Head of Data Operations and Production Applications
S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
11h ago

The Role : Head of Data Operations and Production Applications

Location : US, UK, India

The Team / The Business : S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global, a leading independent provider of ratings, benchmarks, data and analytics to the global capital and commodity markets.

Platts provides transparency to global commodity and energy markets via the following offerings :

  • Market-leading price assessments and benchmarks : Platts publishes over 15,500 price assessments daily on commodities (e.
  • g., Oil, LNG, Petrochemicals). Many of these assessments are used to underpin financial derivative contracts traded on exchanges

  • Analytics : AI capabilities for data linking, aggregation, extrapolation via Kensho
  • Leverage various data sets, including real-time news, pricing, satellite data, weather information, well monitoring, ship tracking, customs data to produce analytics on commodity supply and demand flows
  • The Impact : S&P Global Platts is a critical stakeholder in the global Energy Transition and offers price assessments, data, news, and insights including :

  • Carbon and Hydrogen price assessments
  • Future Energy Outlooks analytics and research covering energy projections with a focus on medium and longer-term outlooks for balances, prices, and emissions
  • Global Integrated Energy Model data modelling tool for energy supply and demand outlooks; data spans 143 countries, 10 end-use sectors, and 30 commodities from 1990 to 2050
  • Hydrogen production assets database insights into hydrogen production methods and costs of production
  • Dedicated news, insights and thought leadership for the Energy Transition covering all regions, sectors, and commodities
  • Responsibilities :

    Strategy & Operations

  • Internal platforms (e.g., CCP, PRP, Phoenix) Leads decision-marking regarding continual development and improvement of existing internal platforms;
  • leads technology design and application to current and future business problems

  • Data strategy Develops a modular data strategy that ensures alignment with the overall organization goals, vision, and business strategy
  • Data governance Develops a data governance framework to ensure framework and standards are in place, improve trustworthiness and quality of data, to drive business, compliance, and ethics.
  • Ensures that contractual rights are in place to source and utilize data as intended, and that data usage complies with such rights

  • Data quality Enables data usability, availability, and efficiency while advancing data and analytics maturity, uses, and commercialization
  • Data ingestion, linking and cataloguing Connects data applications where appropriate to develop a harmonized data pipeline to supports the business needs and enable fast searches
  • Data science workbench Capitalizes on processes and technology to extract business insights from data; establishes methodologies to develop actionable insights for the business
  • Model governance and modelling Identifies standardized ways to control models and develops as needed
  • Process automation Identifies opportunities for automation to increase data efficiency and accuracy
  • Internal product management Manages internal product management efforts
  • People, Leadership & Culture

  • Creates a data culture Establishes mindsets, ways of thinking, and ingrained practices around data to create a culture that understands data uses, commercialization, and ethics;
  • advances data and analytics maturity

  • Helps set and drive the new culture
  • Drives collaborative working within function and across functions to ensure growth and success
  • Stakeholder Relationships

    Collaborates with heads of BLs and Chief Technology Officer to identify platform and data dependencies for sourcing / scraping, ingesting, consolidating, storing, and provisioning product-related data to the BLs, and for rationalizing internal facing platforms and applications to reduce tech debt.

    What We’re Looking For :

  • Track record with driving data strategy and data management in a complex IT environment to identify new business opportunities
  • Track record in driving automation-driven transformation to enhance scalability and efficiencies
  • Expertise in opensource, cloud, distributed computing, data lakes, data analytics environments, information flows, technology controls
  • Proven leader with effective relationship-building skills, cross-collaboration skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Strong understanding of Scrum and Agile practices, Snowflake, Azure, and statistical programming languages, as well as machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow and PyTorch
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (in Data Science, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Statistics, or Analytics) or equivalent experience
  • Preferred Qualifications :


  • Always take care of people first and offer them a safe space to learn and grow
  • Show passion for and dedication to building a sustainable world for future generations
  • Curiosity

  • Spark the imagination of others to solve complex problems
  • Seek to learn on a continuous basis as core to growth and success
  • Courage

  • Are willing to experiment to see beyond what exists today.
  • Always stand up for others to encourage inclusiveness and produce equitable outcomes
  • At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets.

    Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets.

    S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture, and shipping.

    Compensation / Benefits Information (US Applicants Only) :

    S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $240,200 - $499,000. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

    In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive bonus / a sales commission plan.

    This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits, we provide to our employees, visit https : / / www.

    spgbenefitessentials.com / newhires.

    S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE : SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence.

    For more information, visit www.platts.com.

    S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race / ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

    Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

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