This role is responsible for providing revenue, regulatory, project and sales support to and improving processes for the Sales function.
Has oversight for activities before and after handover to the Ratings Team for new and existing business in assigned countries.
Under the supervision of the AVP, EMEA and NA Sales Operations, assigns work to and manages the performance of Sales Operations associates providing internal and customer facing support related to the sales process, onboarding, revenue recognition, reporting, regulations and projects.
Assist the AVP, EMEA and NA Sales Operations in delivering on the Sales Operations mandate by absorbing activities so that Sales can increase time spent interfacing with customers.
Manage assigned region and associates that monitor mandates beginning at handover through to billing and provide Sales activity support that improves the customer experience and ensures the Sales teams can focus on the relevant customer-related activities.
Responsible for delivering high levels of service quality to internal and external clients. Will contribute to the development of KPIs for assigned regions.
Is accountable for the results produced by the team and will manage its performance through assigning and reviewing work performed and providing coaching, training and other support.
Responsible for tracking and reporting the team’s performance
Will supplement team by contributing to the work performed.
Develop associates to meet evolving business needs.
Monitor for and identify trends affecting SFDC data quality.
Identify and escalate issues that require Sales Operations Management, Account Management /
Relationship Management and / or Senior Management involvement.
Engage appropriate MIS personnel, produce briefing memos and provide support so that issues are resolved on a timely basis.
Build, maintain and leverage excellent relationships with internal stakeholders across MIS, with emphasis on the Sales organization in assigned region(s).
Work with the Sales teams, Billing, Collections, GMO and Pricing to minimize Unbilled and Accounts Receivable as well as deals in LOB pipeline.
Work with Sales teams, GMO, Pricing and Billing to determine root causes and corrective actions.
Will identify, recommend and lead implementation of opportunities to improve the Moody’s Commercial processes and the customer experience.
Lead and / or participate in projects as assigned.
Can represent the Sales Ops team in internal meetings where applicable.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics or IT background. Master degree will be appreciated.
6+ years of working experience with a solid background in Project Management, Process Management or Sales Support Operations.
Exposure to and / or knowledge of the role and function of Rating Agencies a plus.
Well-developed IT skills including advanced Microsoft Office applications, PowerPoint and Advanced Excel
Working knowledge of sales data flows from commercial to financial systems
Ability to understand capital markets, ratings, legal and compliance matters
Strong understanding of Moody’s service suite, contracts and general conduct of business
Local market, customer and Moody’s systems knowledge preferred
Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
Ability to apply sound judgment when selecting solution paths
Proven ability to understand issues / problems, identify root causes, develop and implement solution paths
Effectively prepare for and conduct telephone meetings with issuers at all levels independently and with minimal oversight to respond to inquiries and provide status updates
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proven team player with ability to work independently.
Willingness to travel to Moody’s regional and occasionally global offices (5-10%).