Strategy and Operations Manager
DBRS - New York, NY

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DBRS is a recognized, international rating agency, providing timely and comprehensive rating opinions to the world’s capital markets. Privately owned and independent, DBRS offers in-depth credit analysis of corporate, financial institutions, and government issues in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. DBRS' extensive coverage of structured finance and securitization has solidified its standing as a leading provider of comprehensive, in-depth credit analysis.

DBRS is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in New York, Chicago and London and covers entities worldwide.


DBRS is seeking an experienced full-time Strategy and Operations Manager for their New York office. The position will report to the Group Managing Director – Head of Global Structured Finance.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate and communicate with Managing Directors and Team Leaders to enhance organizational efficiency within the Global Structured Finance Group and across other DBRS Groups as needed
  • Drive project deliverables and mandates within the Global Structured Finance Group on behalf of the Group Managing Director
  • Work with the Global Managing Director to organize and improve processes and streamline activities
  • Design and build management reporting templates
  • Ensure timely delivery of management reports to Group Managing Director and Senior Management
  • Assist in developing presentations regarding rating activities, regulatory and compliance issues for both external conferences and internal activities
  • Collect, consolidate documents and analyze required information and data
  • Draft documents for use by Group Managing Director
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations
  • Provide project leadership/project management support for business initiatives as assigned
  • Assist in organizing DBRS' research periodicals, paper documents and online
  • Communicate with Senior Management as needed

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 + years of experience in project management level work
  • Able to communicate effectively across offices in multiple locations
  • Strong computer skills, specifically with MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Problem solver with solid judgment who takes initiative, accepts ownership and accountability
  • Excellent business writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Organized with an ability to balance multiple projects in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic team player with demonstrated ability to work interactively in a team environment.

  • The candidate must also fit and embrace the following cultural values of DBRS:

    Getting the Rating Right

    The foundation of DBRS’s reputation is the integrity and objectivity of each and every rating; however, that is not enough. We must be more than right; we must be relevant and credible. To be relevant our ratings must also be timely, insightful and provide transparency to the market. To be credible we must be accurate and visible. We must not allow business reasons to supersede getting the rating right.

    Put DBRS First

    We will put the interests of DBRS ahead of individual or business unit interests. We will earn each other’s respect through our words and actions. We will listen to one another, and collaborate with each other so that we can build the most respected rating agency.

    We are “Battery-Powered” People

    We are self-starters and independent thinkers who, with a sense of urgency, will get things done in order to accomplish our goals. With perseverance and good judgment we can innovatively solve problems and overcome challenges.

    Be Accountable

    We work hard and are effective in our roles. We provide our best advice to our customers and to each other at all times. We will build an organization that is creative, respectful of each other, well managed, and is a satisfying environment to work in, based on the management principles to which DBRS aspires.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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