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S&P Global Business Development Director in Virtual, Massachusetts

The Role: Business Development Director

Grade: 11 (For Internal Purposes)

Location: US, New York and Virtual East Coast

Job Description: The Climate Service, an S&P Global company, provides climate analytics to help the world’s financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies to measure the financial risk from climate change. We are a fast-growing team on a mission to embed climate data into global decision-making. We believe this will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, and help make the world more resilient to the most important challenge of our time.

The Team: The Business Development team is responsible for bringing our market-leading Climanomics® platform to new customers in Financial Services, Real Estate, and Non-Financial Corporates. We work closely with Customer Success, Marketing, Product, and R&D to provide the best products and customer experience to organizations with varying levels of expertise in climate risk.

The Impact: Companies and investors globally need transparency into the risk of climate change to their business. Our Climanomics® platform is the industry leading solution for global physical risk analysis, providing users with insights they’ve never had before, so they can take action to make our world more resilient to climate change.

What’s in it for you: Currently, we are recruiting for a Business Development Director who can inform sales strategy for non-financial corporates, target key accounts, and mentor sales staff. This role is ideally based in New York. We're looking for someone who is savvy at navigating corporate environments, but agile with a start-up mindset. The successful candidate will play a prominent role in shaping the future of one of the world’s leading climate analytics firms. Play a prominent role in shaping the future of one of the world’s leading climate analytics firms.

From facilitating initial conversations, to developing team wide best practices, to signing new customers, you will be an integral member of our team.


  • Bring the suite of climate risk analytics products for Non-Financial Corporates in our cutting-edge Climanomics® software as a service platform to new customers.

  • Develop and execute on the business development strategy for TCS for the sector.

  • Cultivate sector, product, and technical expertise to be able to curate new use cases, identify global and local trends in climate risk analytics, and support regional thought leadership.

  • Develop new business leads and enhance existing relationships, calling on a number of lead-generation channels; manage the sales life cycle, diligently leveraging our CRM system.

  • Formulate, execute on, and exceed quarterly sales plans.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with other members of the sales team to develop and implement appropriate prospect communication plans.

  • Strategize with team members to innovate & improve the overall sales development process.

  • Collaborate with the Customer Success team to understand key requirements and smooth onboarding of new customers.

  • Be effective within the company culture, collaborating in a productive way with multiple teams across functions.

  • Coach peers and junior business development teammates.

What we are looking for: Experience in the following areas is desired but not required:

  • Selling technical B2B SaaS products.

  • ESG and/or climate change.

  • Selling to finance professionals.

  • High work ethic with confidence to work autonomously

  • Strong communication, teamwork, and process development skills

  • Burning desire to provide the world with ever-better insights on the impact of climate change


  • BS/BA or technical enterprise sales experience required.

  • More than 8 years of sales experience with a track record of exceeding quota

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $72,300 - $143,800. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for 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 .

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:  and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster  describes discrimination protections under federal law.

20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), SLSGRP202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 271390

Posted On: 2022-08-11

Location: New York, New York, United States