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Credit Analyst, Associate Director level - EMEA Industrials - Fixed term contract

Requisition ID:  46398
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

Warsaw, WP, PL

Date Posted:  Feb 9, 2024


Fitch Ratings is currently seeking an Associate Director based in our Warsaw office.


Fitch Ratings’ EMEA Corporate group provides public and private ratings of companies and their debt instruments in Western Europe and, increasingly, also in CEE, the CIS, Middle East and Africa. The department employs a team of over 100 credit analysts across Europe. In addition to London, Fitch’s largest office, the department has analysts on the ground in Frankfurt, Warsaw, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Stockholm and Dubai.


The Corporates group split into six sector teams: Utilities and Transport, Consumer and Healthcare, Natural Resources and Commodities, Industrials, Telecoms, Media and Technology, and Real Estate. In addition, a specialist Leveraged Finance team focuses on credits with leveraged capital structures.


The EMEA Industrial Ratings team covers about 100 public credits, spanning Aerospace & Defence, Capital Goods, Auto Manufacturers, Packaging, Building Materials and Construction. Roughly a third of team is based in London, with the rest of the team based in Barcelona, Warsaw, Frankfurt and Dubai.


What We Offer:

  • possibility to join in another EU location
  • the prospect of becoming a permanent senior corporate analyst of Fitch Ratings with high visibility with investors and within Fitch Ratings’ EMEA Corporates
  • excellent sector learning opportunities and ability to become a sector specialist given the exposure to a diverse number of industrial sectors
  • daily interaction with a broad selection of corporates from large multinationals to SMEs and sponsor-backed corporate debt issuers, with a strong focus on EU
  • being part of a successful and diverse multinational team
  • attractive compensation package
  • hybrid working week scheme plus flexibility to work from a different location for up to four weeks a year


We’ll Count on You To:

  • lead rating processes for a portfolio of credits focusing on industrial sectors interacting with corporate debt issuers and rating advisors, including in collaboration with other corporate sector teams, especially with Leveraged Finance on high-yield bonds or leveraged loan transactions
  • present and discuss your rating recommendations, ideas and facts effectively in writing and verbally to a rating committee
  • deliver quality outputs to internal and external parties within deadlines
  • use effective questioning and listening skills in internal credit discussions and those with external constituents
  • initiate and assist in producing thematic research reports in your coverage sectors
  • participate in investor and prospective issuers outreach
  • keep fully up to date with market/industry developments and proactively manage your rating portfolio in response to credit events, identify areas to comment on externally
  • conduct work in compliance with all relevant policies and procedures
  • be available to travel in EMEA region, primarily in the EU
  • contribute to a team spirit of intelligent and open discussion as well as of cooperation


What You Need to Have:


  • independent thought and solid corporate credit analysis skills backed by a multi-year corporate finance background in banking, financial services or industry
  • solid cash flow modelling skills
  • knowledge of financing instruments and familiarity with financing documentation
  • well-developed communication and team work skills
  • fluency in all forms of written and spoken English
  • time management skills and ability to cope with tight deadlines
  • reliability and integrity


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • prior first-hand knowledge of industrial sectors
  • knowledge of leveraged finance and high-yield structures and financial products
  • project management skills to drive rating assignments and research in collaboration with other sector teams
  • knowledge of other European languages such as German, French, Italian or Spanish


Why Fitch?

At Fitch Group, the combined power of our global perspectives is what differentiates us. Our global network of colleagues comes together to accomplish things greater than they ever could alone.


Every team member is essential to our business and each perspective is critical to our success. We embrace a diverse culture that encourages a free exchange of ideas, guaranteeing your voice will be heard and your work will have an impact, regardless of seniority.


We are building incredible things at Fitch and we invite you to join us on our journey.


Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables our clients to make important credit judgements with confidence.


Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.


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Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.


Fitch Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.




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