Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Project Manager - Business Analyst

PH-Makati City
Job ID
Project Management


This person will be a key member of the Product Development team in Manila and will be focused on drafting requirements for the next generation of our internal data collection platform for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) research, working closely with the research and development teams in Stockholm and Manila. In addition, this person will be responsible for tracking market requirements that inform development and research priorities.

This person will be a solution-oriented and creative project manager with experience from ESG research and/or responsible investments who takes great responsibility for both complex and simple tasks. As a member of a global team, this person will need to develop and maintain productive working relationships with teams across geographic regions.


  • Partner with research and development teams to define and develop long-term and short-term strategies for enhancing the internal data collection platform, and determine priorities for enhancing work flow and maximizing research output
  • Draft clear and well-defined development requirements for an agile development team
  • Bring creativity on how to enhance the design of user interfaces, flow and interactions of the internal platform
  • Lead cross functional resources to enable timely platform launches
  • Serve as the internal platform expert supporting research teams and operations teams in using the platform and training users in new functionality, including hosting webcasts, individual support, and drafting user guides
  • Track and inform analysis of market requirements to determine product enhancement and development priorities
  • Organizing and keeping track of internal project documentation


  • Excellent project management and time-management skills
  • Highly motivated, team player, highly proactive and with initiative
  • Deep understanding of ESG research, knowledge of various responsible investment strategic products a definite plus
  • Well organized, thorough and detailed, with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and a flexible approach
  • Strong leadership skills, able to work well in a cross-functional team environment
  • A genuine interest in user experience and graphical design is not required but appreciated
  • Master’s degree in economics, political science, law, or business administration
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in ESG research and/or responsible investment data analysis and modeling


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