Product Development – Environmental Team

Markit’s Environmental team supports the unique requirements of participants in emerging environmental markets. Our integrated environmental platform provides end-to-end management of environmental portfolios and full support for existing and emerging environmental programmes and markets.

The environmental group provides registry and auction services to the environmental markets.  The registry provides secure, robust, transparent and automated services for the listing and management of carbon and other environmental assets (including water and biodiversity). Our independent auction platform provides an additional avenue of liquidity for our environmental clients.

Position summary

The candidate will work in the environmental team at Markit reporting directly to the Global Head of Environmental.  The position is to assist in carrying out our existing strategy for the growth of environmental assets and products; help define new asset or product growth and then lead and direct the implementation of some of these products.  The candidate would also have commercial responsibility for achieving revenue targets.

The position will include a lot of interaction with both external and internal clients (i.e. technology, legal and operations team) in the development of and implementation of new products and asset classes.

Duties & accountabilities:

Understand and communicate the business drivers behind usage of Markit’s environmental products

Responsible for new product direction and positioning, define features, and set enhancement schedules

Draft and / or coordinate the creation of external and internal communications including working with marketing on product fact sheets/brochures

Draft responses for RFP’s and client proposals

Meet with clients to provide both product expertise and drive the sales process

Assist with setting the overall strategy of Markit’s environmental products and services

Business competencies

Education and experience

College Degree (Masters/MBA desirable); 7–10 years product development experience in environmental markets (carbon, water, biodiversity, renewable energy).

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Very strong inter-personal and influencing skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Project management experience

Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and consistently meet tight deadlines

Commercial awareness

Previous experience in leading commercial discussions and negotiations on new products

Management requirements

None initially, but history of increasing management, product and/or project management responsibility is important

Personal competencies

Personal impact

Energetic, Self motivated

Ability to create a vision and execute on it

Strong  organizational skills and attention to details


Very strong interpersonal and communications skills required


Ability to work well both across and within the team

Company overview

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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