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European Regional Managing Editor – Agriculture


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  • Date posted
    May 15, 2024
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    June 14, 2024
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Job Description

The regional managing editor is a key role helping to deliver our PRA strategy by leading and managing a team of price reporters and team leaders, across a range of related commodity areas. The role is accountable for developing and executing the regional strategy for the relevant markets under its remit, and for contributing to and help driving the global strategy. The regional managing editor implements the broader Fastmarkets growth strategies, working with the editorial directors for the relevant vertical, and the senior leadership team to shape and communicate the Fastmarkets vision. The role will balance occasional market coverage with expectations around maintaining unique content and commentaries that support pricing services; engaging with market participants to drive adoption; and doing so in a way that effectively balances managerial responsibilities against their role as a team member. The goal is to drive excellence across the regional team, establishing the group collectively as industry experts, ensuring a constant stream of leading content and robust, correction-free pricing, and overseeing, nurturing and developing a high-performing team of market experts. The role can oversee up to 20 reporters in a region and relies on team leaders to co-manage the team and day-to-day operations, while being accountable for the regional strategy and supporting the editorial director to design and drive the global strategy. Principal accountabilities: Uphold the integrity of our prices by serving as a role model for the Fastmarkets’ price development process; ensure team leaders and price reporters adhere to it when launching, amending or discontinuing prices. Build trust in and drive usage of our prices by championing our IOSCO-compliant approach to price reporting, ensure team knows and abides by all processes around pricing, methodologies and audits. Adopt and drive the LPDA (Launch, Promote, Defend, Attack) approach to price development and engagement campaigns. Coach editors and collaborate with the editorial operations team to make continual improvements to our content and how it is delivered to improve quality, promote value-added reporting and find compelling ways to highlight our expertise. Lead and conduct market engagement via meetings and events with a focus on driving price adoption. Ensure a consistent flow of meeting insights are shared with relevant stakeholders to improve interactions and uncover opportunities. Manage the regional team’s responsibilities and diary to ensure that a solid back-up system is in place to maintain coverage through leaves or business travels, cooperating with other teams if needed. Balance being the last resort for market coverage, while overseeing others’ pricing and editorial work strategically to ensure that each supports the other. Coordinate cross-functional, cross-department and cross-regional collaboration, helping to break down silos and enrich content or pricing coverage. Work with other managing editors to facilitate successful staff development and retention, maintaining a positive working environment and culture. Champion Fastmarkets’ MAGICC values. Support recruitment of high-calibre candidates, develop and retain talent within the pricing team and across the broader Fastmarkets group, promoting cross-commodity and cross-discipline moves where desirable. Key interfaces: Reports to the global editorial director for the appropriate vertical, providing strategic input and contributing to cross-functional initiatives. Manages price reporters and team leads to implement Fastmarkets’ PRA approach. Work closely with global editors, managing editors and price development team on developing and prioritizing price benchmarks, products and market coverage. Actively engages with industry participants to gather insight, gain feedback and promote the quality of our prices, providing a consistent flow of feedback to all stakeholders. Collaborates with Editorial Operations team to ensure content is produced in line with PRA strategy and to the appropriate style. Engages with other leaders to develop and promote prices and content where there are crossovers, coordinates with the market development team to highlight new or emerging opportunities. Fosters positive relationships with Strategy, Marketing, Product and Events teams to assist with the promotion of products and services. Our Values: Fastmarkets people come from all different walks of life. It’s this mix of brilliant personalities, experiences and insights that gives us that warm, open, and friendly culture you can feel as soon as you meet us. But however wonderfully different we all are, there are six things we all have in common – and they form our Fastmarkets values. Created by our own employees to reflect some of the personal traits that Fastmarkets people have, our values are key to what makes our culture unique. They reflect who each of us are and they’re embedded in everything we do. Our values are: METRICS DRIVEN. We use insights to improve our customers’ experience and our business performance ACCOUNTABLE. We are accountable to ourselves and those we work with: we keep our promises and get things done GROWTH MINDSET. This value enables us to be nimble to the changing realities and operate with a sense of urgency INCLUSIVE. We are inclusive and respectful, celebrating each of us and giving everyone a deep sense of belonging with the desire to bring their best self to work every day. CUSTOMER CENTRIC. We are customer-centric in all that we do COLLABORATIVE. We are collaborative, able to work across teams and capitalise on the diversity of intellect, perspectives, and experiences. You’ve read a little about us – now it’s over to you! If you like what you’ve read so far and think you can see yourself as a Fastmarkets person, it’s time to fill in your application form. This form is an important part of the selection process: it’s used to determine whether or not you’ll be chosen to have an interview and acts as a basis for the questions we’ll ask you on the day. It’s vital that you try to capture all the relevant information we have asked for on the form so we can get a good feel for who you are and why you’re great.