SVP Global Partnerships & Exchanges

Business Development London, United Kingdom




SVP Global Partnerships & Exchanges

Location: London, UK

About Argus  


Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,300 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 29 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.   


Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic.  


Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.  Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Inclusivity.  


What will you be doing?   


Argus is seeking to grow and expand its licensing business with exchanges and strategic partners, and further connect Argus services and technology to a broader distribution ecosystem.  


This new position will Directly manage Argus’ licensing business with global exchanges  

  • Lead and direct our strategic partnership team and commercial relationships (Bloomberg, LESG)
  • Support partnerships and provide advice across the business
  • Develop and implement a commercial and product development plan for Argus Open Markets (AOM)
  • You will manage two direct reports including the VP Strategic Partnerships and the VP Commercial Product Argus Open Markets Platform.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, with dotted lines to Sector leaders, the position has executive management access and will be expected to bring ideas and offer counsel for optimal execution of the business. Initially the role will report to the CCO for the first six months as part of the induction process.  


  • Manage and develop Argus’ business globally with commodity exchanges.
  • Lead the global partnership team to identify/pursue strategic partners/opportunities for Argus to grow/expand its products and services beyond its traditional distribution models.
  • Cultivate and structure commercial partnerships, joint ventures, and opportunities to expand Argus’ products and services distribution.
  • Develop Argus’ channel partnership strategy and direction.
  • Provide leadership/guidance to the VP, Commercial Product Argus Open Markets
  • Deliver Strategic Guidance to the Executive Management Team - Provide senior executive counsel and negotiation support for the executive management team and Argus business sector leads. Serve as a sounding board for strategy, evaluation, and execution decisions.
  • Manage challenging corporate commercial negotiations.
  • Ensure that Argus intellectual property is well protected.


What we’re looking for in you  


  • A deep understanding of commodities, energy markets, and trading.
  • Expertise in financial markets, OTC derivatives, and functioning of exchanges.
  • Prior work experience at a at commodity exchange is required.
  • Strategic and Commercial Orientation - Strong ability to formulate client strategy and proactively seek market opportunities to grow revenue.
  • High integrity leader who demonstrates executive maturity and self-awareness; should have a calm and composed demeanour, while keeping the team focused on results with an ability to keep Argus’ long-term growth in focus.
  • Must operate as a collaborative team player at all levels of the organisation including senior leadership, the commercial team, business development, audit, and legal.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; listens and communicates effectively and attends to details to ensure high quality proposals and contracts.


What’s in it for you  


Our rapidly growing, award-winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognizes and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.   


  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme 
  • Group pension scheme 
  • Group healthcare and life assurance scheme 
  • Flexible working environment 
  • 25 days holiday with annual increase up to 30 days  
  • Subsidised gym membership 
  • Season ticket travel loans 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Extensive internal and external training


For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV via our website:   


By submitting your job application, you automatically acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data to the Company. Argus is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.