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iShares Product Operating Platform – Associate
BlackRock’s ETF and Index Investments (EII) Product Operating Platform supports the recently combined Beta Strategies and iShares businesses. In line with industry trends we anticipate a period of rapid growth for the EII business.
The Global Product Operating Platform team is responsible for enhancing and developing our operating platform, with a particular emphasis on enabling business growth on a scalable and risk-controlled end-to-end platform covering:
End to end index investment process, including ETF specific requirements
Portfolio management and trading
Technology and BlackRock’s Aladdin platform
Operational and investment risk
Third party provision of fund administration and related services
This is an Associate level role in the Americas Product Operating Platform team located in San Francisco. The individual in this role is likely to have proven experience of working with technology and operations teams, portfolio managers or third party providers within the asset management industry.
Initiate and deliver operating model change initiatives for the Americas EII business
Capture and translate business and system processes into flows and supporting documentation which can be used by business and technology
Act as a project manager responsible for the planning, co-ordination and reporting of platform change initiatives
Define, co-ordinate, support and execute user acceptance tests working with and as a proxy for the end user community
Build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders and delivery partners across BlackRock and EII
Act as a gatekeeper to ensure change does not come at the expense of the resilience, robustness and integrity of the platform
Work closely with partner groups across BlackRock, in particular technology, business operations and third party service providers to deliver business process and platform change
Contribute to global and regional initiative reporting and ad hoc management reporting requests as required
Become an EII platform and process Subject Matter Expert (SME) and be able to navigate the Business Operations, Aladdin & Technology and BPI organizations
Play a key role in the enhancement and development of the EII Operating Platform
Support the EII strategy in the launch of new products, capabilities and initiatives
Knowledge of asset management investment processes which may include portfolio management, trading, settlement, transfer agency, accounting, regulatory, risk and associated technology platforms
Experience of working on multi-functional business process and/or business systems change initiatives
Knowledge of the following an advantage:
Index and ETF investment processes
BlackRock’s Aladdin and investment systems
Working with asset management outsource providers
Proven ability to articulate concepts to business users and technologists
Willingness to travel as required
Educated to degree level
Business and Data Analysis skills
Core Project Management skills
Self-starter able to work flexibly and under their own initiative
Clear, concise communicator with the skills to address conflicting requirements
Ability to operate across multiple constituencies, at multiple levels of the organization
Good judgement and ability to sense scale and criticality of topics and issues
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
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