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iShares Product Operating Platform Associate

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BlackRock, Inc.

San Francisco, CA

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BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: | LinkedIn:

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

Investment operations

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.

Key Responsibilities:

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

Development Value:

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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BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, and our business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to the parents and grandparents, the doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We work only for our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That’s why investors of all kinds entrust us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

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