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Associate/Vice President, Blackrock Platform Innovation

BlackRock

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted March 27, 2021.

Atlanta, US
Business Management & Strategy

BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to 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 have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting 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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About this role

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. We are dedicated to helping our clients, employees, shareholders and communities achieve financial security, financial mobility, and financial freedom.

BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment manager in the world, helping millions of people and the world’s biggest institutions and governments reach their investing goals.

Our promise to our clients is to deliver products and services that provide clarity on the financial markets to help influence better investments decisions.

To help employees stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO).

Job Purpose / Background

As a member of the BlackRock Platform Innovation (BPI) team, you will work on some of the firm’s most strategic, complex, and highly-valued projects. Our mission is to make the firm better by successfully shaping and delivering on the firm’s most strategic priorities, developing the versatility of our talent and exporting our project management delivery skillset together with a broad and deep knowledge of the firm. We act as the “connective tissue” between the various lines of business by applying in-depth knowledge of BlackRock’s organization, processes, and technology in order to inspire change. This role provides the opportunity to drive scale, ensure consistency, and reduce risk across all parts of the organization.

In order to succeed in its mission, BPI places tremendous focus on developing its people, improving their leadership and delivery skills and broadening their firm and industry knowledge. Projects and roles are assigned not just based on successful delivery, but also on individual development objectives and career aspirations.

BPI is seeking an Associate or Vice-President level to become part of a team that will embrace your skills, eagerness, and passion while giving you the freedom to grow professionally. You can look forward to a multi-faceted role that will require a wide skillset including business knowledge, technical know-how, project execution ability, and strategic and consultative thinking.

At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and actively engage you in our success. We have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.

Responsibilities

  • Lead virtual teams and partner with business leaders to drive strategic projects, including complex client and technology mandates and commercial opportunities, to completion

  • Develop project objectives with measurable goals, drive consensus and communicate plans and results to stakeholders and management throughout

  • Maintain a One BlackRock perspective and deliver results, which are beneficial for both individual businesses and the firm as a whole

  • Identify areas for improvement in business processes and technology tools

  • Engage and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the firm to effectively navigate global organization

  • Simplify complex topics and create innovative solutions for issues

  • Develop content knowledge and dive deep into any topic that comes our way

  • Stay up-to-date on global finance and technology trends impacting BlackRock

Knowledge/Experience

  • 3-10 years of work experience

  • Ability to clearly articulate objectives and influence outcomes

  • Results driven individual with strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Ambitious and proactive: able to show initiative and come up with ideas without prompting

  • Collaborate and coordinate internal resources and partners to obtain buy-in and commitment for flawless execution of projects

  • Technical aptitude, understanding technology in a business context, desired

  • Aladdin user experience and understanding preferred

  • Experience in business process analysis, design, and implementation would be a plus

  • Bring and maintain curiosity, asking questions to develop a strong business case and approach

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

“I really love my work in corporate strategy—it’s the best job, in terms of what I want to achieve and where I can excel.”

As a people-centric business, our long-term sustainability depends on our employees and culture. We have more than 16,000 employees in 35+ different countries who speak over 80 languages. We also serve millions of clients from different cultures around the world. We believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a better experience for our clients.

How we typically hire experienced professionals

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster and its supplement , and the pay transparency policy .

BlackRock is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Disability.Assistance@blackrock.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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