Product Development, Global Product Group, Analyst/Associate Product Development, Global Product Group,  …

in Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
Permanent, Full time
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in Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
Permanent, Full time
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Product Development, Global Product Group, Analyst/Associate

About this role

Business: Strategic Product Development

BlackRock's Global Product Group (GPG) has a mandate to drive organic revenue growth by enhancing product development and innovation and by bringing greater strategic discipline and insight to the products we offer our clients. GPG is tasked with ensuring that BlackRock has an industry-leading product set to support our clients' needs and the firm's growth aspirations in all market environments. We work and advise on design considerations for all investment strategies (active, index, multi-asset, illiquids), vehicle types (tax transparent, corporates, trusts) and regulatory regimes. The team carries out a wide range of functions, including: market, competitor and fund range analysis; the business analysis and design of specific ideas; the project management of fund launches/changes, including detailed product structuring and negotiation through internal approval processes and the production and ongoing maintenance of fund documentation. The team manages the Product Development Committee which approves all new products prior to launch as well as product changes.

Role Description:

We are seeking a strong junior talent who will work closely with other GPG members to help drive product development efforts in Japan.


  • Support the team's product development efforts including fund launches, repositionings and other changes with excellence in project management and intellectual integrity, across a wide range of client businesses and asset classes

  • Conduct market research in order to establish a fund's viability in the market, customer appropriateness, competitor landscape and pricing, and partner with the investment teams and distribution teams to drive the product pipeline and product ideation.

  • Drive the governance process throughout the product lifecycle by contributing to the smooth running of product committees enabling the development of new products and review of existing products and implementing procedures under the governance framework.

  • Support the team members to make decisions around the product strategy and drive product development in effective format.

  • Develop strong working relationships with other teams in the region, in particular Client Businesses, Investments Group, Business Operations and Legal & Compliance.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience in the investment funds industry or businesses.

  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and multiple demands.

  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently and clearly articulate ideas to both internal and external audience.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to coordinate across multiple functions, geographies and stakeholders across the firm

  • Knowledge experience in product developments is preferable.

  • Fluency in English and Japanese

  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

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

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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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.
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