Business Manager Zurich, Associate

  • Not Specified
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 16 Nov 17 2017-11-16

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients.  At September 30, 2017, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.98 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients.  At September 30, 2017, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.98 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 September 30, 2017, the firm had approximately 13,750 employees in 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 www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock


Job Purpose / Background:

The Business Manager position reports to the COO Switzerland, she/he is responsible for coordinating and responding to all internal and external requests acting as a liaison for matters of importance on behalf of Country Management.

This position delivers the establishment and monitoring of Management Information and Key Performance, business analyses, organizational development, budget, and projects. It requires proactive collaboration with Senior Management and other departments of BlackRock in Switzerland and internationally across the business units Retail, Institutional, ETF and Index Investments (EII) and BlackRock Solutions. The role offers the opportunity to independently work with senior managers in a growing and supportive environment and provides the candidate with a unique view of the functioning of a world-class asset management organisation.

This position is a multi-faceted role, which requires sound judgement, organizational and planning skills, analytical ability and discretion, given the high level of confidentiality of information and data accessed. 


Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with management on various projects and day to day activity ensuring timely delivery of projects and quality execution of processes in line with management expectations.  

  • Collaboration with senior management team and regional strategy group to drive local strategy plans
  • Support tracking of management's and Board’s strategic priorities
  • Strategic and operational plans - providing senior management with regular status updates and escalating any pinch points identified (e.g. resource constraints)
  • Creation of management, regulatory and board reporting
  • Presentations - organizing and preparing for off-sites, client meetings, presentations, team meetings, etc. with a focus on organizational and financial matters as well as the project portfolio
  • Acts as project management office for the Swiss business
  • Ad hoc assignments – partnering with management on ad hoc projects as required
  • Developing strong relationships with the various infrastructure groups and teams, at local and global level as well as other country business managers
Knowledge/Experience:
  • Master’s degree (Economics / Business Administration), CFA is a plus
  • Proven experience in asset management, financial services, consulting or strategy
  • Ability to function effectively within a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and process minded
  • Ability to multitask and to work in a paced environment
  • Build effective relationships and networks with business leaders and key functional areas
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fluency in English and German
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint
  • Sound judgment, professionalism and discretion
  • Very good financial and analytical capabilities