Associate, Product Strategy Associate, Product Strategy …

BlackRock
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Jan 21
Competitive
BlackRock
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Jan 21
Competitive
Associate, Product Strategy
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About this role

About Us

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a global investment manager and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients-from grandparents, doctors, and teachers to large institutions-turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. People join our firm from around the world to gain real-world experience while making an impact. Discover how you can have a career at BlackRock that's exciting, rewarding and full of possibilities.

Job Purpose/Background:

The Business Strategy Associate plays a critical role within the Business Strategy team to deliver strategy projects. Associates enjoy a high degree of freedom in their work, and are challenged to roll up their sleeves, immerse themselves in a topic, demonstrate curiosity to understand the finer details and provoke thinking of others, and ultimately provide elegant solutions to complex problems.

Associates typically own a work stream or broader project, and work in cross-functional teams to deliver a successful outcome. The role demands analytical and logical abilities to deconstruct complex business problems into individual components, and conduct analyses and interviews to derive a solution. The team is heavily relied upon by EII leadership in EMEA and globally as well as the broader organisation to run complicated projects, and to digest complex information and communicate it in a straightforward and action-oriented manner.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Under the direction of senior team members, deliver strategy projects on priority topics for the business:
    • Structure work streams, define approach, identify stakeholders, conduct research / interviews
    • Generate hypotheses on business problems, and the information required to validate them
    • Structure and conduct analyses
    • Gather and synthesize information from multiple external sources (such as industry research, financial publications, field sales, events etc...) and internal stakeholders across the EII and wider BlackRock business
    • Synthesize findings (informally and formally) and engage senior team members in problem solving sessions and on potential issues along the way
    • Create impactful reports/presentations to communicate with BlackRock and iShares management on project progress, final outcomes and implementation plans
  • Show interest/engagement in topics beyond current project priorities: provide insights, views to other projects and become sounding board for senior team members
  • Produce top-quality presentation decks for internal and external presentations, on behalf of senior management

Knowledge/Experience:
  • Deep understanding of the Asset Management industry and general understanding of the ETF landscape
  • 3-5+ years' experience in financial services; experience at a tier 1 management consultancy firm, or within an internal strategy division at an organization desirable
  • Undergraduate degree or professional finance qualifications
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills essential - ability to quickly produce management-level quality presentations, and produce robust Excel models (forecasting, sensitivity analysis, data synthetization); experience with Tableau and SQL a plus
  • Experience in working with senior management, with the ability to translate complex views and opinions into straightforward, tangible deliverables
  • Think logically and deconstruct a larger problem into sub-components, prioritize issues, and allocate resources
  • Ability to engage diverse set of stakeholders, understand their viewpoints, and build long-term relationships
  • Efficiently manage own time and effort
  • Curiosity to explore new topics in depth, and intrinsically motivated to deliver insights and actions beyond those specifically requested

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, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. 

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.

  • Title: Associate
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Opening Date: 22 October 2020
  • Closing Date:  20 November 2020


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, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.  

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.
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