Director - Strategic Project Management

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 12 Dec 17 2017-12-12

  Background   BPI plays a critical role as part of the “connective tissue” between the various groups within BlackRock: we bring teams together to overcome key challenges.  Working in BPI requires strong problem solving, relationship management, communication and organizational skills.  The role involves combining

 
Background
 
BPI plays a critical role as part of the “connective tissue” between the various groups within BlackRock: we bring teams together to overcome key challenges.  Working in BPI requires strong problem solving, relationship management, communication and organizational skills.  The role involves combining project management experience, process understanding and Aladdin / technology knowledge with an attention to detail to frame and design creative solutions to complex issues.  The ideal candidate would be someone who enjoys shifting challenges and ambiguous environments, thinks creatively, possesses the confidence to have an opinion, takes the initiative and thrives under close scrutiny and tight deadlines. 
 
Responsibilities 

  • Lead virtual teams to drive strategic projects to completion
  • Clarify project objectives, drive consensus and communicate plans and results to stakeholders and management
  • Maintain a 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
  • Simplify complex topics and create innovative solutions for issues
  • Stay up-to-date on global finance and technology trends impacting BlackRock

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Significant project management, business process analysis, design and implementation experience
  • Ability to clearly communicate objectives and articulate the rationale behind those goals
  • Results driven individual with strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated: able to show initiative and come up with ideas without prompting
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Technical aptitude, understanding technology in a business context, desired
  • Aladdin user experience and understanding preferred