Relationship Manager - Index and Data Solutions Associate

  • Not Specified
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 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 December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products

 

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 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 December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 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
 
Team Overview:
 
BlackRock is seeking a team-oriented individual who can immediately add value to the Index and Data Solutions team, and its internal and external clients. The Index and Data Solutions team is responsible for the index and data strategy for the firm and the management of the commercial relationships with each provider. This full-time Associate position will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of index and market data products that address the firm’s requirements and services at the most favorable total cost of ownership, and provide guidance and support to internal clients. 
 
Key Responsibilities:


  • Partner with internal stakeholders and legal in the negotiation of various index and market data agreements to attain beneficial commercial terms and mitigate business risk


  • Development of strategic sourcing opportunities through the introduction of a competitive marketplace, demand management, supplier consolidation, and process reengineering


  • Implement strategic planning for sourcing services at the group, departmental and divisional levels, while maintaining the highest possible levels of service


  • Manage index and data relationships and negotiate related agreements


  • Track and communicate internally industry trends and market intelligence


  • Communicate to internal clients the commercial obligations stemming from provider contracts

Knowledge/Experience:



  • More than 3 years of related experience


  • Interpersonal skills to elicit pertinent information from stakeholders at all levels


  • Analytical skills to evaluate information gathered from multiple sources


  • Basic knowledge of Index and Market Data products and services preferred, but not required


  • Strong communication skills to clearly convey perspectives and analysis to stakeholders


  • Commercial contract knowledge preferred, but not required


  • Ability to work autonomously and build strong relationships with internal clients and data sources


  • Working knowledge of finance and investments


  • Must be organized, detail orientated, responsive and be able to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing environment
 

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, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
 
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.