Retirement Product Management and Implementation Associate Retirement Product Management and Implementation  …

in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
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in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
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Retirement Product Management and Implementation Associate

About this role


Within BlackRock's Retirement Group, the Product Management & Implementation team is responsible for driving the product agenda, managing product launches and product infrastructure, client implementation, platform support and product pricing across over $1tn in Defined Contribution assets. The team works across the full lifecycle of our products, from inception through launch, and the full lifecycle of our client relationships, from on-boarding through best-in-class client service, offering a unique position and opportunity to interact cross-functionally across the broader BlackRock organization.  Beyond the broader Retirement Group, the Product Management & Implementation team regularly engages with many other groups throughout the firm, including:  Institutional Client Business, US Wealth Advisory, Global Consultant Relations, Portfolio Management, Legal & Compliance, Marketing, and Business Operations.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is excited to work in a dynamic, fast-paced business that is driving innovation in the industry and growth for BlackRock.  This opportunity will drive operational excellence in coordinating the implementation of DC clients to ensure that our clients and prospects are serviced at the highest level. S/he will support and/or project manage the full lifecycle of the implementation while building strong external relationships with clients, plan record-keepers, and plan custodians. Internally, s/he will partner with Account Managers, Portfolio Management teams and Technology & Operations to ensure all stakeholders are coordinated and operating in a risk-controlled manner. Similarly, s/he will partner closely with the broader Retirement Group on various strategic projects to move new products forward, enhance business processes and mitigate risk. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Project management of DC client implementations - including new clients and large mappings.
  • Ownership of our implementation pipeline to ensure visibility into all client activity, including contribution to senior management reporting and enhancing commercial collateral/client presentations.
  • Participation in, and eventually facilitation of, weekly internal status calls to coordinate client implementation activity.
  • Subject matter expertise of BlackRock products that are applicable to the DC market and our operating model with plan record-keepers and plan custodians.
  • Drive cross-functional implementation process, including facilitating contractual agreements with intermediaries and their counterparts
  • Develop strong external relationships with clients, plan record-keepers and plan custodians.
  • Develop strong internal relationships to ensure maximum leverage of firm-wide resources and deliver a consistent and positive client experience.
  • Contribute to strategic projects across the Retirement Group Product & Strategy team on initiatives related to providing solutions for clients and/or enhancing business processes.

An ideal candidate will demonstrate:
  • Exceptional project management skills, relationship building and attention to detail
  • Strong appreciation for the retirement ecosystem and operational processes, including a passion for exploring and understanding the asset management industry
  • A desire to work in a high-energy environment with dedication to excellence
  • The ability to work as a great teammate, collaborate across businesses, and contribute individually

Key Qualifications:
  • Strong project management problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work across multiple projects and initiatives.
  • Minimum 3 years of investment, or Defined Contribution, related experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the defined contribution market, recordkeeping and trust operations is a plus.
  • High level of self-motivation and flexibility, with a strong integrity & ethics.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Analytical ability to synthesize information and summarize key issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and understanding of SQL preferred.
  • An undergraduate degree is required.
  • Series 7 and Series 66 (within 6 months of start date).

* This role can be located in either our New York City or Princeton, NJ offices

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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