at BlackRock in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
About this role
Analysis, Change & Execution Solutions | Associate – Associate About BlackRock
Elevate your career by joining the world’s largest asset manager! Would you thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance? We know how important it is to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success. With over $9 trillion of assets we have an outstanding responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.
BlackRock is the #1 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) provider globally with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management. With more than two decades of ETF innovation and expertise behind us, we serve investors of all sorts, all around the world. We offer clients a comprehensive range of products that provide transparent and cost-efficient access to a full range of asset classes and global markets.
Job Purpose / Background
ETF Platform Innovation and Change (EPIC) is a team within BlackRock’s Technology & Operations division. We develop strategy and execute initiatives central to our indexing and firm-wide growth aspirations and priorities. In our day-to-day, the team brings together change professionals and domain specialists to deliver scale and innovation to some of BlackRock’s fastest-growing products.
We place tremendous focus on empowering and developing our people, improving their leadership and delivery skills and broadening their firm and industry knowledge. Projects and roles are assigned not just based on successful delivery, but also on individual development objectives and career aspirations.
EPIC is seeking an Associate level to become part of a team that will embrace your skills, eagerness, and passion while giving you the freedom to grow professionally. The role that will require a wide skillset including business knowledge, technical know-how, project execution ability, and strategic and consultative thinking. Looking forward to the next decade of exciting developments in ETFs, we are helping drive the multi-year transformation of our ETF product manufacturing platform. The new operating model will scale to support the next phase of growth across the ETF industry and ecosystem. You will help with operating model design and delivery and collaborate with business functions across BlackRock to achieve our goals.
+ Lead virtual teams and partner with business leaders to drive strategic projects, including complex client and technology mandates and commercial opportunities, to completion
+ Develop project plans with measurable goals, drive consensus and communicate plans and results to stakeholders and management throughout
+ Identify areas for improvement in business processes and technology tools
+ Engage and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the firm to effectively navigate global organization
+ Simplify complex topics and create innovative solutions for issues
+ Develop content knowledge and dive deep into any topic that comes our way
+ Use your creativity and initiative to develop high impact materials for communication and to help with decision making
+ 5-7 years of experience in asset management or financial services
+ Familiarity with asset management middle and back-office functions
+ An interest in ETFs and other exchange traded products
+ Excellent written, visual and verbal communication
+ Confidence that you will flourish on a fast-paced and high-profile project
+ Prior experience on large projects
+ Strong collaboration skills and experience of working cross-functionally
+ Experience of successfully leading projects and influencing others
+ Intellectual curiosity and the desire to take initiative and deliver results
+ A reputation as a good communicator and the ability to distill sophisticated concepts and information
+ Excellent attention to detail and a strong work ethic
+ Strong in MS Office skills – PowerPoint, Excel, Word
+ BS/BA or higher
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
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.
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.