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BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.
BlackRock Company Description
BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
Business Unit Overview
BlackRock's Client Business (CB) serves asset owner business (Public and Corporate pension and Financial Institutions Group etc.), distribution business and third-party business. The Global Consultant Relations Team (GCR) is part of CB at BlackRock. Japan GCR is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with consultants across all asset classes as well as driving new business through RFPs and industry databases.
The RFP function within GCR is uniquely positioned within BlackRock and with RFPs often being the first official engagement that the client has with BlackRock, the team is at the hub of the sales process, pro-actively engaging with investment, client and operational teams throughout the RFP process.
As well as playing an important role in winning new business, the team also provides valuable support to the consultant relationship managers through the completion of consultant requests for information on our products (including data maintenance) and investment solutions. Working closely with both investment areas and sales teams; and covering Japan; the team presents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to these areas of the business and to gain a wealth of knowledge about the workings of BlackRock, it's position in the market and the products we manage.
This RFP position will entail understanding BlackRock's products, strategies, structure and unique selling points and being able to communicate these in completing RFPs and other new business related documents to win assets, maintain the existing clients as well as responding to consultant information requests.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
Managing, writing and updating RFPs mainly for Japanese clients
Contribute to continual population and development of the proposals database, tailoring and improving content on an ongoing basis
Work on a wide range of products including alternatives including HF to illiquid products, equity, fixed income, multi-asset and solutions
Create partnerships with sales and product teams to develop a full understanding of their needs and build winning relationships
Support the relationship managers by engaging and owning consultant queries as required
Ensure processes, quality and service standards are adhered
The ideal candidate will be a degree qualified individual with at least 2-5 years financial services experience ideally within the asset management industry or financial industry
Excellent Teamwork mind-set and thoughtful communication skills
Attention to detail with analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create relationships
Willing to learn and an enthusiastic "can do" attitude
Strong written and oral communication skills in both Japanese and English (Business Level)
Collaborative writing, critical reading, and editing skills
Microsoft Excel / Word and PowerPoint
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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | 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.