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BlackRock's GPS team is responsible for using BlackRock's scale, industry knowledge, and risk management capabilities to build and expand partnerships with leading financial institutions, market data and index providers achieving the delivery of high quality service to our firm's clients. To achieve each of these goals, GPS develops and implements a forward looking provider strategy designed to increase operational efficiency, provide risk and cost visibility, and provide flexibility as our business evolves, leading to an enhanced client experience. To balance our relationships, GPS executes a global provider governance model that combines quantitative and qualitative components, encompasses a consistent engagement program between BlackRock and our partners, mitigates operational risks, and sets parameters for the selection of new partners.
Global Business Operations & Technology Group, which includes Global Provider Strategy ("GPS"), Global Client Services, Global Accounting and Performance Services, Global Data Services, Aladdin Portfolio Services Group, Corporate Services and Technology Services, has 3,500+ employees.
We are looking for a career driven and standout colleague to join GPS as part of the Provider Risk & Performance team. The ideal candidate will be someone with a strong operational and/or governance background within financial services or industry related experience. This individual will be accountable for collaborating with internal partners at all levels across different business groups. You will run strategic initiatives in close partnership with our internal business partners to promote our risk management programs and drive provider service excellence.
Driving strategic change with our post-trade providers to develop risk centric programs that protect our firm, funds, and clients
Actively address systemic risks, utilizing significant metrics and holding providers accountable for service excellence
Collaborate with the GPS relationship management team to drive RFP/ activity, along with KPI/SLA preparation and review
Develop positive relationships with key BlackRock groups and leaders ensuring governance programs are fully understood and adopted
Construct documents and presentations to be used with regulators, fund boards, and BlackRock's risk constituents, communicating our program and associated findings
Stay ahead of and drive market intelligence of industry developments and ensure BlackRock is well positioned to use the scale of our business model
Participate in cross functional working groups in the set up and creation of new products with a focus on provider risk profile and capabilities
Maintain platform(s) used to support GPS PRP Governance activity. Work closely with deal owners to ensure all relevant deal materials are current and accurately reflect robust due diligence
Constantly evaluate systems, processes and procedures for inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvement
Skills and Qualifications
BS/BA degree in accounting, finance, economics or a related field, advanced degree preferred
At least 3 years' experience in a fast-paced, financial services environment.
Ability to self-manage workloads and work to deadlines, proven team member, and has strong attention to detail
Highly effective oral and written communication skills. Intellectual ability and social skills to establish credibility with senior managers and their teams.
Actively contribute to the identification and implementation of improvements to the way in which we operate and to the quality of our reporting.
Work collaboratively with team members supporting strategy, analysis, reporting, and contract administration.
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.
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 September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | 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.