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Description About this role Along with other core Investments teams, BlackRock's Global Lending and Liquidity group, which combines the activities of Global Securities Lending and Cash Management, helps our clients solve their investment challenges and strives to deliver persistent, long-term investment performance. Our investment professionals benefit from the resources of a world-class technology firm that is differentiated by a team approach, integrated research and risk management.
Everyone at BlackRock has a role to play in leading the firm's future growth. We believe that diverse teams with complementary strengths are critical to our success. We are seeking a Product Manager at the Vice President level within Global Securities Lending, which manages approximately $300 billion in loans and provides superior performance through cutting-edge technology, sophisticated models and quantitative techniques. The successful candidate will work within a global Product Management team and will interface regularly with Trading, Product Strategy, Analytics, Technology and Operations, along with other business partners.
What You Will Do
Key Mission: Manage the design and strategy of technology initiatives for our business and clients
Research & Innovation: Perform due diligence and brainstorm new ideas for initiatives
Alignment & Rationalization: Assist with scoping and assessing the viability of initiatives; prioritize initiatives against scarce resources; and manage the alignment of initiatives across regional and global forums
Project Management: Lead initiatives from research to implementation; support resolving and escalating issues to accelerate initiative delivery; and own stakeholder engagement and awareness
Product Evolution: Guide our future technology needs by building market-leading solutions for our clients; and ensure system stability and platform continuity
Project Cornerstone: Focus on scaling our business across the three main pillars of Trading, Operations and Technology as part of this significant multi-year integration into BlackRock's ecosystem
Who You Will Ideally Be
Organized: You have superior organizational and multi-tasking skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks; and you are flexible, do not get overwhelmed easily, take a positive approach to problems, and can lead a highly functioning team to deliver remarkable results
Curious: You are innovative, extremely creative and constantly looking for ways to tweak and optimize processes; and you are detail-oriented and have an innate able to identify the impact each detail may have on the overall project success
Driven: You are a people person who can talk to anyone - and listen; you have highly developed negotiation and influencing skills; you can play the diplomat, but be decisive, too; you understand the impact of a highly satisfied, excited team; and you are slightly obsessive-compulsive about grinding away at issues
Dependable: You are willing to assist wherever needed, including support tasks; you have a strong sense of personal ownership and accountability for self and team; and you are interested in finance, markets and technology
What You Will Need
Education: BA/BS degree in a Finance, Computer Science, or related discipline (e.g., Economics, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics)
Experience: 5+ years project management, developer or business analysis experience, preferably in the financial industry, or similar analytical/technical work experience (e.g. consulting, investment banking, IT or equivalent)
Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate and document complex concepts simply to stakeholders at many levels across the organization including technical and non-technical audiences
Relationship Management: Proven experience building and maintaining strong internal and external client relationships
Technical Skills: Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and SQL required. Other technical skills preferred (Aladdin, VBA, Business Objects, Unix, Python). Note: will consider candidates without preferred expertise provided there is an aptitude and desire to become proficient
Preferred, but Not Required: Securities Lending experience; history writing business/functional requirements and stories; and familiarity with Agile/Scrum
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.
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, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. 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.