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Are you an investment operations professional searching for an exciting opportunity to join a world class asset manager? If you pride yourself on building positive relationships and being part of a hardworking team with elevated performance, look no further! 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. BlackRock is pursuing a Vice President in Lending and Liquidity Operations (LLO) to join our team. You will benefit from our team who recognizes that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your skills, enthusiasm, and passion.
Technology & Operations (T&O) is responsible for the firm's worldwide operations across all asset classes and geographies. The operational functions are aligned with clients, products, fund structures and our third-party provider networks. Global Investment Operations (GIO), a function within T&O, is responsible for the development of the firm's operating infrastructure to support BlackRock's investment businesses worldwide.
The LLO team oversees approximately $350 billion in Securities Lending positions and provides outstanding risk management through cutting-edge technology and sophisticated models. The successful candidate will work within a global Product Development Operations team within Lending & Liquidity Operations and will interface regularly with Trading, Product Strategy, Analytics, Technology and Operations, along with other key business partners.
What You Will Do
Key Mission: Manage the design and implementation of operational initiatives for our clients and BlackRock
Research & Innovation: Perform due diligence and suggest new ideas for initiatives
Alignment & Rationalization: Assist with scoping and assessing the viability of initiatives; help to prioritize projects against available resources; and manage the alignment of development items across regional and global forums
Project Management: Lead initiatives from research to implementation; identify and drive the resolution of operational issues that may delay implementation; and own partner engagement and awareness
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. Contribute to the software development lifecycle to evolve the Lending platform.
Who You Will Ideally Be
Organized: You have outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills, integrity and execute through to completion. You are flexible, do not get overwhelmed easily, take a positive approach to problems.
Curious: You are innovative, very creative and constantly looking for ways to adjust and optimize processes. You care about the quality of your input and have an innate ability 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 also play the diplomat, but be decisive, too. You understand the impact of a highly satisfied, excited team. You are passionate about solving difficult issues
Dependable: You are willing to assist wherever needed; 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
Experience: 3-5 years project management 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 simplify sophisticated concepts to partners 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: Sophisticated 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
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.
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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.