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Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions - Director, Business Management

Company: BlackRock
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description About this role Director, Business Management, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of smart, ambitious people who are taking on some of the world--------s most complex financial challenges. And our founder-led culture has maintained its entrepreneurial feel -----" we work hard, we work fast, and we work with purpose. BlackRock--------s Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and cutting-edge alpha insights. Our team of 300+ multi-asset investment professionals constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels. Currently, MASS manages over $950 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout Asia Pacific. Position Overview The Business Management team in MASS is responsible for the oversight of non-investment operations, design and delivery on pivotal initiatives, and ongoing delivery of a robust and scalable operating platform across MASS. MASS is seeking an experienced Director to lead the Operating Platform Team within Business Management, reporting to the COO. This position is a global role which requires interaction with many key partners, including Senior Management, Portfolio Management, Product Strategy, Business Operations, Legal & Compliance and Technology. The successful candidate will partner closely with senior leaders and the COO to oversee and enhance our operating platform. Responsibilities include: Leading strategic platform and technology projects; working with our partner teams to prioritize business needs; overseeing internal audits; evaluating business profitability; coordinating response and remediation for operating events, and more. This is a global position with a small team of direct reports and is a critical thought partner to many teams in MASS. This role has considerable scope for the right individual to have an impact on both the success of the team as well as the broader MASS business. This role requires a high level of collaboration; the successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, a demonstrated record of results delivery, and a creative approach. Responsibilities:

  • Setting vision for and leading strategic platform and technology projects across MASS and the PMG platform, including initiatives related to portfolio management, regulatory change, trade and post trade operations, and technology implementation
  • Enhancing the operating and technology platforms for the investment teams to drive scale in the investment process as well as reduce operational risk for the firm
  • Identifying innovative solutions, opportunities for automation and improvements to operational processes to advance the investment platform through technology
  • Partnering with other BLK business management teams with a goal of bringing consistency and the best of BLK to MASS
  • Evaluating commercial opportunities and their impact on the operating platform; evaluating economics and margins of complex new business
  • Owning the relationships with several partner teams and working with them to prioritize business needs
  • Building relationships required to navigate and -------connect the dots------- across BlackRock ensuring efficiency, scalability and risk management of the platform Experience/Qualifications:
    • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate with and influence senior stakeholders
    • 10 plus years of experience in financial services, with sound knowledge of investments platform, including Aladdin and BLK systems
    • Strong analytical, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Technical skills including Python, Tableau and SQL preferred.
    • Proven project management skills and ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced team environment
    • Strong process awareness with ability to recognize and address operational risk issues. Experience in business process analysis, design and implementation a plus.
    • Previous people management experience preferred 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. About BlackRock 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. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit - - - - LinkedIn: 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. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person--------s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.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.

Keywords: BlackRock, San Francisco , Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions - Director, Business Management, Executive , San Francisco, California

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