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Associate, Product Manager

Company: Blackrock, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionAbout this roleAladdin is our operating system for handling financial portfolios. It unites the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time at every step of the investment process. Aladdin exists so that every financial professional can see, understand, and act with clarity. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading, and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making. The platform builds a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide. eFront delivers an end-to-end platform for LPs, GPs and Asset Servicers to manage private market portfolios. The platform streamlines operations, gives investors access to accurate and standardized data, and optimises communication between market participants.The combination of Aladdin + eFront provides the industry-leading platform solution that enables investors to deliver private markets and whole portfolio outcomes at scale - setting a new standard in investment and risk managementThe Aladdin Product Group (APG) sits at the heart of Aladdin and BlackRock, responsible for crafting, building, and operating Aladdin & eFront. Being a member of our product management team within APG means working with the most innovative in the industry to build products that shape financial markets. We are passionate about using technology to address our clients' toughest problems.About this roleAs a trusted product expert, the Product Manager for eFront Portfolio Monitoring will take ownership of our existing solutions and contribute to inform our product strategy.By connecting market trends and our client needs with product engineering teams, you will have the opportunity to help shape and execute eFront portfolio monitoring product strategy, increase asset class and functional coverage, while continuing to deliver a fully integrated solutions with the rest of the eFront platform and Aladdin's Whole Portfolio Solution.We are looking for a motivated product manager / owner to bring marketplace and investment process knowledge to our Private Markets Front &Middle office product team. This individual will help us improve our current positioning, while defining the right trajectory to combine directs and fund investments ex-post performance analysis and risk analytics.Strong candidates will bring their hands on experience in the Find tech and Alternatives investment tech space. You will be aware / research the competitive landscape and influence out technical and commercial decisions. You will also lead new product initiatives, coordinate engagement with users, oversee product roadmaps, and ensure unparalleled execution to deliver winning products. Success in this product vertical will both improve eFront Private solutions and Aladdin's overall value offering and facilitate new growth opportunities, ultimately contributing to bold Aladdin growth targets in the Private Markets Front & Middle office space.Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with other product managers to define the product strategy and vision. Clearly articulate the business value to the delivery teams so they understand the intent behind the new product or product release. This implies a strong understanding of the needs of Private Market investments industry, especially when it comes to post acquisition investment monitoring phase.
  • Responsibility for making product decisions and acting as the lead resource for the rest of the organization when product expertise is required. This includes supporting the wider BlackRock organization (including Marketing, Sales, Professional Services and Customer Support) that help bring the product to market and working directly with clients.
  • Define the product roadmap and work with other product managers and the engineering team to build what matters and delivers value to clients.
  • Coordinating the agenda and product artifacts for product governance forums and joint working groups. Summarizing decisions, next steps, and feedback on product readiness for clients
  • Own the development backlog: quarterly planning, backlog grooming, sprint planning and delivery demoes.
  • Defining, in collaboration with the engineering team and UI/UX team, the features requirements, use cases, user Stories, and user journey maps necessary to deliver a complete product/feature to market.
  • Manage Aha: ideas management, roadmap, epic and feature prioritization, review feedback and new requests / client commitments.Experience:
    • 10+ years of Investment Process and related product experience. Strong knowledge of financial technology solutions addressing Private Markets
    • Proven success managing large, cross functional, technical projects by delivering measurable product value to demanding client communities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate up and down the organization
    • Proficiency working with both technical developers and financial modelers as well as business leaders and target end users
    • Strong organizational, networking, problem-solving, and planning skills. Familiarity with agile product development life cycle preferredOur benefitsTo help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.Our hybrid work modelBlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.About BlackRockAt 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 -- Instagram: - Twitter: - LinkedIn:BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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