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Aladdin Business, Implementations - Operations and Provider Practice, Vice President

Company: BlackRock
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

?Description About this role Aladdin Business, Implementations, Vice President Aladdin - is an operating system for investment managers that seeks to connect the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time. The Aladdin platform combines risk analytics with portfolio management, trading, compliance, and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading, and operational scale. Aladdin is used by a community of over 200 institutional clients around the world, including BlackRock. There are over 50,000 end users of Aladdin globally. The team is comprised of 800+ professionals responsible for implementing and supporting our Aladdin clients, sales and marketing, and ensuring the Aladdin Community maximizes Aladdin products through engagement and education. We are seeking a candidate to work within the Operations and Provider Practice supporting the implementation of investment operations. The individual will work closely with our partner implementation teams and the client acting as a subject matter expert and primary point of contact, providing guidance on best practices and supporting a smooth implementation. Key responsibilities include:

  • Own relationships with client teams including senior management to understand their business objectives and needs, and help them use Aladdin expertise to achieve their firm's goals
  • Own the entire investment operations workflow for a project including pre-planning, configuration, testing and client training
  • Be an extension of the client's in-house team to build and lead projects and coordinate resources across multiple functional areas and share knowledge relating to Aladdin models, functionality, workflows, and market best-practices
  • Partner with the client, as well as Aladdin Product Managers, developers, and financial modelers to support client development needs and assist with deployment of new models, analytics, and reporting across our broad range of financial products and investment styles
  • Build strong internal relationships within BlackRock Solutions, and the wider BlackRock globally, in support of your clients Required Skills and Experience
    • 5+ years of work experience in the financial services industry within the investment operations space or preferably from a large investment bank
    • Familiarity with operational workflows including fund order execution, collateral and margin requirements, corporate actions, reconciliations and permissioning
    • Prior working knowledge and engagement with third party trade execution, settlement/confirmation platforms as well as market data vendors
    • Strong industry knowledge and can speak to market issues, trends, regulatory needs with clients
    • Working understanding of equity, fixed income and derivative markets, and analytics
    • Experience advising and engaging with clients at scale on workflows
    • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients
    • Ambitious approach to large, complex projects, with a flair for problem solving
    • Self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment and works well as part of a multi-disciplinary global team but also has the ability to take initiative and work independently
    • Ability to travel and be on-site with client at various stages of an implementation
    • Experience working on large agile implementations
    • Strong understanding of project lifecycle
    • Experience engaging with and managing project stakeholders Preferred Skills and Experience
      • Prior people manager/leadership experience
      • Project management experience
      • Knowledge of private market (hedge funds, real estate, private placements) is useful but not required
      • Experience with SQL, UNIX, VBA , C++, PERL or similar tools, and/or Aladdin 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. Our hybrid work pilot BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are. 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 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 careers.blackrock.com - www.blackrock.com/corporate - Instagram: @blackrock - 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.

Keywords: BlackRock, New York , Aladdin Business, Implementations - Operations and Provider Practice, Vice President, Executive , New York, New York

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