Project Management VP

Published
April 22, 2022
Location
San Francisco, CA
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About this role

VEST - Vice President About BlackRock Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Would you thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance? We know how important it is to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and optimally engage your involvement in our success. With over $9 trillion of assets we have an outstanding responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. BlackRock is the #1 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) provider globally with over $3.2 trillion in assets under management. With more than two decades of ETF innovation and expertise behind us, we serve investors of all sorts, all around the world. We offer clients a comprehensive range of products that provide transparent and cost-efficient access to a full range of asset classes and global markets. Team Overview

Role Description and Responsibilities

ETF Platform Innovation and Change (EPIC) is a team within BlackRock's Technology & Operations division. We develop strategy and implement initiatives central to our indexing and firm-wide growth aspirations and priorities. In our day-to-day, the team brings together change professionals and domain specialists to deliver scale and innovation to some of BlackRock's fastest-growing products.

This role sits in our recently formed Virtual ETF Services Team (VEST) which is responsible for building this middle-office function from the ground up. VEST will be responsible for helping insource and lead ETF Servicing as part of the Mt. Sharp program. If you are the type of person who loves to be challenged and work outside your comfort-zone then this unique opportunity may be for you.

In this role, you will straddle both project/change management as well as the BAU. In the initial phase of the engagement, you will be instrumental in helping with the design and roll out of the Aladdin ETF Servicing Platform (ESP) which will be the new service hub for iShares. It's expected that all VEST team members participate in project initiatives, contribute thought-leadership, recommend process improvements, conduct trainings and procedure maintenance, provide subject matter expertise, perform UAT, etc.

In the post-migration phase, you will be responsible for carrying out daily BAU workflow oversight, data exception monitoring, and inquiry management for specific VEST-owned tasks as part of the ETF order lifecycle. Your analytical abilities, problem solving skills and attention to detail will be crucial, while your leadership skills and strong client service focus will contribute to your accomplishments in this assignment.
About You
Ideally to be successful in this role you will have proven understanding of one or more of the following areas:

  • Capital markets, securities, and financial instruments
  • ETF operations (e.g., creation/redemption process)
  • Distribution ecosystem and its impacts (e.g., end-to-end process workflow, partner interactions/dependencies, fund accounting aspects, process nuances)
  • Custody framework & operations
  • Fund accounting (e.g., data flows, consequences, relationships and impacts of actions within the fund accounting ecosystem on order economics)
  • Trade Ops (e.g., end-to-end understanding of the trade lifecycle and stakeholders)
  • General awareness of other BlackRock functional areas including, but not limited to iShares Global Markets, iShares Product Engineering, EII Portfolio Engineering, TA Servicing, iShares Shareholder Services (e.g., Boston call center)
  • Technology proficiency in one or more of the following areas: technology suite (data model & data feed interaction with the ESP utility, API's), industry technology (e.g., CNS, OMGEO, Swift), data and reporting toolsets (e.g., ADS/SQL, Microsoft Excel VBA/Macros, Tableau)

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
VEST - Vice President About BlackRock Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Would you thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance? We know how important it is to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and optimally engage your involvement in our success. With over $9 trillion of assets we have an outstanding responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. BlackRock is the #1 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) provider globally with over $3.2 trillion in assets under management. With more than two decades of ETF innovation and expertise behind us, we serve investors of all sorts, all around the world. We offer clients a comprehensive range of products that provide transparent and cost-efficient access to a full range of asset classes and global markets. Team Overview

Role Description and Responsibilities

ETF Platform Innovation and Change (EPIC) is a team within BlackRock's Technology & Operations division. We develop strategy and implement initiatives central to our indexing and firm-wide growth aspirations and priorities. In our day-to-day, the team brings together change professionals and domain specialists to deliver scale and innovation to some of BlackRock's fastest-growing products.

This role sits in our recently formed Virtual ETF Services Team (VEST) which is responsible for building this middle-office function from the ground up. VEST will be responsible for helping insource and lead ETF Servicing as part of the Mt. Sharp program. If you are the type of person who loves to be challenged and work outside your comfort-zone then this unique opportunity may be for you.

In this role, you will straddle both project/change management as well as the BAU. In the initial phase of the engagement, you will be instrumental in helping with the design and roll out of the Aladdin ETF Servicing Platform (ESP) which will be the new service hub for iShares. It's expected that all VEST team members participate in project initiatives, contribute thought-leadership, recommend process improvements, conduct trainings and procedure maintenance, provide subject matter expertise, perform UAT, etc.

In the post-migration phase, you will be responsible for carrying out daily BAU workflow oversight, data exception monitoring, and inquiry management for specific VEST-owned tasks as part of the ETF order lifecycle. Your analytical abilities, problem solving skills and attention to detail will be crucial, while your leadership skills and strong client service focus will contribute to your accomplishments in this assignment.
About You
Ideally to be successful in this role you will have proven understanding of one or more of the following areas:

  • Capital markets, securities, and financial instruments
  • ETF operations (e.g., creation/redemption process)
  • Distribution ecosystem and its impacts (e.g., end-to-end process workflow, partner interactions/dependencies, fund accounting aspects, process nuances)
  • Custody framework & operations
  • Fund accounting (e.g., data flows, consequences, relationships and impacts of actions within the fund accounting ecosystem on order economics)
  • Trade Ops (e.g., end-to-end understanding of the trade lifecycle and stakeholders)
  • General awareness of other BlackRock functional areas including, but not limited to iShares Global Markets, iShares Product Engineering, EII Portfolio Engineering, TA Servicing, iShares Shareholder Services (e.g., Boston call center)
  • Technology proficiency in one or more of the following areas: technology suite (data model & data feed interaction with the ESP utility, API's), industry technology (e.g., CNS, OMGEO, Swift), data and reporting toolsets (e.g., ADS/SQL, Microsoft Excel VBA/Macros, Tableau)

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

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 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.

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.

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