Aladdin Business, Implementations, Vice President

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Salary and benefits to be discussed at time of offer.
Posted
12 Jan 2022
Closes
11 Feb 2022
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

About this role The Aladdin Business is growing rapidly, with the volume and complexity of new client deals and strategic partnerships growing each year. We are at the next phase of our growth and are evolving into a platform focused business with multiple new product launches and external partnerships. A successful candidate will join in our efforts to craft the offering and help sophisticated investors incorporate sustainability analytics into their investment processes.

 

BlackRock’s implementation model is unique in the sense that we take full responsibility for the Client going live on our solution. It also means that we develop true partnerships with our clients at the most senior levels, which continue to grow post go live.

 

 

 

About Aladdin Implementations The Aladdin Implementation Team is responsible for the installation and deployment of Aladdin and related products and services, globally. The Aladdin Implementations team leads high profile initiatives that require team members to have senior level exposure and play an active role in redefinition of investment organizations. The team leads engagements across both institutional and retail assignments. A typical implementation is at least as much about processes and implementing change as it is about investments & technology.

 

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand client objectives and goals paired with strong emotional ownership to deliver on solutions using Aladdin capabilities
  • Engage the Client’s key leaders to understand, redesign, and deploy strategic business workflows across the full spectrum of the investment cycle, including pre-trade decisioning, order management, trading, investment operations, risk management, compliance, oversight, closed-book accounting, or performance measurement & attribution
  • Collaborate closely with the Client's senior management team (e.g., Chief Investment Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Head Portfolio Managers, Head of Investment Operations, Chief Technology Officer) and provide strong leadership throughout the Aladdin implementation
  • Work directly with the Client to build and coordinate the implementation project plan, as well as the coordination of resources across multiple functional areas
  • Lead and document investment and operational workflow design sessions for various asset classes, including equities, fixed income, alternatives, derivatives, and related workflows
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality and workflows, as well as industry expertise (e.g., pensions, insurers, asset managers) to ensure clients take full advantage of the suite of Aladdin products and workflows
  • Lead, coordinate, and assist in client-specific Aladdin configuration, testing and user training
  • Work closely with the Client and Aladdin Product Managers to support client development needs
  • Work closely with the Client and key internal functional teams to ensure the full range of capabilities are considered during an Aladdin implementation to ensure standard methodologies are achieved
  • Participate in Aladdin business development activities, assisting in platform demonstrations, implementation pre-planning, or client due diligence, as a product/workflow subject matter authority
  • Actively lead client communications regarding Aladdin product changes and configurations, as related to Aladdin onboarding
  • Aid in developing improved practices to make the Implementation model more efficient with each new implementation
  • Develop positive relationships within BlackRock Solutions and BlackRock to ensure the best client experience

 

 

Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of investment operations, investment accounting, front office, or investment risk as a provider or practitioner, with 6-10 years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience implementing scalable and repeatable business processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to build relationships with internal and client senior management
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients
  • Well organized with the ability to manage several priorities with a hands-on approach
  • Strong familiarity with capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, private markets, derivatives), either analytically or via strong knowledge of investment life cycle
  • Excellent creative, analytical and computer skills with an entrepreneurial approach to large, complex projects, and ability to execute autonomously
  • Enjoys a fast paced, high-intensity and complex environment, troubleshooting time critical issues and working with people
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail; willing to take proactive action, and desire to roll up sleeves
  • Expected to travel periodically, including international opportunities

 

 

Nice if you have

  • Track record of leading successful implementations of investment technology solutions (order/trading systems, risk platforms, operations tools)
  • Working experience in investment risk management, fixed-income, equity and derivative markets and solid understanding of the investment lifecycle.
  • Programming background or experience with query languages desired
  • Served as a provider or market practitioner in the areas of portfolio management, trading, investment operations, investment accounting, risk management, or data warehousing
  • Deep investment subject matter and investment workflow expertise
  • Experience with order management systems, electronic trading platforms, or derivative platforms
  • Understanding of investment risk (e.g., sustainability analytics, market risk analytics)
  • Familiarity with buy-side institutional investment management process
  • Experience with platform integrations (e.g., interfaces, APIs)
  • Line management experience
  • Project management experience (e.g., PMP)
  • MBA, CFA, or FRM preferred
  • SQL, Python, VBA experience a plus

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

To apply please visit the following link: https://blackrock.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/BlackRock_Professional/job/Atlanta-GA/Aladdin-Business--Implementations--Vice-President_R216167

 

 

 

 

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