Managing Director, BAI Product Management and Client Lifecycle

London, United Kingdom
18 May 2022
02 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About BlackRock Alternative Investors

Charged with establishing BlackRock as clients' preeminent partner in alternative investing globally, BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) is one of the top five largest alternative asset managers in the world today. We are active in all asset classes and connect them in ways other firms can't match, operating on an integrated platform consisting of real estate, infrastructure, credit, private equity and hedge funds. Our scale means we offer expertise and access unique to BlackRock, and you'll collaborate with teams across our firm in unexpected ways. As part of a key growth engine for the firm, you'll be invited to continue building the platform that is shaping the future of Alts investing by creating and evolving innovative investment ideas and tech solutions on a team that continuously outperforms - setting new standards.

BlackRock anticipates significant growth in our Alternatives business and is seeking to hire a Managing Director and Head of Product Management & Client Lifecycle. This role will establish a center of excellence for all product development within BAI to provide governance for product pipeline creation and commercialization. It will bring greater innovation, discipline, and focus to BAI's investment product line with the formulation of a BAI-wide product management strategy, sharing of best practices across the platform and streamlining execution with clients.


  • Product Management:
    • Work across platform to distill varied distribution strategies into one BAI-wide governance structure for bringing products to market.
    • Lead market intelligence and product innovation efforts; collaborate with asset class teams and distribution partners to evaluate new product development opportunities for new and existing clients, including market research and feasibility review.
    • Create strategic product roadmap/calendar across all business verticals to improve the effectiveness of campaign management
    • Create a central architecture for fund design and launch that retains institutional memory and shares lessons across teams.
    • Act as key partner to Global Product Group to incorporate insights from the BlackRock enterprise strategy teams into BAI-embedded transformation efforts.
  • Client Coverage & Experience:
    • Provide a centralized framework for client coverage and map out a strategy for re-ups across the platform.
    • Create decisioning tools to balance increased client requests for bespoke solutions with efficient, technology-driven and scalable solutions.
    • Evaluate opportunities to improve client experience from database management through to all touch points with distribution professionals and collateral.
    • Create processes and controls for integration between sales force, marketing collateral and ACP.
    • Partner with BAI Marketing, BAS, and product strategy teams, and leverage best practices across verticals to build a cohesive and consistent content engine and process, driven by client insights
    • Partner with BAI marketing and create a governance structure to align client narrative, content, campaigns, and touchpoints with consistent messages and cadence across BAI businesses

  • Ability to build strong relationships and partnerships, as well as leverage relationships to accomplish business goals in a large, matrixed environment (including influencing stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes)
  • Demonstrated project management experience; ability to pursue and oversee multiple concurrent initiatives
  • Deep understanding of the needs of institutional investors
  • Knowledge and strong understanding of the alternative investment management ecosystem (products, distribution channels, competitors, trends)
  • Superior organizational, project planning and management skills including ability to function effectively within a fast-paced environment and ability to multitask
  • Proven analytical skills and strategic capabilities - both quantitative and qualitative
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to lead meetings with senior investors and extract ideas and needs, as well as ability to deliver presentations and coordinate across the firm
  • Strong, collaborative problem-solving skills; ability to develop hypotheses, be challenged, and challenge others
  • Sound judgment, professionalism, and discretion
  • Strong intellectual ability and interpersonal skills to establish his/her credibility with the senior leaders throughout the Firm and throughout the institutional investor community
  • Collaborative and cooperative approach to tasks
  • Strong professional and personal integrity

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.

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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.

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