Report Onboarding & Automation Vice President

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
09 Mar 2023
31 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.


BlackRock's Client Experience Report Onboarding team is accountable for ensuring that BlackRock meets our clients' need for data, including the provision of market leading reporting solutions and effective client service. As a part of the Report Onboarding team you will formulate the successful delivery of critical investment reporting for our Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS) clients. In particular you wll own the existing VBA based reporting tool and drive the ongoing evolution of our reporting soluitons and tools. You will partner with colleagues to craft and advance a globally aligned vision and business model.

Responsibilities will include the following:
  • Constantly evaluate systems, processes and procedures for inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvement
  • Analyzing trends in data requests to improve and enhance client reports on an ongoing basis
  • Use BlackRock's technology to provide efficient and scalable solutions, as well as regular application of Excel to customized solutions
  • Supporting relevant business improvement projects, including automation/standardization efforts and the evolution of standard reporting
  • Partner with global peers to implement a consistent, scalable, and controllable operational platform.
  • Build strong partnership and work collaboratively with data source providers and client business partners to improve product offering, quality and timeliness of product.
  • Demonstrate risk awareness and focus on delivering an appropriate operational control framework around client deliverables including review and validation of monthly metrics.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with functional Regional Heads to implement business priorities in the region through a globally consistent and locally relevant approach aligned to platform, process
  • Stay current on major activities being undertaken and challenges and successes that are being experienced.
  • Be an operational leader with vision within Client Distribution Platform
  • Complete various efficiency and capacity-building initiatives, including automation/ standardization efforts


Preferably 5 yrs+ financial services experience, ideally in investment management
  • Proven track record in delivering projects and implementing solutions
  • Hands-on programming at advance level including automation experience with tools such as Python, VBA, SQL, RPA, Unix.
  • Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle and tools. Agile, Jira, Git, Continuous Integration
  • Strong knowledge of Business Analysis techniques
  • Project Management methodology and best practices desirable
  • Nice to have:
  • Experience with a NoSQL Database (e.g. Apache Cassandra)
  • Building web applications using latest frameworks (e.g. React, Angular)
  • Strong skills in data visualization
  • Tech first mindset and curiosity; experience solving problems through technology
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to synthesize information, summarise issues and suggest solutions
  • Ability to operate effectively under tight deadlines with strong emphasis on appropriate prioritization

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Our benefits

To 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 model

BlackRock'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 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 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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