Vice President, Product Development - Alternatives

New York, USA
Nov 17, 2020
Nov 26, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Are you able to imagine the first step towards solving a business challenge? Can you quickly pivot to a different approach? Do you enjoy expanding an existing business with your expertise? Look no further, come join our Institutional Product Development team! This new role would involve developing and building out a new function within the US focused specifically on our Alternative products.

The Institutional Product Development team within the Global Product Group ("GPG") is currently responsible for product development across our Hedge Fund, Collective Trust Funds ("CTF") and Canadian Pooled Funds enabling growth and innovation, discipline and focus across investment product lines. We partner closely with Product Strategy, Client Business, and Corporate Functions to drive opportunities through to funding and across product lifecycle events. The comparatively small size of the team offers the opportunity to assume significant responsibility as team members work closely with senior investment product professionals across all functions and interface with other BlackRock teams.

Who We Are

At BlackRock we are a fiduciary to our clients, which means we look out for their best interests. We have an extraordinary 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.

We are passionate about our work. But we're also passionate about having a life. From financial wellness to personal wellness, we offer a wide variety of strong work/life support for you to achieve the highest quality of life. Some of our favorites include:
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Strong collaborative culture
  • 401k matching

Key responsibilities include:
  • Drive the success of BlackRock's Alternative products launched in the US by managing new product development and product lifecycle events
  • Collaborate with teams inside and outside of BlackRock Alternative Investments ("BAI") on proposals for potential product launches and changes to existing products
  • Build consensus across internal stakeholders
  • Identify, evaluate, and tackle potential obstacles and risks
  • Advise on structuring and oversee creation of legal docs
  • Design and implement minimum standards for launching new alternative products, including appropriate resources to support new business
  • Partner with BAI and GPG colleagues in other regions to ensure global alignment and consistency of processes
  • Acquire and maintain a thorough understanding of BlackRock's processes, operating environment and investment products and communicate unique requirements of our Funds to business partners

What we look for:
  • Results-oriented self-starter focused on execution with ambitious work ethic and professional disposition
  • Passionate about problem-solving and continuous learning.
  • Willing and able to learn new toolsets and approaches as business needs change
  • A standout colleague who takes a collaborative approach to tasks, but is also comfortable working independently
  • Organized and precise, with the ability to prioritize effectively, multi-task quickly and efficiently adapts to new situations in a fast-paced environment
  • Thrives in analytical and collaborative settings and can provide essential infrastructure support across BlackRock's Alternatives product platform
  • Ability to build relationships and work with all levels of personnel within BlackRock, including investment teams, global sales teams, marketing, operations, risk, legal and compliance, etc.

Skills and requirements:
  • BA/BS required (MBA, JD, or CFA is a plus)
  • 6+ years of work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects to completion
  • Familiarity with Product Development and/or closed end fund structures is preferred

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

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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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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