Aladdin Business, Aladdin Sustainability Implementation Manager, Vice President

Employer
BlackRock
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 05, 2021
Closes
Jun 19, 2021
Ref
11163691
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

About the business:

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. As part of this, we recently launched Aladdin Sustainability, delivering environmental, social and governance (ESG) analytics along with climate risk to institutional and retail investors. A successful candidate will join in our efforts to craft the offering and help sophisticated investors incorporate sustainability analytics into their investment processes.

Your team:

The Aladdin Implementation Team leads the installation and deployment of Aladdin and related products and services, globally. Aladdin Implementations are high profile initiatives that require team members to have senior level exposure and play an active role in redefinition of investment organizations. A typical implementation is at least as much about processes and implementing change as it is about investments & technology. We help clients achieve ambitious strategic objectives, which range from unifying their investment analytics & risk reporting framework to modernizing their overall investment process.

Your role:

We are seeking a high-energy, self-motivated VP who is passionate about sustainability to help build a brand-new practice that is dedicated to deploying Aladdin Sustainability. This includes the deployment of sustainability and portfolio risk analytics delivered via Aladdin Climate and integrated across Aladdin tools and workflows. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in sustainability to shape a new product offering and ensure we have the technical components necessary to deliver! This role combines aspects of project management, product management, client relationship management, technical execution and portfolio risk analytics expertise. They are responsible for the success of client implementations, including effectively handling project teams, tracking against the plan, identifying technical dependencies, mitigating risks, and keeping partners informed. This candidate will also collaborate with several teams across the firm including BlackRock Sustainable Investing to ensure an outstanding client experience.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead Aladdin Sustainability implementations at external clients
  • Coordinate and assist in Aladdin Sustainability configuration, testing, and user training
  • Identify technology and process improvements to make the implementation approach more efficient with each new implementation
  • Develop a positive relationship with clients to support implementation and adoption. Collaborate with the Client's senior management and key user groups (e.g. Chief Investment Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Head Portfolio Managers, Chief Technology Officer, Risk & Compliance Teams, etc.)
  • Shape the evolution of Aladdin Sustainability by developing a deep understanding of client and industry needs and conveying client requirements and feedback to the product team
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality and workflows, as well as industry-specific expertise (e.g., pensions, insurers, asset managers)
  • Participate in sales activities by assisting in demonstrations and implementation pre-planning activities as a subject matter authority
  • Ensure a smooth transition from implementation to ongoing client support teams


Qualifications:
  • 7 to 10 years of work experience in the financial industry, preferably for a buy-side technology provider or as a portfolio risk provider/practitioner
  • Solid project management and coordination skills with strong problem solving/analytical thinking
  • Well organized with the ability to manage several priorities with a hands-on approach
  • Strong knowledge of portfolio risk management and portfolio construction. Understanding of capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, private markets, derivatives)
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills. Conveys sophisticated concepts simply and clearly. Capable of connecting with multiple audiences and building consensus
  • Experience with platform integrations (interfaces, API's)
  • Strong attention to detail; willing to take proactive action, and desire to roll up sleeves
  • Technologically "aware" to be conversant with clients and product engineers
  • Leads individuals and cross-functional teams to achieve objectives and get results. Is a positive force for change
  • Willing to travel periodically, which may include international opportunities


Nice if you have:
  • Familiarity with sustainability analytics, including ESG metrics and climate risk (physical and transition), and related regulatory reporting and user personas/workflows
  • Experience with SQL
  • MBA, CFA, or FRM


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.

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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