Director, Product Strategy

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jan 21, 2022
Feb 04, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock is a leader in systematic investing, managing over $200 billion in assets across systematic equity, fixed income and multi-asset strategies globally. BlackRock Systematic (BSYS) brings together the research and investment expertise of more than 200 individuals to deliver a comprehensive range of investment solutions for institutions and financial advisors across index based, factor and alpha solutions. The competitive advantages of BlackRock Systematic lie in the depth and breadth of our product offerings, our unique expertise leveraging the best of BlackRock's investment platform, and innovative approach to research and product development.

BlackRock is seeking a business leader to head its business management and product strategy efforts for the platform in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong or Singapore.

This individual will be responsible for developing and executing upon a comprehensive business plan for BlackRock Systematic in APAC in collaboration with BSYS business and strategy leaders. The position will be particularly focused on aligning our business priorities with the channel and other BlackRock partners, coordinating the virtual resources of broader product strategy teams in the region and providing a point of leverage and expertise for the full BSYS platform.

The successful candidate will work closely with the BSYS product strategy and channel teams to identify product gaps and design solutions to target new opportunities for growth. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Strategy for BlackRock Systematic, the role requires strong organizational, communications and analytical skills, a strong understanding of the competitive landscape and the ability to navigate a complex matrix of stakeholders throughout the firm.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Create and execute a strategic multi-year plan for BSYS in APAC including client segmentation, product development, internal alignment and external marketing. Evangelize BSYS capabilities internally and externally to further increase brand recognition for the platform.
  • Align BSYS commercial objectives with industry trends, client preferences and channel priorities. Provide a connection point for stakeholders across BSYS to local partners in the channel and product management organization.
  • Bring together the virtual resources across BlackRock's product strategy groups in region, fostering connection, knowledge and enthusiasm in support of BSYS objectives. Ensure effective collaboration and flow of information between local product strategists and offshore strategy teams.
  • Gather market intelligence on client trends, competitor developments and product landscape to inform the BSYS commercial and product development agenda. Uncover opportunities for growth and product gaps across the institutional and retail market. Guide the development of new products for APAC in partnership with investment and strategy leaders across the business. Achieve alignment with channel partners in product prioritization and resource commitments.
  • Provide generalist coverage of the full BSYS platform for APAC, developing subject matter expertise across the full range of BSYS capabilities. Lead client engagements and develop sales campaigns for capabilities of highest importance in the region. Partner with BSYS marketing and channel marketing teams to develop scaled marketing activity in support of commercial objectives.

Key Requirement/Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Finance, Economics or similar field. CFA designation and/or MBA a plus
  • 10-15 + years industry experience, including strong knowledge of the industry landscape; Work experience in the Asia Pacific region a plus but not required.
  • Knowledge of systematic investing practices and understanding of capital markets across a broad range of asset classes
  • Exceptional organizational skills required for the oversight of complex set of responsibilities across a diverse platform; Strong communications a must for effective partnership communications across various internal and external channels
  • Passionate about investing, fundamentally curious and self-motivated; Work independently and proactively in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced team environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) skills required; Familiarity risk models and Aladdin a plus.
  • Mandarin language skills 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

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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