Head of T&O Sustainability Solutions Team (Director)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Would you thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance? We know how important it is to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success. With close to $10 trillion of assets under management, we have an outstanding 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.

Job Purpose/ Background

The EMEA Technology and Operations Regulatory Change (TORC) team reports into the EMEA Head of Technology and Operations (T&O). The team provides leadership of change programs for incoming regulations, with a holistic view on impact of the changes across T&O and the firm as well as thought leadership to drive solutions and delivery. This is an exciting time within TORC team with implementation of new Sustainability related regulations and the opportunity to transform our operating platform. The successful candidate will be expected to build a team focused on implementing the T&O Sustainability target operating model, develop subject matter expertise and influence the build out of our reporting capabilities.

The successful candidate and team will work closely with Portfolio Strategists across all investment products, Global Product Group, Client teams, Aladdin Sustainability Lab, BlackRock Sustainability Investments, and multiple Operations teams to implement Operational enhancements and provide subject matter expertise and oversight of our sustainability commitments.

The ideal candidate is someone with strong leadership skills, invested in developing individual careers, can deliver results in a dynamic environment. Creative thinking, confidence to have an opinion and a drive to succeed are also a must.

  • Inspire high performance culture and accountability across the immediate team and beyond
  • Lead as a creative problem solver that is focused on building scale and implementing a robust control framework, taking emotional ownership for the work
  • Structure the team, define the scope and remit of roles and drive team evolution as the operating model matures
  • Develop Sustainability regulatory and commercial subject matter expertise and dive deep into topics as they arise to support TORC change initiatives understanding the wider impact of any change.
  • Establishing partnerships with key cross-functional stakeholders and T&O teams to ensure platform change remains focused on the highest priorities
  • Articulate complex sustainability related operational concepts to various audiences in both written and verbal formats
  • Use your creativity and initiative to develop high impact materials for communication with senior management to help with decision making.
  • Responsible for being a culture carrier and champion for DEI.
Development Value:
  • Exposure to firm wide network in Sustainability space, Portfolio Managers and Strategist, T&O platform, Client Business groups and the full range of investment products across Blackrock
  • Exposure to internal and external Sustainability forums
  • Further develop skills in committee governance, management reporting and managing data
  • Opportunity to structure a specialist team within a truly global international firm
  • Future development opportunities within Business Operations and beyond in BlackRock
About you
  • 7+ years of experience in asset management or financial services, ideally experienced in managing teams
  • A highly motivated self-starter, confident and comfortable working from a "blank sheet of paper" to propose creative solutions to complex problems
  • A keen interest in the evolving Sustainability service proposition and operating platform
  • A reputation as a strong, flexible communicator with the ability to convey sophisticated concepts and information in a simple way for all levels of the T&O and the firm
  • Experience in drafting memos and creating presentation materials for senior management is a plus
  • Confidence to thrive on multiple fast-paced and high-profile projects, with strong prioritization and organization skills
  • Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and be able to bring a positive and creative approach to problem solving
  • Strong collaboration skills and experience of working cross-functionally
  • Excellent attention to detail and a strong work ethic

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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

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.

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 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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