Business Strategy & Development Vice President - Alternative Client Platform

London, United Kingdom
Jan 14, 2023
Feb 01, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

What team will you be on?

BlackRock's global alternatives business includes the firm's investment capabilities across Real Estate, Infrastructure, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Credit. BlackRock Alternatives currently manages over $300 billion in total assets and client commitments with a team of over 1,300 professionals. This unified global operating platform combines expertise, resources, and capabilities across asset classes with investment teams located in London, Dublin, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Princeton, Hong Kong, Boston and Santa Monica among other locations.

Why is your role important?

The Alternative Client Platform ("ACP's ") objective is to enhance client experience via a centralized platform to support investor relations activities across our rapidly growing Alternatives business. Located in Atlanta, Budapest, London and Seattle, ACP is primarily responsible for delivering client reporting and fundraising support in partnership with our investment, client and operational teams. By developing and sharing best practices from across BAI and the alternatives industry, ACP drives scale and innovation while enhancing productivity.

This role will partner with the Head of ACP to drive current and future key critical initiatives, designed to support platform growth at scale. The role will also be responsible for leading ACP business management initiatives to ensure good governance and an inclusive culture. The individual must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, responsible for driving and executing on multiple projects and tasks concurrently. The role represents an opportunity to learn Alternatives asset classes and work with senior partners across the platform.

What will you be doing?

Strategic Project Management
  • Own and drive various ACP strategic initiatives such as - client experience transformation (including strategic review of team structures and redesign of reporting), evaluation of opportunities for outsourcing and process automation & re-engineering
  • Design communication strategy for new initiatives to clearly articulate objectives, business case and status including material preparation and speaking points
  • Create and lead implementation plans including engagement with business partners
  • Identify and measure critical metrics to monitor progress & navigate blockers
  • Complete data analysis to provide business rationale for proposed strategies (including costs & budgeting, headcount assessment)

ACP Operations & Business Management
  • Headcount: Identification and prioritization of headcount needs including business rationale. supervising FTE & CWK recruitment processes, coordinating with all partner teams including in connection with program analyst and student worker programs
  • Management of external vendor relationship including invoice management
  • ACP Learning & Development: Partnering with HR Learning & Development team to maintain/update ACP's Learning Hub within BlackRock Academies, connectivity with HR & Alternatives teams focused on training & development, management of dox site
  • Team Culture & Connectivity: Lead team meetings, manage ACP Buddy Program, create bimonthly/quarterly internal team newsletters and oversee annual team focus & feedback groups; synthesize key themes and create action plans

What are we looking for?
  • BA/BS required
  • Strong communication skills and ability to create narrative around strategic initiatives, notably using PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including senior stakeholders
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Analytical ability to synthesize information and summarize issues
  • Constantly seeking better ways to do things and ability to challenge status quo
  • Collaborative and who values and respect input from others
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and conflicting priorities
  • Understand the risk environment within the department - promote risk awareness, assessment, and control

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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