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Client Contracting Associate

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 25, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience well-being. This requires BlackRock to offer a range of investment products and services to investors around the world. The Onboarding Client Contracting team, part of the Onboarding Client Experience function, plays an important role delivering a differentiated client service experience to all entities that invest with BlackRock.

The Contracting team is engaged in both new client onboarding and managing change events for existing clients. The team focuses on the drafting, negotiation, co-ordination and execution of legal documentation.

You will be responsible for:
  • The contracting process from initial drafting through negotiation to completion for whole-portfolio mandates as well as supporting the broader Contracting team
  • Supporting the team's contribution to this defined and growing business area as well as various other business areas and mandates
  • Clearly communicating documentation changes to internal partners
  • Coordinating with internal partners across functions involved in the contracting process, ensuring their comments flow through to the contract and requisite approvals are obtained
  • Partnering with other BlackRock teams to take on new clients and lead client change
  • Risk management and mitigating risk throughout the contracting process
  • Ensuring the integrity of contractual documentation
  • Identifying process improvements and collaborate with internal partners to implement
  • Representing the team in cross-functional initiatives including technology and workflow innovation

You will have:
  • A legal background or qualification with experience of drafting and negotiating a variety of contract types.
  • Experience of or interest in the asset management industry
  • The ability to independently handle your own portfolio of business
  • Good analytical skills
  • The ability to communicate optimally with internal and external parties
  • An ability to prioritise effectively
  • Regulatory and technical awareness with the ability to provide innovative solutions

  • Relevant legal qualification or significant similar experience
  • Experienced contract management and negotiation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisation and presentation skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality legal contracts in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven skills in successfully managing both internal client and external client demands
  • Ability to demonstrate proactive approach to work
  • Strongly proficient on standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office) and ability to learn bespoke systems

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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