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ETF Product Specialist, Sydney, Associate

BlackRock, Inc.
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role

Role Aim/Purpose:

The iShares Product Specialist oversees the iShares product platform and acts as the centre of excellence for all product related information. The product specialist will manage the current range, implementing changes to continually improve all aspects of iShares ETF fund range. The role will develop and maintain product analysis and collateral to define and updated the iShares product positioning.

In addition to working with the client business, the iShares Product Strategist will work closely with Marketing, Operations, Portfolio Engineering, and technology as well as external stakeholders including index providers, external registry, exchanges and regulators to ensure the efficient operation of the iShares business.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Become a subject matter expert on all aspects of iShares products and operational processes
  • Support the iShares platform, responding to queries and identifying areas of improvement
  • Develop and maintain product collateral, presentations and customized product analyses that articulate investment objectives, characteristics, performance, and relevant competitive advantages
  • Respond to enquiries from clients, business partners and internal stakeholders regarding the technical and operational features of the products
  • Complete business proposals and research/consultant information requests
  • Assist with the implementation of iShares product changes and new fund launches
  • Partner the external registry and investment platforms to understand and improve the post purchase experience
  • Ad-hoc strategic business projects

Experience, Skills & Knowledge Required:
  • 2-3 years + relevant financial services experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative and ability to work under pressure and be comfortable taking primary responsibility for deliverables assigned
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) skills required. Bloomberg, Morningstar familiarity/skills a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to simplify complex investment ideas into a format applicable for relevant audiences
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A strong working knowledge of ETFs preferred and a complementary understanding of other investment vehicles
  • Basic programming skills in VBA or Python is an advantage

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 model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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 @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn:

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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