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BlackRock Business Change Project Manager - Vice President | BlackRock in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Business Change Project Manager - Vice President | BlackRock

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Business Change Project Manager – Vice President

Edinburgh, GB

Business Management & Strategy

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That’s why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

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About this role

The Team

The Business Operations Change Management group within BlackRock provides thought leadership and strong partnership to ensure successful delivery of strategic and regulatory initiatives across Business Operations globally. To support that mission, we are seeking an experienced Change Manager (project management & business analysis) to help lead the scoping, planning and implementation of strategic, cross-functional opportunities across the firm. The ideal candidate would be someone who is creative and a self-starter. They will be comfortable with a steep learning curve while gaining subject matter expertise, and have the ability to help frame and communicate complex issues in a simple and concise way.


  • Execution of strategic projects – setup appropriate project governance, develop the global plan, lead collaboration between departments, oversee business requirements, ensure appropriate testing, and successful implementation

  • Own various program organizational activities such as risk and issue monitoring, status reporting and governance co-ordination

  • Represent the needs of the business throughout the project lifecycle, providing expertise and working knowledge of various business operations processes

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment, managing multiple tasks, projects and stakeholders and be able to work well under tight deadlines

  • Prior experience across full project life cycle, understanding the change implications and execution model needed in the financial services regulatory environment

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate a history of hands-on involvement in large programs involving business and technology project work

  • Own partnership with cross-functional business and technology teams to ensure consistent, beneficial interaction and solution delivery

  • A requirement of the role is to partner with the functional business areas to assist them in creating strategic plans for their business and technology change agendas; and to form a strong relationship with the technology teams to ensure transparency across the change portfolios

  • Additionally, the individual will need to be flexible based upon the nature of the project engagements where business analysis is required such as, but not limited to, leading business process reviews, documenting functional specs, testing, gathering business requirements and completing other change related functions around projects

Candidate Experience

  • Experience consulting to internal/external clients on complex projects, leveraging global teams and offshore resources

  • Significant, demonstrable change management experience ideally within Financial Services

  • Strong project management experience and understanding of capital markets, asset classes (equities, fixed income and derivatives) and relevant global market regulations

  • Self-motivated with strong sense of ownership, assertive follow-through and organizational skills; does not require close supervision

  • Ability to perform well under deadlines, adapt to change, and operate in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills; can think and solve above and beyond the problem at hand

  • Experience in business process analysis, design and implementation. Strong analytical, creative and problem-solving skills

  • Comfortable working with stakeholders at all levels of the business and ability to clearly communicate objectives and to articulate the rationale behind those goals

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Enjoy a fast-paced, high-intensity and exciting cross-functional environment

  • Client facing experience (optional)

  • Strong business acumen

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.96 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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