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BlackRock Associate, US iShares Business Strategy | BlackRock in San Francisco, California

Associate, US iShares Business Strategy | BlackRock

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Associate, US iShares Business Strategy

San Francisco, US

Investment Professionals – Investments

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

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

Role Description

The EII Strategy Teams are tasked with driving business strategy and leading initiatives across regions and functions. Projects include (1) market / competitor intelligence, (2) business development including new product and client segment strategy, and (3) business strategy formulation for product segments (e.g., fixed income), sales, and marketing. The Associate role in US Strategy supports the team in delivering these key projects and initiatives in the US. From scoping to implementation and follow-up surveillance, the Associate is a key contributing member. The role requires the capability to work in agile, cross-functional teams and utilize analytical abilities to come up with creative solutions to business problems, presenting impactful solutions with tangible next steps to senior management.

Key Responsibilities

 Partner with strategy team leadership, senior management and business heads to shape strategic objectives and identify opportunities to meet these goals, working collaboratively across stakeholder levels to create buy-in

 Contribute to and assist in executing upon business strategy projects and initiatives through different phases:

o Identify problem or issue, define approach and required analyses, create work-plan, allocate resources

o Gather and synthesize information from a variety of sources (industry research, financial publications, and EII and broader BlackRock colleagues including field sales, marketing, etc.)

o Synthesize findings and engage senior team members in problem solving and on potential issues

o Create impactful reports/presentations to communicate with BlackRock and EII stakeholders (senior management, iShares Board, etc.) on project progress, final outcomes and implementation plans

 Formulate data-driven business intelligence and insights as well as competitor monitoring

 Assist with broader strategic planning across the US EII business

 Support other EII businesses and functions on ad-hoc requests

Development Value

 Exposure to broad array of regional and global business issues and senior leadership of EII and BlackRock

 Potential development to broader business and leadership roles within EII and at BlackRock

 Strong track record of people moving from Strategy positions into elevated roles within a business or the firm

Knowledge / Experience

 2-3+ years of experience in asset management and/or consulting with a history of outstanding achievement

 Understanding of the asset management industry and general understanding of the ETF landscape

 Experience working and communicating with management, for either internal or external clients

 Experience or interest in tackling data-related finance issues, analytics and reporting


 Problem solving: Ability to think logically and deconstruct a larger problem into sub-components, prioritize issues and allocate resources

 Structured communication skills: Ability to communicate complex ideas top-down, ask targeted questions to arrive at solutions, and present to various audiences

 Interpersonal skills: Ability to engage diverse set of stakeholders, understand their

viewpoints, build long-term relationships, create a collaborative and inspirational

environment within the team and develop team

 Process management: Efficiently manage project processes, navigate trade-offs and effectively manage own and other’s time

 Translation: Ability to digest complex content and concepts and convert to straightforward deliverables

 Advanced PowerPoint skills: Ability to quickly produce management-level quality presentations

 Advanced Excel skills: Ability to produce robust Excel models (forecasting, sensitivity analysis, etc.)

 Bachelor’s degree and preferably professional finance qualifications (E.g., Series 7, Series 63)


 Integrity and the highest ethical standards, with a commitment to inclusion and diversity

 High levels of demonstrated ownership over work product and project engagement with the ability to lead projects and workstreams

 Team player attitude with collaborative instincts and strong interpersonal skills

 Action-oriented approach and willingness to take on additional responsibility to meet business needs

 Independent thinker who demonstrates an intellectual curiosity and a willingness to engage in healthy debate about the current and future state of the business

 Self-determined drive to achieve superior performance

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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock at | Blog: at | LinkedIn: .

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