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Vice President, EII US iShares ETF Strategy

June 29, 2022
New York, San Francisco, United States of America


About this role

The Americas iShares business strategy team is responsible for driving business strategy and leading initiatives across regions and functions. The VP role within in the business strategy team serves the important role of delivering strategy projects and initiatives. From scoping to implementation and tracking, the VP is a key point of contact for other parts of EII and BlackRock. It 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

Work with strategy team, senior management and business leaders to determine strategic objectives and identify opportunities to meet these goals

Contribute to and execute upon business strategy projects and initiatives through different phases:

  • ​Identify problem or challenge, define approach and required analyses, create work-plan, allocate team resources

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

  • Manage junior team members (provide guidance, structure analyses, review outputs, provide feedback)

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

  • Create impactful reports/presentations to communicate with BlackRock and EII senior management on project progress, final outcomes and implementation plans

  • Collaborate with other colleagues at all levels throughout EII and the broader firm (e.g., US Wealth) to drive projects through to completion

  • Assist in formulating data-driven business intelligence and insights as well as competitor monitoring where required

  • Facilitate broader strategic planning across the EII business and field ad-hoc requests from the leadership team

Experience / Qualifications:

  • 5-7+ years of relevant experience in asset management, wealth management or strategy consulting experience within asset management or broader financial services

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

  • Experience in working with senior management, with the ability to translate complex views and opinions into straightforward, tangible deliverables

  • High levels of demonstrated ownership over work product and project engagement

  • High degree of professional discretion, integrity and judgment

  • Undergraduate degree required with MBA and / or professional finance qualifications desirable

Skills / Knowledge:

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

  • Process/project management: effective project management capabilities with the ability to set guidance, delegate, manage to deadlines, solve problems and navigate trade-offs

  • Information synthetization: ability to translate complex views, opinions, information, and data into straightforward, tangible messages (e.g.,  via one-page memos)

  • Interpersonal skills: proven relationship-building abilities, particularly influencing people at all levels, collaborating across different groups and creating an inspirational environment

  • Positive attitude: team player with high level of motivation and inquisitiveness, comfort with ambiguity and the ability to function well under stress or time pressure

  • Independent: high level of self-motivation, able to own and drive multiple projects at once and willing to respectfully debate the status quo

  • Intellectual curiosity: interested in the industry and looking to learn more about asset management, investment vehicles, BlackRock, and EII

  • Technical skills: advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills with ability to quickly produce management-level quality presentations, and produce robust Excel models (forecasting, sensitivity analysis, data synthetization)

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.

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