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Date Added: Sun 04/04/2021

Associate, Technology Product Manager

New York, NY, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

About this role
Technology Product Manager - Whole Portfolio Solution

Are you a Product Manager who can turn difficult concepts into intuitive and simple products? Do you want to work with hands-on technology and investments leaders who shape financial markets every day? Are you a product leader, a business builder, and most of all a problem solver?

At the heart of BlackRock, is the Aladdin Product Group (APG), the team responsible for designing, building and operating Aladdin, BlackRock's investment and operating technology platform. Being a product manager in the Aladdin Product Group means working with the industry's thought leaders to build innovative and next generation products that shape the financial markets. We partner with our end users to deeply understand their business strategy and build powerful technology to help them get there.

Within APG you will find:
  • A team of world-class engineers, product managers, and UX professionals that build solutions for BlackRock and over 100 organizations who use the Aladdin eco-system
  • Insatiable curiosity about the FinTech ecosystem, emerging products, and technologies
  • An agile, growth environment with new business and product opportunities every day
  • A desire to make BlackRock and the community a better place
  • A vision toward the future
Role Background:
The Whole Portfolio Solution is a cross-functional, high-priority initiative to expand Aladdin's capabilities to support the full investment life cycle of an alternative private investment. APMD is driving this cross-functional, high-priority initiative by delivering the integrated eFront and Aladdin Whole Portfolio Solution.

Whole Portfolio workflow key features and workflows touch upon the full breadth of Aladdin's capabilities. Currently, we are looking for Product Managers who will help us drive product development initiatives. The team is tasked with designing and implementing new workflows, with a 2021 focus on:
  • Deal Management
  • Portfolio Hedging
  • Pre-Deal Compliance
  • Transactions-based IBOR
  • Strategic Asset Allocation
  • Cash Management - Cash Wires, Cash Reconciliation, and Cash Ladders
  • Infrastructure Integration (APIs, ADW, UX)
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and champion initiatives, both big and small, across the organization to execute firm-wide initiatives, increase the Aladdin value proposition for clients, and increase revenue opportunity for the firm.
  • Work with stakeholders to influence how technology can help BlackRock and Aladdin clients.
  • Engage with a cross-functional product team, marching the team toward a common goal for the product.
  • Connect with the marketplace, our client community, and BlackRock business to drive product direction to support our alternatives technology platform.
  • Guide the Aladdin Alternatives product strategy by advocating and influencing partner teams to build buy-in on product vision to create a market-leading product
  • Work closely with our Aladdin developers to innovate, conceptualize, design and pilot new capabilities to simplify our clients' business problems.
Experience & Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with designers, engineers and end users to translate design ideas into working prototypes and commercial products
  • Set and deliver compelling product visions and evangelize internally and externally
  • Ability to influence cross-functional teams, from communicating conceptual ideas to execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and communicate up and down the organization
  • Ability to represent the firm in industry forums and events
  • Predict potential issues in implementing designs and find the best solution
  • Use market and competitor research to inform product strategy decisions
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.

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, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable.
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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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