Aladdin Wealth Implementation Manager, Associate Aladdin Wealth Implementation Manager, Associate …

BlackRock
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 10 Sep 19
Not Specified
BlackRock
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 10 Sep 19
Not Specified
About this role DEPARTMENT BlackRock Solutions – Aladdin Business BACKGROUND BlackRock Solutions (BRS) provides clients with access to the intellectual capital, risk analytics and investment platform used to support BlackRock's asset management business. By combining sophisticated risk analytics and investment systems with capital markets and

About this role

DEPARTMENT

BlackRock Solutions – Aladdin Business

BACKGROUND

BlackRock Solutions (BRS) provides clients with access to the intellectual capital, risk analytics and investment platform used to support BlackRock's asset management business. By combining sophisticated risk analytics and investment systems with capital markets and business process expertise, BlackRock Solutions helps clients address a variety of risk management and investment process challenges.

BlackRock Solutions’ Aladdin Wealth provides an enterprise portfolio construction and risk management solution for wealth management firms globally. Aladdin Wealth leverages Aladdin’s institutional-quality data and risk analytics to provide wealth management firms with a scalable enterprise-wide portfolio construction and risk management solution that institutes a common language across geographies & functions, delivered on one integrated platform.

The Aladdin Implementation team is responsible for leading the design and deployment of Aladdin Wealth at BlackRock Solutions’ clients. Implementations are high profile initiatives which require team members to have senior level exposure and play an active role in transforming client organizations; a typical implementation is at least as much about implementing change as it is about technology. We help clients achieve challenging strategic objectives which range from streamlining operations to modernizing their overall investment and risk management processes. BlackRock’s implementation model is unique in that we take full responsibility for the client going live on our solution. This means that we develop a true partnership with our clients that continues well beyond implementation Go Live.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a candidate to join the Aladdin Implementation team to lead Aladdin Wealth implementations at external clients. This exciting role combines aspects of project management, product management, client relationship management, and risk analytics expertise. This candidate will be responsible for the success of client implementations, including effectively managing project teams, tracking against key milestones, managing project risks, and keeping project stakeholders apprised of the project status. They will work closely with clients’ senior management to gain a full understanding of their business processes and design the desired analytics and reporting workflows using Aladdin functionality. This candidate will collaborate with several teams across the firm to deliver Aladdin and ensure an outstanding client implementation experience. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in Financial Technology to gain experience working with Wealth Management clients across complex advisory relationships.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Lead Aladdin Wealth implementations:
    • Lead the day-to-day project management of client implementations, including creating project plans, managing action items, and coordinating resources across multiple functional areas.
    • Lead client calls and communications as a subject matter expert on the implementation approach, risk analytics, and data interfaces.
    • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality to ensure clients take full advantage of the suite of Aladdin capabilities.
    • Assist in Aladdin configuration, testing, and user training.
    • Convey client requirements and feedback to the Product development team to help shape the evolution of Aladdin.
  • Develop a strong working relationship with clients to support the implementation and adoption of Aladdin
  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance future implementations. Challenge the status quo.
  • Ensure a smooth transition from implementation to on-going client support teams.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four-year degree in a business or technical discipline
  • Two to five years of work experience in the financial services industry
  • Excellent creative, analytical and computer skills with an entrepreneurial approach to large, complex projects (SQL experience a plus)
  • Well organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities with a hands-on approach
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients. Capable of connecting with multiple audiences and articulating lines of reasoning.
  • Familiarity with capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, derivatives, alternatives) and multi-asset class risk analytics
  • Must be client driven, have the ability to work within a team environment, and be focused on providing a high quality of service to the client
  • Expected to travel (1 – 2 days/week during peak project phases), with international opportunities

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 www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

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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