Vice President, Aperio Digital Product Manager Vice President, Aperio Digital Product Manager …

in New York, NY
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Vice President, Aperio Digital Product Manager

About this role

About Aperio

At Aperio (part of BlackRock), our strategies are designed to put our clients' and their clients' interests at the center of our investment advice; to minimize costs and taxes; and to incorporate each client's unique environmental, social, and governance (ESG) preferences. We are a purposefully growing quantitative/index-tracking investment management business specializing in managing customized equity portfolios tax efficiently.

At Aperio, we work hard and move quickly as a well-coordinated, collaborative team whose exceptional people are focused on providing extraordinary client service. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, industry-disruptive, fast-paced environment, Aperio is the place for you.

About this Role

The Digital Product manager will own applications and systems that interact directly with clients or are used by business users to meet client needs. The role will require the product manager to maintain roadmaps for systems and applications they own, identify enhancements based on feedback and customer needs, troubleshoot and resolve issues for users, collaborate with internal teams and vendors to design and develop new enhancements, and support implementation and change management efforts.

Key Responsibilities

Product Management

  • Develop medium-term roadmaps in collaboration with users and senior management

  • Develop cross-functional relationships with business teams to prioritize new features based on business impact

  • Assesses feasibility of new products based on market and user research and secures buy-in from senior management for implementation proposals

  • Gathers user and market data through different methods (interviews, surveys, secondary data sources)

  • Builds custom reports to support product decisions

  • Defines KPIs and metrics for tracking products and vendors

Project Management

  • Manages projects to agreed-upon timelines and budgets

  • Proactively identifies and resolves project risks

  • Manages relationships with vendors including contracts, project teams, upgrade schedules, etc.

System Requirements, User stories and UAT

  • With a focus on user experience and workflow, capture business requirements, translate them into system requirements for developers and prioritize them

  • Ensure requirements evolve into user documentation such that they are simultaneously published as features get released

  • Drive adoption of new features for systems by working closely with QA engineers along with organizing and participating in user acceptance testing

Data Requirements and documentation

  • Ensure data interfaces between all teams is fully documented and agreed

  • Provide support to business users by generating ad-hoc reports, investigating potential issues with data flow, and/or researching the viability of a suggested improvement

  • Optimize the services of our partnered vendors by effectively managing the relationships and their deliverables

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Five plus years of related experience working in financial services in business process improvement/engineering/project or product management.

  • Experience with public websites, portals, and client servicing technology.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or related discipline.

  • Product Management, Project Management, Business Analysis experience

  • Experience working with systems developers in external vendor organization, preferably in an agile environment.

  • Experience with databases and writing simple SQL queries

Other Desirable Skills & Abilities

  • Proven ability to re-engineer or improve a process

  • Strong verbal and written communication

  • Ability to gather, analyze, and present data to different audiences

  • Ability to understand a process at a high level, while still drilling into details

  • Have a thorough understanding of process mapping, data collection, data analysis, procedure writing, and writing effective requirements documentation

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

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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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.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.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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