Analyst, Corporate Strategy

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 May 2022
Closes
21 May 2022
Ref
14799576
Job Function
Operations
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Corporate Strategy & Development combines high-level strategic insight with rigorous analysis to drive the BlackRock vision. The team supports senior management in positioning BlackRock to generate robust, long-term growth and shareholder value creation. This involves formulating and executing enterprise-level vision and strategy, facilitating business level initiatives and driving large cross-functional assignments for the firm. The team is also responsible for sourcing, assessing and executing acquisitions, investments, divestitures and partnerships on behalf of BlackRock. Corporate Strategy & Development consists of ~40 professionals across New York, London and Hong Kong, of which ~10 are based in London. We are looking for an Analyst to join our team in London.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with senior management and business unit leaders to determine strategic objectives and identify opportunities to meet these objectives, including (but not limited to): market entry strategies, business prioritization, and assessing strategic investments
  • Support high profile initiatives and projects that promote the implementation of our long-term strategy
  • Evaluate business development opportunities globally, including acquisitions, partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Communicate strategic priorities and execution plans across the firm via presentations, meetings, written communications, etc.
  • Work with the Global Market Intelligence and Finance teams to provide periodic updates on competitors and the firm's business performance


Development Value:
  • Unparalleled exposure to BlackRock senior leadership at the regional and global level
  • Potential development to broader leadership role within Corporate Strategy & Development
  • Strong mobility track record, with prior colleagues taking on enhanced roles in other BLK business areas (e.g., investments, products, relationship management) and/or roles in other regions


Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess and be able to demonstrate, where applicable:
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree, ideally in a relevant field, with a strong record of academic achievement
  • Up to 2 years of relevant work experience, most likely in asset management, investing / private equity, consulting, or investment banking
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinking aptitude
  • Familiarity with financial modeling, financial statement analysis, and/or investing due diligence & company valuation, and/or demonstrated willingness or interest in improving these skills
  • Passionate interest in exploring and understanding financial markets and the asset management industry
  • Desire to work in a high-energy environment with a dedicated commitment to excellence
  • Ability to work as a team player, accept substantial individual responsibility and proactively create value for the team
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas, both written and oral, to internal and external audiences across levels of seniority
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization and build strong relationships with team members, managers, and senior executives in multiple locations
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint


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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | 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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