Vice President, Product Manager - Global Product Group

London, United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022
24 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Your team:

The Global Product Group brings innovation, discipline, and focus to the firm's investment product line by aligning client business and investment teams in the design and execution of product-related initiatives. The group performs a wide range of functions, including: industry and competitor analysis, strategic planning and management of product lifecycle, execution of fund launches and repositioning, oversight of key regulatory projects and the delivery of a robust product governance process.

GPG's Product Management team creates and oversee the product roadmap for each asset class by anticipating and responding to evolving client needs, shaping a strategic vision for future growth alongside global investment partners across the firm. Today's rapidly evolving market environment, competitive landscape and regulatory setting create meaningful opportunities - and necessity - to evolve our business and our client's portfolios.

Your role and impact:

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our Product Manager team to drive strategic product initiatives. This is a multifaceted, high-profile role that requires frequent interaction at senior levels of the firm to evolve our product platform and drive alignment on complex, global initiatives. The candidate will be an indispensable partner to our investment product strategy and distribution pillar leaders in driving long run commercial growth. You will benefit from inclusion in a large, globally diverse team, with access to a broad range of skills and expertise that contribute to a deep understanding of the competitive landscape, client motivations, strategy development and fund structuring across regions and sales channels.

Your responsibilities:
  • Lead product management for BlackRock's active equity business and contribute to the evolution of our product platform.
  • Drive strategic product initiatives, bringing together stakeholders across our liquid active, index and alternative businesses.
  • Define the product agenda by mapping, guiding, and tracking products throughout their lifecycle and aligning annual sales targets for key focus products.
  • Conduct competitor, market and fund range analysis to assess the health and saleability of products and, where appropriate, recommend changes to improve commercial appeal.
  • Bring creative thinking and analytical rigor to new product development, wrapper innovation and seed capital allocation through evaluation of client needs, market growth drivers and regulatory environment.
  • Partnering with product strategy teams across the platform to provide highest conviction response to sustainable regulation / evolving client preferences, finding ways to expand successful franchises and expanding into new segments and markets.

What are we looking for?
  • BA/BS required, with 6+ years' prior experience in a related field such as product strategy, corporate strategy, sales management or institutional fundraising.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex, cross-functional global projects and influence senior stakeholders across investments, distribution and corporate functions. Strong written and oral communication skills a must.
  • Strong data analytics and visualization skills with the creative ability to find and tell a story backed by quantitative evidence.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment - adaptable, reliable with a strong 'can do attitude'.
  • Conversance in sustainability, understanding of private markets and quantitative investing is preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) skills required. Familiarity with industry data sources (Morningstar, Broadridge, eVestment, Preqin, etc.) a plus

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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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 Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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