Director, Senior Product Manager

London, United Kingdom
03 Mar 2023
02 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About Aladdin

Aladdin is our operating system for handling financial portfolios. It unites the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time at every step of the investment process. Aladdin exists so that every financial professional can see, understand, and act with clarity. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading, and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making. The platform builds a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.
The Aladdin Product Group (APG) sits at the heart of Aladdin and BlackRock, responsible for crafting, building, and operating Aladdin. Being a member of our product management team within APG means working with the most innovative in the industry to build innovative products that shape financial markets. We are passionate about using technology to address our clients' toughest problems.

About this role

As a trusted product leader, the Senior Product Manager for Aladdin Portfolio Management will drive our product strategy by connecting market trends and our client needs with product engineering teams to deliver the industry-leading product suite for investment professionals. You will have the opportunity to help shape and execute the portfolio manager product strategy to increase the breadth of assets, users, and clients that experience our products.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated leader to bring marketplace and investment process knowledge to our Aladdin Enterprise Portfolio management product team. This individual will help us maintain operational excellence across our current users while building a set of products to empower the future portfolio manager.

Portfolio Management capabilities continue to differentiate BlackRock's investment business and Aladdin's value proposition. Empowering Investors to design better portfolios requires execution across both product and platform strategies. Our product manifests as a common User Interface tailored to specific user segments and workflows, alongside a suite of APIs exposing related capabilities, engines, and data.

Strong candidates will bring a leadership voice, grounded in years of successful product management and client delivery. You will research the competitive landscape and influence product strategy for each client and user segment. You will also lead new product initiatives, coordinate engagement with users, oversee product roadmaps, and ensure unparalleled execution to deliver winning products. Success in this product vertical will both improve Aladdin's overall value offering and facilitate new growth opportunities, ultimately contributing to bold Aladdin growth targets while delivering impactful functionality to BlackRock's asset management business.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Build and influence an inclusive virtual team across the product delivery value chain, from Data, through Analytics, content orchestration, and Product Development
  • Augment your professional network: arrange engagement with senior leaders at BLK, in the Aladdin Business, and with key client touchpoints
  • Develop, own, and evangelize product strategy, including a review of partnership opportunities with third-party platforms
  • In partnership with Business Development and client servicing groups, articulate and disseminate competitor analyses and product positioning strategies
  • Identify strategic Aladdin Enterprise, Aladdin Risk, and Aladdin Studio product opportunities. Partner with Aladdin client teams to craft product campaigns, set target revenue outcomes, and build compelling products to achieve results
  • Translate investment process experience and client engagement skills to build intuitive user interfaces improving the end-to-end client experience and reducing client inquiry and service costs. Articulate and implement metrics to supervise engagement and product quality
  • 10+ years of Investment Process and related product experience. Intimate knowledge of financial technology solutions addressing this market
  • Proven success managing large, cross functional, technical projects by delivering measurable product value to demanding client communities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate up and down the organization
  • Proficiency working with both technical developers and financial modelers as well as business leaders and target end users
  • Strong organizational, networking, problem-solving, and planning skills. Familiarity with agile product development life cycle preferred

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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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