VP Change Manager, Technology & Operations Regulatory Change

London, United Kingdom
12 Mar 2023
25 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About BlackRock
Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Would you thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance? We know how important it is to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success. With over $10 trillion of assets we have an outstanding responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.
Job Purpose/ Background
The EMEA Technology and Operations Regulatory Change (TORC) team reports into the EMEA Head of Technology and Operations and is responsible for ensuring operational readiness for incoming regulatory change impacting the function. As well as leadership of change programs, the team is responsible for the management of horizon scanning, impact assessment and communication of incoming regulations impacting teams across the function. By partnering with T&O functional teams as well as functions across the firm, the team help to ensure that an appropriate operating model is in place to meet regulatory requirements on an ongoing basis.

TORC is seeking a Vice President in London to join the part of the team that leads project management, acting as Change Manager or Partner on the firm's most critical regulatory implementations. This will include developing project objectives with measurable goals, building positive relationships across the operating platforms, simplifying the messaging of requirements, and working with teams to ensure that operating models meet regulatory expectations. The role requires deep dives into relevant regulations-including ESG/sustainability regulations-and supporting processes.

We place tremendous focus on empowering and developing our people, improving their leadership and delivery skills and broadening their firm and industry knowledge. This role in particular provides the opportunity for an individual to lead and drive significant change across the EMEA T&O function.

The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys shifting challenges and ambiguous environments, thinks creatively, possesses the confidence to have an opinion, takes initiative, and thrives under close scrutiny.
  • Partner with a team that coordinates the program of incoming regulation impacting the EMEA T&O function.
  • Lead as a creative problem solver that is focused on building scale and implementing a robust control framework, taking emotional ownership for the work.
  • Develop project plans with measurable goals, drive consensus and communicate plans and results to stakeholders and management throughout.
  • Build strong working relationships and interact in a professional manner at all levels of seniority and across multiple cultures.
  • Develop regulatory subject matter expertise and dive deep into topics as they arise.
  • Articulate complex regulatory and operational concepts to various audiences in both written and verbal formats.
  • Ensure key issues and risks are being identified and appropriately raised.
  • Take an active approach to issue resolution.
  • Identify areas for improvement in business processes and technology tools.
  • Use your creativity and initiative to develop high impact materials for communication with senior management to help with decision making.
About you
  • 5+ years of experience in asset management or financial services
  • A highly motivated self-starter that can operate with minimal direction and has the flexibility to work in both structured and unstructured working environments
  • Familiarity with asset management middle and back-office functions
  • A keen interest in the evolving ESG/sustainability regulatory landscape in Europe and the UK is a bonus (e.g., SFDR, TCFD, SDR, etc.)
  • A reputation as a good/flexible communicator and the ability to distil sophisticated concepts and information; experience drafting memos for senior management is a plus
  • Confidence that you will thrive on multiple fast-paced and high-profile projects
  • Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities across projects and portfolios and be able to bring a positive and creative approach to problem solving
  • Strong collaboration skills and experience of working cross-functionally
  • Energy, creativity and a drive to succeed are a must
  • Intellectual curiosity and the desire to take initiative and deliver results
  • Excellent attention to detail and a strong work ethic

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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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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