Associate - Business Management, BlackRock Alternatives Specialists

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

About this role

Business Unit Overview:

BlackRock Alternatives is entering the next phase of exciting growth, and BlackRock Alternatives Specialists (BAS) will be at the forefront of fundraising across all alternatives products and strategies. As an Associate in the BAS Business Management Team, the candidate will work closely with internal sales teams, both BAS and Client Business, as well as many of the BlackRock Alternatives platform functions across a variety of roles. Key touchpoints of this role will be Marketing, Product, Financials & Analytics, HR and associated Business Management tasks to ensure BAS is performing as effectively and efficiently as possible. The candidate will report to the Head of BAS Business Management and will be regularly interacting directly with the Head of Global BAS and the respective BAS Regional Leads. This is a unique and differentiated role that is flexible in nature, but gives ample exposure to many different teams internally and a chance to develop new skills and attributes. Note - the responsibilities outlined below will be covered by 2 new joiners at the Associate Level.

  • Driving strategic projects and initiatives to support the BAS team in the fundraise journey
  • Supporting Head of Global BAS with deliverables, including messaging for senior management, coordination of multi-team projects and preparation of select internal presentations and memos
  • Owning key periodic firmwide initiatives, such as fundraising budget and forecast
  • Managing and tracking business set objectives over the cycle
  • Day to day management of financial progress and liaison for FP&A partners
  • Partnering across distribution (BlackRock Alternatives Specialists (BAS) & Product Strategy, and Partner functions) to execute on campaign fundraising plans and sales activity
  • Assisting with operational matters (e.g. Audit, Technology, Risk) and creating sustainable and/or automated processes to further advance the team
  • Liaising with HR & Recruitment teams to progress BAS talent agenda
  • Liaising with Alts Marketing and Alts Product to deliver on key initiatives

Skills & Experience:
  • 3-5 years experience in professional services, with preference in sales, sales management or business management function
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple processes at once with multiple stakeholders, and comfortable with leading and managing projects/workstreams
  • Understanding of investment sales cycles and sales processes
  • Analytical acumen and comfortable synthesising large data sets into clear and digestible key points
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable with presenting findings to all management levels
  • Team player that is comfortable flexing to different projects and needs as the business requires
  • Quick learner with 'can do' attitude
  • Fluent in English

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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