Associate, Product Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
24 Mar 2023
13 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Team Overview

This role is part of the global Web Tech and Engineering (WTE) group at BlackRock. BlackRock's WTE Group's core mission is to increase operational scale and regulatory compliance while modernizing technology for BlackRock's public websites and associated fund data. The services leveraging this platform reach millions of end investors every day delivering timely, accurate and reliable fund data. We view our group as central to BlackRock's future and as a strategic asset to transform the Wealth management industry.

Job Role

We are looking for a detail oriented, self-motivated, and collaborative Fund Data Technology Product Manager Associate to join our global Fund Data Product Management team. They will be responsible for the representation of our products across our public websites and services. These products cover an extensive range including iShares ETFs, BlackRock Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, BlackRock Indexes, and Model Portfolios. The ideal candidate will use their knowledge of financial instruments and markets to build an excellent understanding of our product offering and technology platform. They will need to have excellent communication and proficient negotiation skills to work with a broad group of often senior executives in Product, Sales, Marketing, Technology, Legal and Compliance to ensure that we represent our product in the best possible way. They will partner with our product teams to help them navigate the firm and enable the setup of data feeds with internal and external providers. Finally, they will need to analyse, manage, document and execute operational and technology changes to support Blackrock's ever evolving product offering.

Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Interact with various stakeholders to understand the data needs of their product and deliver solutions which address the specific requirements of a product or business.
  • Aid in the formation and execution of platform changes to translate business requirements into scalable technology solutions.
  • Manage the delivery of solutions from ideation to completion, including testing and on-going support of applications.
  • Manage existing production systems and processes, while implementing strategic solutions that help to create common data products that can be used throughout WTE.
  • Be the subject matter expert on Fund data and teach other teams how to navigate the firm and implement scalable changes.
  • Liaise with business areas to provide end user support and training.
  • Partner with WTE team members, Onboarding, Product, Legal, Compliance, and other groups on everyday processes to help meet the channel's needs.
  • Work closely with members of the WTE Engineering team to develop new ideas and concepts, and to constantly identify opportunities to improve existing processes.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized, accurate, and detail oriented.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, drive change, and influence others at a senior level
  • Desire to succeed as both an individual and team player, with demonstrated ability in being proactive and having initiative to make continual improvements .
  • Experience with Product management and/or software development.
  • Experience of producing detailed business requirements documentation.
  • Ability to grasp complex systems and focus on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Break down complex problems and explain in simple terms or diagrams.

  • 3+ years of experience in Financial Services or Investment Management.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, economics or finance-related field.
  • Formal product management or business analysis qualification.
  • Familiarity with Programming Languages, SDLC and delivering change on Technology platforms.

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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