Vice President, Digital Product Manager

Blackrock, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 1 week ago

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About this role

The Global ETF & Index Investing (EII) Institutional Client Technology team is responsible for driving the development of tools & analytics that enable our clients and client-facing teams to make sound ETF decisions at each stage of the investment process. The team formulates and executes on our vision and strategy for the platform by

  • Leading and championing technology initiatives, both big and small.

  • Defining product strategy, guiding product development and being engrained in the entire product lifecycle.

  • Working closely with developers and stakeholders to innovate, conceptualize, design and pilot new capabilities to simplify our internal and external clients' business problems.

  • Advocating and influencing internal partner teams to build and buy-in on product vision to create market-leading products.

  • Identifying and influencing third parties to build, host, distribute enhanced ETF analytics on their platforms.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Influence decisions on market strategy, platform strategy, client engagement and implementing innovative technology-based solutions.

  • Leverage market analysis, competitive knowledge and user research to define business case, product roadmap and requirements.

  • Prioritize features, facilitate workshops, collaborate with developers and client representatives, and manage user acceptance testing.

  • Work closely with development, user experience, testing, and other product teams to ensure product success.

  • Engage directly with our users to ensure that we are building the right product on the right distribution channel.

  • Promote and evangelize the product and new features with marketing, sales, support, and any partner groups.

  • Responsible for gathering feedback about user experience, analyzing usage stats, tracking improvements and defects, identifying next-stage evolution of functionality and features, and working with developers to integrate them into the product roadmap.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 4+ years' experience in Financial Services and/or Product Management discipline.

  • Investment/financial knowledge is desirable - ideally exchange traded funds, mutual funds or capital markets.

  • Background in a client facing, markets related role is a plus.

  • Understanding of fixed income or equity trading markets, gained from the perspective of a sell side sales or trading role, is a plus.

  • Ability to build consensus amongst a wide range of partners including business owners, technology, operations, legal & compliance, marketing & sales.

  • Experience in organizing, researching and analyzing client needs.

  • Ability to perform in fast paced environment.

  • Strong communication skills, with ability to articulate complex issues or ideas clearly.

  • Preference for and demonstrated success in a team-oriented environment.

  • Highly motivated and eager to roll up your sleeves and deliver innovative and impactful index analytics to clients.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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