Index Licensing Operations Associate – Princeton

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Job Title : Index Licensing Operations Associate

Location : Princeton, US

Job Category: Sales & Relationship Management



About this role


The Index & Data Solutions team (IDS) is responsible for the index and data strategy for the firm and the management of commercial relationships with providers. The Operations team within IDS handles all index licensing and market data requests and works with vendors in a timely manner on various reporting requirements, invoice processing, and other needs. The group is comprised of three key areas: Client Onboarding & Servicing, Market Data Operations, and Index Licensing Operations.

Role Description:

We are looking for an ambitious and motivated individual to be part of our Index Licensing Operations team to evolve the processes and tools driving index usage reporting and invoicing each quarter. This team member will be aligned to a set of index vendors and will develop a deep understanding around contractual terms, reporting requirements and fee structures. They will also work on key initiatives to streamline processes and enhance quality control measures.

Key Responsibilities:

Partner with remote Index Licensing Operations production team to ensure timely and accurate delivery of quarterly reports and invoice payments, and act as point of escalation when needed
Be a subject matter expert for assigned vendors and the point of contact for reporting sign-off, questions, and contract implementation
Review new and existing index licensing contracts and understand fee structures and reporting requirements
Understand material changes to BlackRock’s vendor relationships and proactively update report and fee calculation processes accordingly
Support the overhaul of the technology platform by leading or contributing to operational process optimization projects and quality control designs
Collaborate with and influence internal teams to complete strategic projects designed to improve the platform
Develop a keen understanding of factors that impact index licensing and apply that knowledge to identify ways to enhance and streamline processes
Expand and evolve reporting capabilities to achieve reporting due dates and changing requirements
Build relationships with the investment business, vendors, and IDS relationship managers globally to deepen external and internal partnerships
Research and resolve inquiries from internal partners and vendors and actively follow up to ensure timely resolution


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business, math, or a related field
3-5 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, including an understanding of portfolio and index data analysis; knowledge of the passive investing business (including ETFs) preferred
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills are a must
Excellent communication skills (oral and written), comfortable interacting with and influencing a broad range of audiences
Advanced Excel knowledge is required and experience working in Python/VBA/SQL
Able to quickly learn proprietary systems (BlackRock’s own and third-party platforms); knowledge of the Aladdin platform and ability to source data efficiently is preferred
Bold and proactive with a willingness to stretch outside comfort zone
Self-starter, able to prioritize and deliver multiple assignments while maintaining high quality and consistent results
Standout colleague who enjoys working on a collaborative, inclusive and diverse team that is passionate about delivering on performance objectives
Proven record of alignment with BlackRock’s principles

Our benefits
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

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 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.

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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