Senior Client Onboarding Contracting Officer – London

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Senior Client Onboarding Contracting Officer in London, GB. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in London.

 

Job Title : Senior Client Onboarding Contracting Officer

Location : London, GB

Job Category: Legal & Compliance

 

Description

About this role

Team Overview

With operations all over the world and a range of investment products and services, BlackRock is one of the most sophisticated financial services organisations servicing clients today. In order to achieve operational excellence, Business Operations ensures BlackRock’s operations are consistent and efficient across investment products, client channels and regions. The Business Operations team comprises of numerous groups including Global Client Services which is where the OnBoarding Contracting team sits along with Billing, Reporting, Client Order Management and Onboarding Implementation. The team is based in Edinburgh, London, New York, Singapore and San Francisco.

The team plays a key role in on-boarding new clients within BlackRock and leading change for existing clients with respect to the contractual set up. The team focuses on the drafting, negotiation, co-ordination and execution of investment management agreements, investment guidelines or criteria, and other related documentation for new clients and existing clients. Trading documentation (ISDAs and CSAs) and fund documentation (Fund IMAs and prospectuses) are out of scope for this team.

Role Responsibility

As an Associate within Client Contracting, you will support a client book in a dynamic and exciting environment, based upon a team of Account Managers and/or specific regional offices, whose clients you will support from a documentation perspective. You will be responsible for providing in depth knowledge of your client’s mandates as well as an excellent customer focus.

Key responsibilities

Developing key relationships with internal partners and client teams to champion a client focused process.
Accurate drafting, negotiation and co-ordination of contractual documentation for your portfolio of business.
Facilitation and co-ordination of all internal partners across different regions involved in the contracting process, ensuring their comments flow through to the contract and requisite approvals are acquired.
Partnering with the OnBoarding Implementation team to take on new clients and lead client change as efficiently as possible.
Ensuring that the appropriate contracting process is followed for all contract processing to mitigate risk to BlackRock.
Negotiating client documentation within specified parameters calling out legal and operational risk when vital.
Supporting the sales team with contractual documentation queries.
Participating in research initiatives or projects that are requested by the sales, product or legal teams.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated asset management or financial services experience and in-depth experience of drafting contractual documentation within the asset management industry, possessing either:

a legal background or qualification with experience of drafting and negotiating investment management agreements for an institutional client base; or
no formal legal qualification but excellent knowledge and proven experience in negotiating investment management agreements and investment guidelines for institutional clients.

Skills/Qualifications:

Relevant legal qualification (desirable not essential).
Experienced contract management and negotiation skills.
Excellent attention to detail, organisation and presentation skills.
Knowledge of the asset management industry (fund types, client base and strategies, operational set up and products) and applicable law and regulations.
Strongly proficient on standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office).

Competencies:

Ability to independently manage your own portfolio of business with some guidance and oversight.
Strong awareness of process efficiency and the need to mitigate risk through team processes.
Outstanding analytical, communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external clients at all levels and across various regions
Great teammate – both with regard to your direct team as well as those with whom you support.
Flexible and open to accepting new challenges; able to work effectively and efficiently on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, demanding and ever changing environment while maintaining the highest standard and attention to detail.
Proven ability to balance client needs with BlackRock policies and operational procedures; possess excellent regulatory and technical awareness in order to understand associated risks and provided innovative, risk-free and compliance friendly solutions.

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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.
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.

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.

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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.

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.

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

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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