Vice President/Director, Digital Operations and Strategy, – New York

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Vice President/Director, Digital Operations and Strategy, in New York, US. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in New York.


Job Title : Vice President/Director, Digital Operations and Strategy,

Location : New York, US

Job Category: Marketing & Communications



About this role

Job background
We believe the future of ETF distribution is digital. As ETF adoption skyrockets around the world, we have a unique opportunity to shape how the investment industry. We are on a mission to democratize access to ETFs and help new and existing investors. Are you with us?

We are looking for a strategist and smart operator, to partner with iShares head of digital to drive this change globally.  

Key responsibilities

Digital strategy

Partner with head of digital to lead the long-term vision and strategy for the function
Drive our annual strategic planning across both US and EMEA, ensuring close partnership with iShares and partner businesses in each region, as well as alignment with regional marketing teams
Partner with the Digital Leadership team to scope and plan the annual roadmap, keeping the master view up to date as the year progresses  
Lead competitive reviews and keep abreast of industry trends to identify opportunity areas to stay ahead of 
As required, scope, plan, and execute special projects initiated by Digital leadership team – looking at areas including organizational strategy, business management/budgeting, technology platforms, talent and execution plans 

Senior communications and engagement

Craft C-level presentations, briefing memos and business review inputs for senior internal stakeholders and client engagements
Drive a strategic communications plan to ensure all key stakeholders are engaged in the strategic direction, annual plans, and are kept abreast of results
Collaborate with colleagues at all levels throughout iShares and BlackRock to drive projects through to completion

Team leadership & talent agenda

Partner with the head of digital to ensure the right organizational structure and operating model
Drive the strategic agenda for the Digital Leadership team to ensure the focus (weekly cadence and quarterly offsites)
Help shape the culture for the group by supporting employee experience and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) initiatives that target development areas from employee survey
Drive strategic talent management for the group (hi-pos, promo, diverse talent)
Partner with business leads and recruiting partners in recruitment and headcount management

General operations

In line with annual planning, lead and oversee our budget and headcount process, in close partnership with the Digital Leadership Team and Global EII Marketing COO team
Oversee vendors, including contract renewals, invoicing in partnership with our Sourcing and Vendor Management Team
Stay connected with regulatory teams to ensure our digital experience adheres to requirements, and we are planning for upcoming needs
Ensure adequate operating and risk control processes are in place, and drive this through the team  

Skills & experience:

10+ years of experience in a directly relevant field (financial services, management consulting or similar) 
Strategy and project management: Ability to define strategy in a clear and succinct manner
Structured communication skills: Ability to communicate upcoming deliverables and objectives, influence stakeholders and effectively manage projects with lead time, clear and inclusive guidance, and empathy
Interpersonal skills: Ability to engage diverse set of stakeholders, build long-term relationships, and create a collaborative and approachable environment, especially when working across departments or time sensitivity
Problem solving: Critical thinker with superior problem-solving abilities; able to organize people under pressure and pull in key decisionmakers to prioritize issues and respond to clients and senior management
Advanced PowerPoint and business writing skills: Ability to quickly produce management-level quality presentations, business memos and exhibits utilizing data and synthesizing key information

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.

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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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