Business Manager, Canada COO – Toronto

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Job Title : Business Manager, Canada COO

Location : Toronto, CA

Job Category: Business Management & Strategy



About this role

About BlackRock in Canada

We have +125 employees committed to serving a full range of investment solutions for institutions, financial professionals and individuals.

We are Canada’s largest ETF provider and largest pension manager, and we have a growing Aladdin business.

This year marks our 30th anniversary in Canada.

BlackRock Canada is a registered investment fund manager, exempt market dealer and portfolio manager in all Canadian provinces and territories. BlackRock Canada’s principal regulator is the Ontario Securities Commission.

About this role

We are seeking a Vice President to join the Canada COO team- a role central to the management of BlackRock’s business in Canada- supporting the Country Head, COO, and the Canada business heads; as well as partnering with our global and regional stakeholders.

Based in Toronto, you will work closely with senior management to lead strategic initiatives for the region as well as overseeing day-to-day operations. You can look forward to a multi-faceted role that will require a wide skillset including business knowledge, technical know-how, the ability to execute projects, and strategic thinking.

The successful candidate will be responsible for processes associated with business operations, interfacing on risk management, overseeing facilities management, and financial planning

Primary responsibilities:

Business management

Work with Finance on our annual budget planning exercise, and support tracking progress against budget throughout the year

Engage with teams across Canadian client businesses, Legal & Compliance, Operations, and Risk to gain an understanding of their key processes, risks, controls, and business objectives; and partner or lead on related strategic initiatives that impact Canada

Lead the regional team responsible for facilities management and front of house; partner with global real estate services teams on projects as needed

Aid senior leaders in organizing and producing a variety of executive-ready presentation materials

Collaborate with internal partners to identify and facilitate technology or efficiency enhancements to address the evolving needs of our business

Play a role in supporting or leading strategic projects that align to our business or talent priorities

Mentor junior team members and contribute to the staff’s overall development

Controls and Governance

Oversee business continuity management, including: emergency preparedness, and regular business continuity management review for Canada

Partner on compliance and regulatory procedures and reporting for Canada

Work with Risk and Quantitative Analysis (RQA) team to partner on operating event resolution as needed; and oversight of regular reporting for Canada on operating events


Effective project management capabilities with the ability to set guidance, manage to deadlines, navigate trade-offs, and measure effective solutions

Deep knowledge of Canadian fund structures, lifecycle of a trade, and related operational priorities

Ability to quickly produce management-level quality presentations, business memos and synthesize key information using data and analytics

Structured critical thinker with outstanding problem-solving abilities

Proven relationship-building abilities, collaborating across different groups and creating an inspirational environment

Team player who is inquisitive, comfortable with ambiguity and has the ability to manage multiple deliverables in a fast-paced environment

High level of self-motivation, able to own and drive things forward, gathering feedback and identifying ways to do things better along the way

Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint


5-7 years of relevant experience in business management or business operations within asset management or broader financial services

Demonstrated ownership over work product and seeing deliverables through to completion

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present and adapt your communication style as needed

High degree of professional discretion, integrity, and judgment

Proven ability to bring creativity, curiosity, and innovative thinking to everything you do

Undergraduate degree required

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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