Description About this role The Director, SMA Tech Head of Advisor Experience Product Management will work with teams across design, engineering, operations, legal, compliance, marketing, and broader BlackRock to build products advisors love and trust. This leader will lead the development of a modernized advisor experience platform, which will include proposal development and reporting tools. We are looking for an executive with a high level of ownership to own substantive portions of the SMA platform and to push the platform into the future.
About SMA Tech SMA Tech is a product team within BlackRock's Aladdin Wealth Technology (AWT) organization that builds a digital platform for a high-growth product area: Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) and model portfolios. Our vision is to push the boundaries on mass personalization to deliver personalized portfolio management and informative experiences for financial advisors and end investors.
Product Depth: Exceptional ability to build products that address the needs and desires of financial advisors and their clients. Previous experience working at or with a wealth management, financial advisory, or investment firm
Product Story: Define the product story - both short term and long-term strategic vision. Champion the SMA Tech agenda throughout the firm and the industry
Marketplace Expertise: Knowledge of the needs of wealth management firms. Able to find opportunities, as well as identify competitors and other software platforms and services with which we integrate
Dedication to build: Influence and lead a large-scale virtual product team; educate and receive feedback, so we can build a tangible prototype that results in real business benefit and happy clients
Product Enhancement: Ability to conceptualize new features or improvements. Ability to design for the user and for defensibility in a highly regulated space. This includes not only the user value, but also channel dynamics, sponsor value, and competitive positioning
Ability to execute: Drive execution against our roadmap and vision, efficiently bringing our plans and designs to real-life use. Run point on operational issues that come up day-to-day by understanding, finding root cause, designing solutions, and driving closure
Research driven: Integrate primary research, usability studies, and meticulous validation processes into your idea generation and product design process
Metrics Oriented: Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products, holding yourself and your team accountable for the goals you set
Technical Partnership: Partner with engineers throughout the development process from idea conception to product launch
Talent development: Develop and retain a robust team, offering ongoing feedback and overall career mentorship. Build the right talent balance by assessing skill sets and by providing ongoing mentoring to the team
AWT & BlackRock engagement: Drive colleague engagement toward the SMA Tech vision. Establish a clear and shared vision for your area of ownership with consensus and excitement across the firm
10+ years of experience product management experience, ideally in wealth management or asset management
Experience working within or with U.S. wealth management / SMA firms or experience building for financial advisors as users
Track record of building outstanding products that delight your users and produce clear business impact
Demonstrated ability to lead projects affecting many functions, including product, engineering, operations, compliance, and sales. Ability to direct major cross-functional initiatives with effective prioritization and influence
Experience collecting both internal and external customer feedback and requests, empathizing with their challenges and opportunities, and prioritizing roadmaps to optimize results
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and communicate up and down the organization
Strong interpersonal, problem-solving and planning skills
Strong technical abilities with an ability to get in the weeds where necessary
Desire and ability to develop talent
Bachelor's 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.
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 September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
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