Strategic Initiatives: Project / Program Management Strategic Initiatives: Project / Program  …

in New York, TX, United States
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in New York, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Not Specified
Strategic Initiatives: Project / Program Management

About this role

Are you interested in building innovative technology that shapes the financial markets? Do you like working at the speed of a startup, but want to solve some of the world’s most complex problems? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?

At BlackRock, we are looking for those that like to innovate and solve complex problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, drive, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow as an individual.

With over USD $6 trillion of assets we have an exceptional responsibility: our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.

The Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO) is a newly formed centralized function within the Aladdin Product Group (APG). The goal of this new function is to structure, and program manage strategic initiatives as APG enters its next evolution.

As a member of the SI team, you will own delivery of specific strategic projects by executing with clear project plans, determining and assigning tasks for project completion, and ensuring each project is delivered on time.

  • You are passionate about continuous improvement, constantly assessing the status quo, identifying opportunities for improvement, optimization, and providing constructive solutions to simplify and accelerate current programs and processes.
  • You are a collaborative team member and self-motivated by your desire to create exceptional outcomes for our business. You are technically adept and excited to be part of a high-growth tech company and a world class team. You are passionate about making it easier for teams to do their best work.

This team will spend mind share on the top strategic projects for APG. These projects span a range of topics, from tech initiatives (e.g. Cloud, Developer Experience) to commercial projects (e.g. Design System, ETF Servicing) to operations (e.g. Metrics, Resourcing). The team will partner with colleagues across APG and beyond to ensure each initiative is being managed appropriately and is set up to maximize success.

Key Responsibilities:

Project & Program Management:

  • Formulate and define project scope and objectives, based upon both business & employee needs
  • Determine project deadlines and workload, ensuring completion on time and on budget
  • Actively participates and leads in project tasks both, strategically and tactically, while supporting prioritization of projects across the team
  • Ownership in designing, building and handing over projects, while others you will retain ownership and execution for
  • KPI cadence, tracking, measurement, reporting
  • A hands-on approach to managing projects


  • Thoughtful and sensitive in style/approach
  • Effectively communicate complex information to inform decisions
  • Ability to influence stakeholders to take action/facilitate buy-in of recommendations
  • Optimizing team connect points, ensuring meetings are meaningful and productive

Essential Qualifications:

  • Significant complex/cross-functional project management experience
  • Desire to leverage data to drive decision-making
  • Proven ability to think strategically and focus on business growth

Want to learn more?

For 30 years, to drive innovation, BlackRock has bought great minds together. From the very beginning technology was leveraged for insight and efficiency to help our businesses better understand their client’s objectives. BlackRock is accelerating innovation and technology to invest even more in our Aladdin platform and looking for people with a passion for technology and a love of solving complex problems to join our teams.

About BlackRock

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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit  | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn:

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.