Associate, Corporate Strategy & Development

BlackRock - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.9

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.317 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn: .

Job Description:
BlackRock’s Corporate Strategy and Development Group is responsible for supporting the firm in positioning BlackRock to generate robust, long-term growth and shareholder value creation through formulating and executing enterprise-level vision and strategy, facilitating business level strategies and driving large multi-functional assignments and initiatives for the firm. The team is also responsible for sourcing, assessing and executing acquisitions, investments, divestitures and partnerships / alliances based on BlackRock's strategic priorities.
This opportunity is for an Associate role based in New York.

Key Responsibilities:
Working with senior management and business units to determine strategic objectives and how to best execute upon them (considering both organic and inorganic opportunities)
Supporting specific strategic initiatives and projects that promote the implementation of the long-term firm strategy
Working across the Global Strategy and Finance teams to provide periodic updates on business / regional performance and strategy
Supporting senior management in the preparation of strategy offsites and leadership conferences
Evaluating business opportunities globally, including acquisitions, partnerships and JVs

An Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate:
A passionate interest in exploring and understanding financial markets and the asset management industry
A desire to work in a high-energy environment with a dedicated commitment to excellence
An ability to work as a team player, accept substantial individual responsibility and proactively create value for the team

Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with strong record of academic achievement
2 – 5 years of work experience, most likely in asset management, investing/private equity, consulting or investment banking
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinking aptitude
Ability to deliver in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines and multiple demands
Ability to clearly articulate ideas, both written and oral, to internal and external audiences across levels of seniority
Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization and build strong relationships with team members, managers, and senior executives in multiple locations
Proficiency in financial modeling, Excel and PowerPoint and/or demonstrated willingness to improve these skills

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 criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.