Contracting Associate - ATL Contracting Associate - ATL …

in Atlanta, GA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Jan 21
in Atlanta, GA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Jan 21
Contracting Associate - ATL

About this role

Do you thrive in a data environment where analytical and problem-solving skills are key? Look no further! At BlackRock, we are seeking an OnBoarding-Contracting Associate who is curious, collaborative, analytical, and passionate to become part of our team.
Technology & Operations
The Global Client Services (GCS) team is responsible for delivering flexible, scalable, and tech-enabled client service, working in partnership with our client businesses and teams across the firm. Our functional teams include: Global Onboarding, Investor Services (Client Order Management and Service Centers), and Transfer Agency Services.

The Onboarding team encompasses both the Implementation & Contracting functions responsible for bringing new client and business opportunities onto the BlackRock platform across the firm's various business channels. The team plays an active and visible role with our clients and works closely with the Client & Investment businesses, Legal, critical operations teams and external services providers to deliver an outstanding "One BlackRock" client experience.
Team Overview
The Onboarding-Contracting team (the "Team") is a team of professionals responsible for driving and completing contract negotiations with clients on behalf of BlackRock's Institutional Client Business ("ICB") and US Retail ("USWA") functions.

The Team partners closely with ICB, Relationship Managers, Legal and Compliance, OnBoarding teams and other internal groups to ensure BlackRock's contracts balance commercial outcomes with appropriate risk management and fiduciary obligations. We cover a broad range of clients including sovereign wealth funds, central banks, pension funds and insurance companies each of whom may transact in different investment strategies, products, instruments and markets offered by BlackRock.
Role Description:

  • Drive the contracting process from initial drafting through negotiation and execution for your portfolio of business

  • Lead for a client channel, supervise the book of work for that channel including complexity assessment and case assignment

  • Manage client expectations throughout the negotiation process

  • Identify issues that are disseminated to potentially impacted internal stakeholders for review, negotiation and resolution; ensuring their comments flow through to the contract and approvals are obtained

  • Ensure that all completed contractual documentation is properly filed and circulated to relevant groups

  • Help to drive change and support the direction set by management

  • Identify and implement opportunities for process and client experience improvements

  • Represent Contracting in Onboarding and cross-functional initiatives and projects including technology and workflow changes

  • Potential people management responsibilities

  • Proven ability to draft and negotiate complex legal contracts

  • Ability to perform and deliver high quality legal contracts in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven skills in successfully managing competing internal and external demands within compressed timeframes

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)

  • Knowledge of the asset management industry (fund types, client base and strategies, operational set up and products) and applicable law and regulations

  • Comfort in working with multiple systems to track and manage the contract negotiation lifecycle

  • JD or equivalent experience

  • Ability to independently manage tasks and workload with some guidance and oversight

  • Ability to think out of the box, to navigate complex internal processes and functions, and be able to offer practical solutions that will be mutually beneficial to both the client and BlackRock

  • Demonstrated ability to balance client needs with BlackRock policies and operational procedures; possess regulatory and technical awareness in order to understand associated risks and provide innovative, risk-free and compliance friendly solutions; improve the client experience

  • Ability to be a great teammate is crucial

  • Possess the ability to adapt to internal processes and requirements

  • Open to new challenges; able to work effectively and efficiently on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining the highest standard and attention to detail

  • Strongly proficient in standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office) and interested in new technologies

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.

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 September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.  

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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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