Description About this role 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 2021, the firm managed nearly $10 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock .
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. Your team:
Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of smart, results-oriented people who are taking on some of the world's most complex financial and sustainability challenges. And our founder-led culture has maintained its entrepreneurial feel - we work hard, we work as a team, and we work with purpose.
BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) is part of the organization at the forefront of redefining the financial services industry towards a more sustainable future. The team unifies the firm's sustainable investment strategies onto a single platform and partners with our global investment and distribution teams to develop scalable and innovative solutions ranging from screens and environmental social governance (ESG) strategies to Impact Investing. Launched in 2015, our BSI platform provides investors with a range of strategies across asset classes, investment vehicles and impact profiles. With over $430 billion in sustainable assets under management, BlackRock leverages our differentiated investment platform, proprietary technology, data analytics, deep ESG expertise and culture of innovation to offer sustainable solutions to our clients.
Today, BSI consists of 40 people globally who are passionate about identifying drivers of long-term returns associated with environmental, social and governance issues, integrating sustainable data and insights throughout BlackRock's investment processes through Aladdin, and crafting innovative investment solutions that address clients' environmental and social objectives alongside their financial objectives. Your role and impact:
We are seeking a recognized leader who has regional credibility and established relationships in the financial services industry with a deep understanding of the sustainability landscape taking shape across asset management in Europe. The individual will understand complex issues facing our largest and most strategic clients in the fast-evolving area of sustainable investing, delivering innovative solutions that address these issues by assembling, motivating, and directing effective, cross-functional teams.
The individual will work closely with the local leadership and BSI expert colleagues to support our commercial success in Germany (strategic client & whole portfolio dialogue, product innovation origination, education of our client-facing teams, supporting clients in the development new sustainability standard) as well as enhancing our commercial and corporate sustainable brand. Your responsibilities:
Drive Client strategic dialogue on Sustainability and leverage in business product development.
Define sustainable priorities in the country with the country head & head of sales including setting business targets.
Grow relationships with clients' Heads of Sustainability/CIOs to understand client needs and priorities and support them on their journey.
Support in delivering key sustainable solutions for clients and ensure product localisation and innovation.
Drive Blackrock Sustainable Investing outreach
Educate our sales teams to be able to confidently represent our approach.
Amplify BlackRock sustainability locally in a scalable and strategic way.
Develop client-friendly sustainable content on key themes
Strengthen the engagement in the German financial ecosystem
Be the expert on regulations, reporting, climate and impact analytics, metrics and products.
Collate competitor intelligence, and client needs on sustainable approaches and cascade back to BSI and BlackRock leadership to inform strategy.
Engage with the local ecosystem such as industry associations and regulators to ensure BlackRock sustainable standards comply with regulation.
15+ years of financial services industry experience, preferably in the German market
Experience with sustainable investing strategies as a long-standing and recognized sustainability investment expert and thought leader
Deep connectivity to, and respect from, local clients, investment and policy making ecosystem around Sustainability
Strategic, analytical and entrepreneurial attitude with proven ability to prioritize and lead multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
The ability to motivate and mobilize large cross-functional teams towards a shared vision
Financial markets experience and broad technical expertise spanning all major asset classes (fixed income, equities, property, hedge funds, private equity and other alternatives)
Excellent communication skills; able to tailor communication style to the audience.
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
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.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.