Product Designer-ETF Product Design & Quality Group


BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of firm‘s clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to company.

Job Purpose:

  • The Product Designer will be responsible for the design, delivery, and on-going quality management of fixed income exchange traded products
  • This position is a multi-faceted role, which requires interaction with many key stakeholders, including senior management, Portfolio Management, Capital Markets, Operations teams.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain efficient and robust processes for the initial design and on-going quality management of BlackRock’s US fixed income ETF product offering
  • Articulate the investment case for new products and align internal stakeholders on the merits of providing identified exposure through an exchange traded structure
  • Develop feasibility assessment that articulates target portfolio formation in relation to regulatory requirements and performance expectations
  • Work closely with portfolio managers and sales to design and develop products to be optimally positioned for commercial success
  • Drive iShares fixed income products in the US to higher standards of quality and introduce design innovations to address challenging problems and build scale into company’s ETF platform
  • Engage relevant parties, assess, and drive decisions related to investment process design, operating model design, and business, operational and investment risks
  • Develop strong partnerships with various internal groups such as Portfolio Management, Capital Markets, Risk and Quantitative Analysis (RQA), Legal, Compliance, Tax, and Fund Administration
  • Work closely with implementation team to execute strategic product priorities driven by senior BlackRock ETF business leaders
  • Develop and maintain relationships with colleagues across the global ETF and Product organizations to foster collaboration and draw competitive advantage from BlackRock’s global footprint.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in financial services with experience in fixed income markets, product development, portfolio management, risk management, and/or product strategy
  • BA/BS in finance, economics or other related field; MBA, MFE and/or CFA charterholder a plus
  • Experience with ETFs, or in financial product development/structuring/management is desirable
  • An understanding of fixed income, and/or other securities, commodities, or foreign exchange markets, portfolio construction, and trading
  • Proven experience in managing projects throughout the stages of the development lifecycle, and ability to understand and manage dependencies appropriately.

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