Vice President, Sustainable Product Strategist

San Francisco, USA
Mar 01, 2021
Mar 18, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role
iShares currently has a range of Sustainable Investing ETFs in the U.S., with approximately $39 billion in assets under management. The Sustainable Investing platform includes broad ESG, Sustainable Thematic and Impact ETFs. The Sustainable Product Strategist will be responsible for helping to build and transform the way investors understand, analyze and implement Sustainable funds within their portfolios. This role will help drive the education and investment insights to significantly expand our distribution efforts, continuing to position us as the clear market leader and a strong partner to our clients.

This role reports to the Head of U.S. iShares Sustainable ETFs and will primarily focus on developing and executing our strategy. This role will partner closely with U.S. Wealth, Institutional (globally), Marketing, Product Innovation, Product and Portfolio Consulting and the BlackRock Sustainable Investing team. Key responsibilities include:
  • Strategy
    • Work with the Head of U.S. iShares Sustainable ETFs to develop the strategy across distribution, product, messaging, marketing and thought leadership.
    • Drive the engagement and alignment across the business with key stakeholders and partners to execute on the strategy
    • Maintain a broad vision of the Sustainable investing landscape in order to identify trends and new opportunities
  • Client engagements
    • Partner with our client facing teams and distribution partners to deliver deep product knowledge and technical expertise on our funds and competitors across all channels, in meetings and presentations
  • Content development:
    • Develop commercial content, tools and other resources to help clients understand the investment case for Sustainable investing, our Sustainable ETFs and portfolio implementation. Partner with members of the team and across the organization.
    • Help create sales enablement resources through the development of analyses, talking points and performance reporting and attribution
  • Education
    • Lead the development of internal educational content and represent the platform for sales trainings
    • Partner with internal teams to produce tools and other resources to enable broader education and integration of ESG metrics within iShares
  • Travel
    • Frequent travel throughout the country and potentially other regions for client engagements including roadshows and conferences ( when deemed safe and appropriate)
      This is a dynamic role in one of the fastest growing ETF categories, with the opportunity to help catalyze sustainable investing and define how investors can implement it in their portfolios.

      Qualifications and experience
  • 7+ years of relevant industry experience. The ideal candidate will have deep client facing experience and product strategy experience
  • BA/BS required; Series 7, 63 preferred
  • CFA, CIMA, CFP a plus
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated track record of driving results and working collaboratively through difficult problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Strategic and analytical thinker with excellent written and quantitative skills, as well as the ability to articulate and communicate complex concepts into simple terms
  • Strong commercial market awareness, client acumen, attention to detail and intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to build relationships within the firm, and to work well across investment teams, sales, product teams and external influencers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Bloomberg, Morningstar Direct, FactSet and ESG data providers/research a plus
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

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