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RFP Writer, Client Business, Associate/Analyst, Japan

BlackRock, Inc. Tokyo, Japan
Posted 1 month ago Permanent Competitive
RFP Writer, Client Business, Associate/Analyst, Japan
About this role

Business Unit Overview:

BlackRock's Client Business (CB) serves asset owner business ( Public and Corporate pension , Financial Institutions etc ) , distribution business and third-party business. The Global Consultant Relations Team (GCR) is part of CB at BlackRock. Japan GCR team is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with Japanese clients and consultants across all asset classes as well as driving new business through RFPs and databases.

The RFP function within GCR is uniquely positioned within BlackRock and with RFPs often being the first official engagement that the client has with BlackRock, the team is at the hub of the sales process, pro-actively engaging with investments, client relations and operational teams throughout the RFP process.

As well as playing an important role in winning new business, the team also provides valuable support to maintain the existing clients and consultants through updating and refreshing DDQ and any client / consultant requests for information on our products (including data maintenance).

Working closely with both investment teams and client relationship team , the team presents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the business and to gain a wealth of knowledge about industry and products and BlackRock.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead creating RFPs and refreshing DDQs mainly for Japanese clients
  • Contribute to continual population and development of the proposals database, tailoring and improving content on an ongoing basis.
  • Work on a wide range of products including alternatives including HF to illiquid products, equity, fixed income, multi-asset and solutions
  • Create partnerships with sales and product teams to develop a full understanding of their needs and build winning relationships
  • Support the relationship managers by engaging and owning consultant queries as required
  • Ensure processes, quality and service standards are adhered
  • Be familiar with internal systems and processes

Skills/Experience:
  • The ideal candidate will be a degree qualified individual with at least 2-5 years financial services experience ideally within the asset management industry or financial industry.
  • Excellent Teamwork mind-set and thoughtful communication skills
  • Considerate of colleagues. Ability to build internal network
  • Ability to Lead by example - high ethical standards and strong work ethic
  • Acts with integrity and with the desire to do the right thing for clients
  • Attention to detail with analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines
  • Willing to learn and an enthusiastic "can do" attitude
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both Japanese and English ( Business Level)
  • Collaborative writing, critical reading, and editing skills
  • CMA or CFA preferred
  • Microsoft Excel / Word and PowerPoint
  • If interested in building relationships with consultants ( or clients ) as part of long-term career development, might be welcomed.

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.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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 @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, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.
Job ID  R243171
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