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Associate, Corporate Strategy and Development



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London, UK
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

About this role

Corporate Strategy and Development, Associate (EMEA)

The Corporate Strategy and Development Group sits at the center of the firm and is responsible for anticipating where our clients and the people they serve are going, and how BlackRock can best deliver on their needs.

  • Our Corporate Strategy team formulates enterprise-level vision and strategy, informs business-level strategies, and drives large multi-functional initiatives for the firm.

  • Our Corporate Development team helps realize enterprise- and business-level strategic priorities inorganically, sourcing, assessing and executing acquisitions, investments, divestitures and partnerships / alliances.

As an Associate on the EMEA team, you would partner closely with both teams, learning from and working alongside seasoned strategy and corporate development professionals and contributing to some of the firm’s highest and most dynamic priorities, including at the regional level.


  • Contribute to the development of enterprise and firm-wide growth strategies

  • Work with senior management and business unit leaders to determine strategic objectives and identify opportunities to meet these goals including (but not limited to); market entry strategies, business prioritization, and assessing strategic investments

  • Support specific strategic initiatives and projects that promote the implementation of the long-term firm strategy

  • Communicate strategic priorities and execution plans across the firm via presentations, meetings, written communications, etc.

  • Evaluate business opportunities globally, including acquisitions, partnerships, and joint ventures

  • Work across the Corporate Strategy and Development and Finance teams to provide periodic updates on business / regional performance and strategy

  • Support senior management in the preparation of strategy offsites and leadership conferences

  • Develop and maintain industry and competitive intelligence

Development Value:

  • Unparalleled exposure to senior leadership of BlackRock at the regional and global level, including opportunity to participate in wider leadership activities

  • Potential development to broader leadership role within Corporate Strategy & Development

  • Proven track record of people migrating from Corporate Strategy & Development into elevated roles within various BlackRock business functions

An ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • A passionate interest in exploring and understanding financial markets and the asset management industry

  • A desire to work in a high-energy environment with a dedicated commitment to excellence

  • An ability to work as a team player, accept substantial individual responsibility, and proactively create value for the team

  • Is a student of the markets; fascinated by how innovative businesses help their clients save and invest their financial futures


  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with strong record of academic achievement

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience, most likely in asset management, investing / private equity, consulting, or investment banking

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinking aptitude

  • Familiarity with financial modeling, financial statement analysis, and/or investing due diligence & company valuation, and/or demonstrated willingness or interest in improving these skills

  • Ability to deliver in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines and multiple demands

  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas, both written and oral, to internal and external audiences across levels of seniority

  • Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization and build strong relationships with team members, managers, and senior executives in multiple locations

  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; 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, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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