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Aladdin Business, Business Consultant, Vice President

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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About this role

As a Business Consultant you will be part of Aladdin eFront EMEA business and work on deploying our industry-leading private markets technology solutions.

Business Consultants have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients ranging across several asset classes, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, private debt, and venture capital, advising clients on system standard processes and workflows around fundraising, deal pipeline management, fund management, portfolio management, investment monitoring, as well as producing related financial statements and regulatory reporting.

Business Consultants are encouraged to be organized and efficient, simultaneously managing multiple client assignments, assuming responsibility and accountability for delivering entire components of a project.

  • Leading workshops with clients, providing training on our out-of-the-box solutions, advising clients on industry standard solutions, acting as eFront Product expert.
  • Analyzing and detailing our clients' investment structures, current business processes and reporting needs.
  • Analyzing clients' business requirements and performing a gap analysis versus our standard methodology solutions, challenging clients on their existing business processes and requirements, where appropriate.
  • Working in conjunction with our Implementation Consultant team, crafting, implementing, testing solutions to meet client business requirements.
  • Working alongside Project Managers, managing day-to-day client relationships on projects, providing effort estimates and supporting project planning and task allocation.
  • Providing ongoing client advisory and support during the implementation, including solving data migration/reconciliation issues and UAT.
  • Collaborating with teammates from across the EMEA Implementation group, contributing to knowledge sharing and helping to build an inclusive and encouraging environment.
  • Partnering closely with our Product team to communicate new requirements and trends you're seeing with our clients to help craft product innovation.
If you see yourself doing these activities, you probably have:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from recognized university (finance background).
  • Prior experience as Business Consultant in technology, ideally with exposure to Private Markets or broader financial industry.
  • Minimum 3-5 years related experience.
  • Hands-on packaged software implementation experience.
  • Technical skills/background is a plus, curiosity for technical aspects is a must.
  • Outstanding analytical competence, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.
  • Superb communication, interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Preferred but not required: CFA or CAIA qualification (or similar)
  • Long term - Ability to travel.

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:

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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About Us

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. We serve pension plans providing for nurses, teachers, firefighters, law enforcement and other public and private sector workers, individual investors investing for their own retirement, and institutions such as governments, foundations and insurance companies. Clients turn to BlackRock for the innovative solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. We are passionate about helping those we serve build a strong financial future, so we seek out a diverse range of perspectives and talents to solve their most complex challenges.

While our firm has offices across more than 30 countries, we operate as "One BlackRock:” our people thrive on collaboration, mutual trust and respect, and we inspire each other to collectively raise our game. BlackRock is dedicated to its principles, which include a culture of equity and inclusion, where employees can bring their full selves to every conversation, every day.

Our employee networks

Our global networks are dynamic communities built on shared experiences, intersectionality and allyship. They are culture carriers for the firm, offering employees and allies the opportunity to enhance and shape the inclusive culture to which we aspire. Employee networks are sponsored by senior leaders and are proudly designed by employees, for employees.

The Ability & Allies Network (ABN) provides a sense of community, advocacy, resources and support for all types of disability-related issues within the firm.


2022 Disability:IN Disability Equality Index

BlackRock was recognised as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after scoring 100% on the Disability Equality Index. The index is a joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN. that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality.

Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2022 – US & UK

This recognition is a result of the feedback provided by current and former colleagues about their experiences working at BlackRock. Ranking #72 in the US and #12 in the UK.

#1 Capital Markets Industry 2023

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