Associate, RFP / Data Support




London, United Kingdom


Position summary


About this role

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients.  At June 30, 2023, BlackRock’s AUM was $https://9.4 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, ETF’s, and other pooled investment vehicles.  BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through _BlackRock Solutions_®.  As of June 30 2023, the firm had approximately 19,300 employees in 38 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: | LinkedIn:

Business Unit Overview:

The iShares & Wealth RFP Team (“RFP”) plays a vital role in the effort to win new business for BlackRock’s iShares  & Wealth businesses and liaises closely with colleagues across sales groups and portfolio management teams to deliver high quality, consistent and cohesive quantitative and qualitative information to prospective and existing clients. It also supports APAC and LATAM with their EMEA based pooled fund RFP’s and annual DDQ’s.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a motivated professional to join the iShares & Wealth RFP team. Based in London, this role will support iSW and iShares product ranges and work in close collaboration with internal stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for writing and providing Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQ’s) upon request and coordinating the completion of new business Requests for Proposal (RFP’s). They will work closely with investment teams, sales teams, Legal and Compliance, and other stakeholders  across business operations across BlackRocks. Part of the role will also involve updating and managing the teams RFP Database RFPio.

This role presents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to different areas of the business and gain a wealth of knowledge about the workings of BlackRock, its position in the market and the products we manage.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the completion of new business RFPs and DDQs in a professional, accurate and timely manner
  • Own client queries and drive them through to resolution, ensuring a variety of client queries are handled with due care and attention and responded to appropriately, within agreed timeframes
  • Provide content and update our RFP database RFPio.
  • Primary point of contact for sales teams and sales support teams who have requested RFP’s and DDQ’s for their clients
  • Collaborate closely with the wider team in Budapest and other RFP teams across the business to ensure consistent and high quality responses and that all client deadlines are met  
  • Ensure continuous improvement of team processes and drive innovative use of resources. Take responsibility for contributing to the maintenance and audit of the core resource.
  • Contribute to continual population and development of the proposals database, refreshing and improving answers on an ongoing basis

Experience & skills:

  • BA or BS degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience processing and writing RFP and DDQ within a retail or institutional environment required
  • Demonstration of good investment knowledge across key asset classes
  • Exhibits a client-focused attitude and be dedicated to offering the highest level of client service
  • Proactive team-player who understands that a highly organized team can drive better performance
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Drive and determination, with a willingness to learn and innovate
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance or supervision
  • Demonstrates an aptitude for problem solving and shows willingness to go the extra mile for clients
  • Possesses strong organisational and analytical skills, with good attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and control priorities to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge in Microsoft software such as Outlook, Word, 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:

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.

Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 64% say the CEO supports gender diversity

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  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.

  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program

  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities