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BlackRock Exchange Relations Team Associate - ATL in Atlanta, Georgia


About this role

Team Overview

Index and Data Solutions (IDS) provides relationship management, operations management and vendor risk management for all index and market data services in use by the firm. The mission of IDS is to deliver the industry expertise, strategic partnership and timely execution of index and market data solutions that are essential to BlackRock's growth. The team is divided into three key areas:

The Relationship Management team is responsible for engaging with key internal partners to ensure consistent alignment with business strategy so that we can provide the best index and market data solutions while optimizing costs and average time to market for new product offerings. The team is also responsible developing relationships with key market data and index vendors to track new service offerings, market trends and extract the greatest value from existing contracts and relationships.

The Operations Management team handles requests for new or changed access to services, chargeback reporting, contract administration, market data invoice processing and general inquiry handling for index and market data services.

The Vendor Risk Management function ensures that initial due diligence is performed for all new vendors and that ongoing performance management is performed regularly to limit risk to the firm while ensuring the satisfactory delivery of service by our providers.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Partnering with Legal & Compliance on reviewing/negotiating data agreements to attain preferred business terms for use of data

  • Building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with internal teams to support firmwide initiatives

  • Interpreting and clearly presenting contract requirements to business partners across various backgrounds to achieve operational efficiency and mitigate risk

  • Supporting coordination and responding to exchange and data provider audits

  • Staying up to date on regulatory trends impacting BlackRock and communicating trends to business partners


  • 3-4 years proven ability in reviewing and/or negotiating contracts

  • Highly organized with a high level of attention to detail

  • A self-starter with the ability multi-task and prioritize deadlines optimally;

  • Strong collaborator who can work cross-functionally;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Proficient in MS 365 applications;

  • An excellent teammate and relationship builder

  • Knowledge of the market data industry and/or data use policies preferred but not required

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

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.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.