BlackRock Executive Search Consultant, Vice President in New York, New York

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), 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 December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 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:


Vice President, Executive Search Consultant

Business Unit Overview:

The BlackRock Executive Search Team (BEST) is a high performing global team that support Managing Director and strategic Director hiring across the BlackRock franchise. Since 2012, we have completed hundreds of assignments across all of BlackRock’s business units and have outperformed or equaled our retained providers on nearly all of our other KPI’s (diversity, time-to-hire, etc.) while saving the firm in excess of $34mm in retained search fee’s.


The Executive Search Consultant will be responsible for independently leading a high-touch and world-class end-to-end executive recruitment and search process for all Director & Managing Director level searches.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manageand oversee a high-touch cradle-to-grave recruiting process that includesresearch, sourcing, assessment, offer negotiation, closing and onboardingoversight

  • Meetor exceed hiring and cost avoidance goals while proactively building a diversepipeline of top talent

  • Sourcingqualified candidates for open roles and maintaining a pipeline via marketmapping, conducting research and leveraging additional recruiting tools

  • Heavy emphasis on creative direct sourcing of external talent

  • Managing search firm relationships/leveraging agency expertise(albeit very limited)

  • Providing consultative support to senior business and HRstakeholders, sharing relevant market insights and competitive intelligence

  • Capture and report on key metrics that show results, trends andopportunities in key talent markets and supported business

  • Partneringwith the HR Executives & Talent Management to support critical successionplanning needs

  • Meetnew/recent hires to leverage referrals and competitor intelligence

  • Responsiblefor timely production and delivery of search progress reports to internalclients

  • Regular update meetings and frequent communication throughout therecruitment process

  • Share manager/stakeholder feedback and appropriately dispositionall candidate

  • EnsureCRM database is updated to reflect all contact with target candidates.


  • 12 years (or commensurate track record)of executive level recruiting and research experience

  • Majority of experience should be spentworking within a fast past financial services or reputable executive searchfirm

  • Experience recruiting for buy-side sales/distributionand investment executives is stronglypreferred

  • Proven success with direct sourcing;ability to utilize research resources, networks and cold-calling to delivercandidates

  • Communicates with a level of gravitasand sophistication to collaborate with, and influence senior-level candidates,hiring managers and HR colleagues

  • Track record of effectively negotiatingand closing senior-level hires; including complex compensation and offer terms

  • Strong relationship skills with theability to build partnerships with clients, HR colleagues and vendors

  • Must be a self-starter who can workindependently in a dynamic environment of change, challenge, sensitivedeadlines and competing priorities

  • Strong project management with ability tomanage complex assignments and multiple searches while delivering a highlevel of customer service

  • Commercial and entrepreneurial self-starter

  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills,including strong influencing, negotiation and presentation skills.

  • Undergraduate degree required

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, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

Job Function: Human Resources

Organization: HR-Talent Acquisition

Title: Executive Search Consultant, Vice President

Primary Location: Americas-United States-New York

Requisition ID: 172788

Job Posting: Sep 15, 2017, 11:00:00 PM