BXTI-GCS Business Analyst/Product Manager, Assistant Vice President

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The Blackstone Group LP
Full Time

Job Description

Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $881 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn , Twitter , and Instagram .

Firm Overview:

Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $881 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn , Twitter , and Instagram .

Business Unit:

Blackstone Technology & Innovations

Business Description:

Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTi) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone's businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency, and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies.

BXTi is nimble and entrepreneurial - our open, iterative design processes and rapid pace of development mean that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge.

Job Title:

Global Corporate Services, Product Manager, AVP

Job Description:

Blackstone's Global Corporate Services team provides best-in-class operations and execution capabilities to Blackstone, providing key support functions such as managing office space and construction projects; research and market data; events and dining services; meeting management; and travel services on a global scale.

Within BXTI, we work closely with Global Corporate Services to focus on excellent customer service and creating operational efficiencies through process improvements and system implementations

Our team is responsible for the design, implementation and operational support of the technology backbone that supports Blackstone's Global Corporate Services' applications and platforms.

Serving internal and external clients, we work with cutting-edge yet easy to use platforms to create efficiencies and transparency into Blackstone and our broader community of investors, portfolio companies, etc.

Every member of the team participates throughout the lifecycle of projects and product rollouts. There are no silos or other walls preventing you from learning and growing to meet your career goals. We actively mentor our team to be the people who stand up and challenge the status quo and work together to come up with the best answers.

As a member of the BXTI Global Corporate Services team at Blackstone, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment to create the next generation of innovative solutions for Blackstone and the financial community at large.

As a Product Manager, you will work closely with all stakeholders during the conceptual, design, development, production, and training stages of each project. The Product Manager serves as the "glue" between business owners, clients, quality assurance, and the engineers that build or configure the designs, so you need to be able to discuss, manage, and document your work and facilitate decisions effectively to varied audiences.

Responsibilities:
  • Drive strategic decisions for major initiatives.
  • Collaborating cross-team to build and maintain detailed user personas as a foundation to future technology rollouts.
  • Effectively communicating research findings, conceptual ideas, and design rationale both verbally and visually.
  • Design and specification of technical requirements for high visibility, firmwide technology initiatives using participatory and iterative design techniques including user interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery.
  • Presenting solutions to a technology review board to inform and gain approval from key stakeholders in security, infrastructure, platform engineering, etc. teams.
  • Projects include collaborative software, vendor analysis and third-party solution implementation, software integrations, video/voice conferencing initiatives, mobility strategy.
  • Iterating on designs based on user feedback and technology constraints.
  • Discussing, presenting, and documenting designs and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.
  • Leading the product rollout process by driving decisions, tracking issues, and assisting in time estimation.
  • Bridging cross-functional teams (client working groups, business owners, engineering, QA, etc.) to drive the entire project lifecycle from concept to completion.
  • Establishing team and product level roadmaps to help team define scope, deliverables, schedule, and workstreams.
  • Developing rollout and training plans in partnership with our Training team to create user adoption of new or existing tools to ensure that the business value from those projects is fully realized.
  • Broad stakeholder management including but not limited to project intake, development of ROIs, prioritization, communicating project status updates to relevant stakeholders across BXTI and the business, managing stakeholder expectations, and building product roadmaps that are visible and transparent to stakeholders.


Qualifications:

Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. You will need:
  • Proven outstanding communication (written and verbal), presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • The abilities to work collaboratively with multiple groups in a variety of settings and listen, articulate positions, and advocate designs.
  • Impeccable project management and implementation skills and the ability to drive process changes.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • 5+ years equivalent experience managing technology projects.
  • Demonstrated significant leadership experience as a team lead or similar role in a technology organization; 2+ years of lead experience is preferred.
  • Ability to outline and quantify user requirements, project costs, and end value to make metric-driven decisions.
  • A successful track record of juggling multiple projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Proven experience with product ownership and application knowledge throughout the complete software development life cycle.
  • Proven experience launching and governing projects and programs to ensure the completion of technology projects.
  • Experience working with cloud technologies and moving from on-prem to cloud solutions is preferred.
  • Experience managing internal and external stakeholders and leading project prioritization to drive product vision and roadmap.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully rollout products and drive user adoption.
  • Experience with Agile Project Management methodologies is required.
  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to work through all obstacles to accomplish tasks.
  • A desire to learn and grow as a professional.
  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • A degree in one of the following disciplines: Technology and/or Engineering is preferred.


The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.

The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.

Blackstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other class or status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. All Blackstone employees, including but not limited to recruiting personnel and hiring managers, are required to abide by this policy.

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Company Information

Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $915 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. 

Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTI) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone’s businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies. 
 
BXTI is nimble and entrepreneurial – our open, iterative design processes and rapid pace of development means that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge.

Dice Id : 10213550
Position Id : 20592
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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