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Head of Operations

Ref: 9217660

  • Highly Competitive
  • 06 Jun 2019
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

Brightwater Executive has an opportunity with a leading fund manager for a key Head of Operations job. A critical and strategic leader needed to ensure operational efficiency, automations and technology improvements are embedded to future proof and support the strategic growth and scaling of AUM for this firm. Reporting into the senior director, you will be part of the Fund’s Portfolio Management Committee. This Head of Operations role has a highly competitive package.

Key responsibilities:

• Design, drive and execute significant long-term initiatives and change programmes for effective delivery of day-to-day requirements. • Lead a small team of subject matter experts. • Ensure cross functional team cohesiveness across finance, technology, legal and strategy communications • Ensure strong governance and oversight of third party service providers • Lead and oversee all the funds operational policies, mandate guidelines and long term goals. • Working closely with the Group COO, be key sponsor against design and delivery of an integrated and high quality data infrastructure to ensure current and future needs of this Fund Manager is met. • Ensure all budgets, costing and investments operations are running effectively and efficiently • Management of delivery of key strategic technology change programmes (portfolio management system and CRM systems), • Ensure smooth operational oversight - audit, compliance, procedures, risk register, production of investment communications. • Lead and inspire team to deliver team goals and objectives and facilitate each individuals development to their full potential. • Be an pro-active member of the senior leadership team. • Develop a strategy and drive delivery for best in class scalable investment activities

The ideal candidate profile:

• 10 –15 year’s senior experience leading business activities across the areas of finance, technology and operations. • Ability to lead the design and delivery of enterprise wide process, systems and data improvements and automation initiatives. • Formal qualifications in one or more of accounting, technology and business management. • Broad experience in one of more of the following financial sectors: investment management, private equity, corporate lending, corporate finance. • Substantial data management capabilities (technology and processes). • Managed operational activities delivering high quality outputs and process improvements throughout. • The ability to analyse, critique, and improve multiple complex processes, structures and systems, and to think laterally and develop imaginative designs and solutions. • Strong project management skills and experience. • Solid and influencing team leadership skills, building of culture, values and performance. • High quality and accurate communications skills. For more information and a confidential discussion on this Head of Operations Job, please contact Estelle Davis at Brighwater Executive on 01 662 1000 or email