Job description:

Core-Asset Consulting's client, a global asset management business in Edinburgh is looking for a Director to lead their Trade Operations function on a permanent basis.

You will be responsible for the global implementation of the Trade Operations strategy and oversight of operational processes within the business.

In addition to senior management responsibilities this role will involve specific responsibilities around strategic counterparty relationships, operating metrics, oversight of technology enhancements and resulting action plans as defined by the Trade Operations management team.

We are actively seeking applications from professionals with significant experience in managing and leading Investment Operations or middle office teams in a global or cross regional capacity and a strong understanding change management.

You will be required to have excellent relationship management and communication skills together with a proven ability to influence others, with our without technical knowledge.

Core responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate with counterparty senior relationship management team

  • Ensure counterparty alignment with the company's global operations footprint and process

  • Participate in the design of Trade Operations strategy and implement

  • Drive the delivery of the Trade Operations strategic initiatives with counterparties and internal parties

  • Participate in regional and global initiatives

  • Ensure appropriate statistics are development and distributed to monitor the performance counterparties

  • Lead counterparty strategic meetings

  • Communicate with global team managers and facilitate the global team structure.

  • Contribute to senior management meetings and the overall strategic direction of the investment operations function.

  • Ensure robust Business Continuity Plans are in place and kept up to date as part of strategic implementations

  • Ensure Trade Operations operate to the highest standards of risk mitigation

  • Continue to develop automation and efficiency initiatives to provide a scalable platform

  • Keep pace with industry initiatives and ensure organisational developments are in line

Core skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others, with or without technical knowledge

  • Risk aware and responsive

  • Strong relationship management skills

  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills

Core requirements:

  • Significant experience in managing and leading Investment Operations or middle office teams in a global or cross regional capacity

  • Preferably a qualified to degree level with finance related professional qualifications, e.g.

    CFA, IMC, IOC, etc.

  • Change management experience, e.g.

    implementing complex regulatory requirements and large functional or platform migrations

  • Experience of working in a client facing environment would be desirable

  • Demonstrate strong technical knowledge of investment products and markets

  • Demonstrable experience developing and leading high performing teams

Job reference: 8963

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Core-Asset Consulting offers specialist recruitment services to the investment management, financial services and accounting & finance markets across Scotland.

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