Trade Operations Team Manager

Chamberlain Career Management Limited
Daresbury, UK
17 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company

Our client is an independent financial services firm and principal investor group, specialising in supply chain finance, structured trade finance, working capital optimisation, specialty financing, and contract monetisation.

Headquartered in London (with offices in New York, Chicago, Miami, Frankfurt, Bremen, Johannesburg, Sydney, Bundaberg, Singapore and Warrington), the firm was founded in 2011 and is managed by a highly experienced team of fixed income and trade finance specialists with the goal of providing innovative and alternative working capital finance solutions globally.

The company is an active and established investor in supply chain finance assets utilising its own balance sheet as well as that of its subsidiary bank, a regulated German private bank. As well as holding assets, the team actively distributes assets to a wide array of investors including banks and institutional investors, in turn creating a wide range of credit appetite for its deals.

The Role

To direct, motivate and lead the team to deliver a first-class service to clients. To ensure the team are aligned to business goals and behaviours whilst creating a great working environment for them.

  • Lead and develop a team of 5-7 FTE overseeing the day-to-day functions of the Trading Operations team
  • Ensure accurate processing of high value, high-risk transactions both in primary and secondary markets ensuring all transactions are completed within set time scales
  • Prepare financial documentation in line with FCA regulations and liaising with the company's custodian and issuer to ensure timely settlement of securities
  • Escalation to senior management of issues, drive process improvement and mitigating risk management
  • Build and maintain relationships with over 40 external investors/investor funds
  • Manage the cyclical nature of the team's work load ensuring that peak volumes do not affect delivery
  • Manage FX requirements
  • Ensure that processes are managed in a controlled environment, reducing error rates
  • Internal & external stakeholder management
  • Seek opportunities to improve current processes to deliver enhanced performance

Skills and Abilities
  • Proven leadership and people management experience in the Financial Services sector
  • A self-driven team leader with demonstrated ability to proactively drive, manage and grow an operations team
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise requests and workload
  • Strong people management skills including internal and external stakeholder engagement skills
  • Experience of driving improvement
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Thrives in a collaborative team working environment
  • Enjoys working at pace
  • Customer centric mindset with a can-do attitude
  • High degree of personal integrity, honesty and professionalism

What's on offer
  • Competitive basic salary, pension, healthcare and life cover
  • Outstanding performance compensation
  • Casual workplace environment; and
  • Outstanding opportunity for advancement in a rapidly growing global firm

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