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Director Business/Finance Transformation

London Property Personnel
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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My client, a multinational maritime/shipping group, is seeking a Change & Business Transformation director with a strong understanding of effective corporate governance. This is a "hands on" role where the successful individual will be expected to roll up their sleeves and implement changes across the organisation, with support from individual department heads.

Job Overview
  • Reporting to the MD;
  • London based but with possible need to travel, from time to time, to our offices in Europe, Africa and Asia;
  • Bringing about 'good' and effective governance across the Group;
  • IT and business process improvement, aimed at performance improvement;

Main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Own, develop and strengthen the Group's processes/systems/controls;
  • Identify gaps and weaknesses across the business' processes and develop effective and practical solutions;
  • Working across teams/departments to carry out role as well as to monitor implementation of improvements;
  • In some cases, defining business risk in order to prioritise areas for improvement;
  • Promote innovation and new ideas to drive efficiency in internal controls to support changes in the Group's operations/commercial endeavours;
  • Lead and project manage IT transformation, including IT integration assignments;
  • Develop and prepare work/progress trackers reports for the MD; and
  • Coordinate with and provide support to the external service providers where appropriate.

  • Track record at business and IT transformation and evidenced ability to review, assess and judge the appropriateness of systems/processes;
  • Experienced in understanding 'good' corporate governance;
  • Prior Finance Transformation experience desirable but not essential
  • Professional 'self-starter' who has the authority to challenge stubborn department heads;
  • Diligent with an attention to detail;
  • Enquiring mind;
  • Ability to assimilate and understand a new sector in the shipping industry;
  • Analytical - quantitative and qualitative;
  • Exceptional managerial and interpersonal skills;
  • Punctual, time-managed, organised and structured in approach;
  • Flexibility to juggle multiple assignments and focussed on outcomes/results/executing change;
  • Excellent written and oral communicator;
  • Capability to influence at Executive, Non-Executive level and external service providers;
  • Commercial thinking including an ability to compute cost/benefit analyses;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
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