Chief Operating Officer

Based Jersey with regular international travel

This position is at one of the world’s top offshore law firms who have offices in multiple key financial centres and are a top tier, fascinating organisation that never stands still

Reporting to the Group Managing Partner and the Board, attending all Board meetings this crucial hire:

  • Takes responsibility for the operational effectiveness of the organisation and the implementation of its strategy
  • Manages a team of functional Directors to deliver first class business services support to all offices along with the delivery of annual management processes
  • Designs, manages and delivers key projects including new office start-ups, merger evaluation and implementation, team acquisitions and bolt-ons.
  • Attends and plays an important role at Key Management Forums – Partnership Meetings, Board Meetings, Risk Committee Meetings and Information Security Management Forum’s

Suitable candidates will have:

  • Experience at a senior level in a sizable international professional services organisation and experience of a partnership environment - preferably legal
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, innovation and change management were at the forefront of previous roles held
  • Experience in the management of substantial growth initiatives (e.g. preferably mergers and green field start ups).
  • Operated to board level and have demonstrable leadership qualities together with the tenacity and hands on approach necessary to succeed in a partnership, with an appreciation of the nuances and subtleties of that environment
  • A mature, influential disposition – able to demonstrate significant impact through previous COO or equivalent roles, on business partnering relationships with senior management and the Board
  • Strong cultural awareness in the international context

Jersey is widely regarded as a lovely place to live and work and people Totum know who have relocated to the island, are positive about the lifestyle they and their families have built - climate, scenery, short journey time to work and the attractive tax rates.

Totum are handling this position on behalf of our client who would offer some relocation assistance and have done so in previous hires.

Job Details

Job Ref: 894597
Hours: Full Time
Location: Offshore
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Attractive


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