This leading legal firm is seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to form a pivotal role in their leadership team. This position will report into the Managing Partner on the day to day operations and the strategic execution of strategy. This role coordinates and collaborates with the firm's business heads to handle operational matters relating to, but not limited to, clients, finance, IT, HR, governance, integrity, quality, compliance, facilities, premises and reporting across the business.
Day to day responsibilities include:
Reporting to and working closely with the Managing Partner, Board Partners and existing Management Board to develop and deliver the strategic vision.
Developing processes and infrastructure, translating strategies into action helping the business innovate and grow.
Responsibility for overhead efficiencies and overhead savings.
Acting internal leader of the organisation delivering measurable, cost effective results.
Accountability for the budget planning process, in partnership with the CFO and heavily influences the priorities in conjunction with the Managing Partner, prioritising areas where biggest return on investment can be achieved
Leading the operational management of the business
Skills and experience:
A proven track record of working in a COO role, ideally within a professional services business, but other backgrounds will be considered
You will be a highly entrepreneurial and strategically minded.
Excellent client relationship skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confidently presenting complex information to senior leaders.
High level of professionalism and integrity.
A finisher with a flexible and adaptive approach; someone who can facilitate change, growth and development.
Proven track record of success, facilitating progressive organisational change and development within a growing organisation.
Superior management skills, with the ability to influence and engage with direct and indirect reports and peers.