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Chief Operating Officer
- market leading law firm
- mid-size firm with significant expansion plans
- superb opportunity for a functional head to move into a management role
Our client is an internationally recognised law firm and market leader in their areas of expertise. With a strong presence in HK, Singapore and in China, they consistently win awards for being the best in their field. Due to continual demand, they have been steadily growing over the years and as a result are looking to put in place a stronger corporate support infrastructure with a high calibre COO.
Reporting directly to the Managing Partner and supporting the executive team of Partners, you will be responsible for managing all areas of the corporate support functions. You will provide leadership and guidance to areas of accounting and finance, HR, business development and marketing, IT and administration, including managing the team of paralegals and legal secretaries. You will work strategically with the Partners to understand their business, devise an appropriate strategy for growth, identify opportunities for expansion and ultimately greater profitability. You will also help strengthen their brand, identify and help negotiate strategic alliances or commercial partnerships and bring greater depth of work to the firm. You will look at internal resources and work with the business to improve operational efficiencies and ensure the right structure is in place to support their expansion plan.
Suitable candidates should have a strong background of working in law firms, appreciate how to influence effectively and drive improvements. You will have proven experience of leading change and working with the functional teams to improve systems and processes. You will also demonstrate a passion for working in mid-sized firms and be comfortable in rolling up your sleeves and working collaboratively to make a difference. Strong communication skills and fluency in English is essential as is an ability to work in a self-sufficient and independent manner.
This is a superb opportunity for a progressive incumbent currently in a functional head role to transition into a COO position. Our client offers a professional and well regarded platform for an executive to develop their skills into a management capacity. A competitive package commensurate with the role will be offered to the successful candidate.