Director, Chief of Staff's Office

Leading Global Private Equity Firm - Strategy Consulting Background Sought

Ref: FV51349

Type
Permanent
Location
London - West End
Salary/rate
Competitive Six Figure Basic + Bonus + Benefits

This newly-defined role sits within the headquarters of a major global private equity firm. We are looking for a distinctive individual from a strategy consulting background, who brings together strategic thinking, business acumen and programme/project management capabilities.

Description

Managing a small team and working at the highest levels across the entire firm, you will lead three key functions:

  • external and internal communications and engagement: supporting the firm's positioning for deal-making and helping to shape external perception; designing and executing an internal communications plan and supporting the business strategy and people agenda
  • data, analysis and knowledge: facilitating the collection of deal, market, portfolio and team related information; analysing and developing insights and working alongside the global research team
  • programme and project management: providing leadership for various internal programmes and projects

Skills

We are looking for a strong performer from a major global strategy consulting firm, with great interpersonal skills and the ability to connect and influence others in a fast-paced and intellectually demanding environment.

You are likely to have first-class academics from leading institutions, quite possibly including an MBA. The role is most likely to appeal to someone at (plus or minus) Engagement Manager/Consultant/Case Team Leader/Project Leader level. Written and spoken English must be perfect and additional European languages are advantageous, but by no means essential.

While some exposure to transactions and/or private equity investing is useful, our requirements are really focussed on a track record of successful project and programme management, your ability to shift between conceptual thinking and implementation and your ability to deliver impact through communication. Needless to say, since the role operates at the very heart of the firm, your ability to lead, influence and communicate at all levels is crucial. Finally, this is a hands-on role, requiring a can-do attitude.

The insights gained in this role will be exceptional and the longer-term prospects reflect this.

To apply to this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively email your CV to Flora Vivian: fvivian@walkerhamill.com, quoting the reference FV51349.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. If you have not heard back from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been the leading recruiter in the UK and European private equity space for 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth and venture capital investors, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles, secondaries funds and fund of funds. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see: www.walkerhamill.com.

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