Chief of Staff

Role:

Chief of Staff

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    London
  • Salary
    £85000.00 — £150000
    Per annum + Shares
  • Industry:
    Accountancy
  • Doing what:

    Chief of Staff

    The company

    Harmonic Group's exclusive client are a leading light within the UK services industry. Growing at over 35% pa, the business presently generates net revenues of over £35 million, with ambitious growth targets for the coming financial years.
    Providing services from a 22-strong global office network, they have engaged with Harmonic to expand (their already hugely talented) senior management team.

    The role

    A new role within the business, the Chief of Staff will act as right-hand person to the CEO. Based from the HQ in London (West End), your core purpose will be to ensure effective communication, delivery and implementation of the company strategy across the globe and across teams with different national and professional cultures. Some projects may involve leaders from around the world and from very different disciplines ranging from operational 'high touch' service delivery to software development or from marketing to compliance.
    Team objectives and deliverables are presently aligned to the company vision and mission via the use of an innovative critical thinking and strategic framework. This has produced a collaborative yet entrepreneurial culture which has been the bedrock of the company's success. As headcount continues to grow rapidly across multiple countries, time zones and departments, you will focus upon ensuring that this strategic and cultural alignment flourishes rather than dilutes with scale.

    As Chief of Staff you will be a superb cross-departmental problem solver and organiser. You will have a passion for accountability, process, and the ability to think laterally and to identify project and department inconsistencies that need solving to ensure great decision making. While creativity is welcomed within the business, your personal focus will be upon implementation rather than strategic analysis. The role would subsequently suit an individual who has experience of working with senior stakeholders to ensure the delivery of organisational change and/or communications in a fast-growth multi-national business. Applicants who have prior experience within Management Consultancy, Business Change, Operations or Communications will therefore be particularly welcome.

    While remuneration is generous at all levels, this is linked to colleagues demonstrating long-term delivery and impact. They are rightly proud of having market-leading staff retention at all levels in the business, which has been established via a recruitment policy that targets individuals motivated chiefly by personal and professional development, a positive values-driven working culture and by having tangible impact upon the business's exceptional ongoing expansion. As Chief of Staff you will be a vocal ambassador and role model for this approach.
    Due to the nature of the duties and the level of interaction with senior colleagues, you must be highly-motivated and detail-oriented. Decision-making processes are collaborative, with open and honest communication sitting alongside the ability to self-evaluate being the most valued professional behaviours. As Chief of Staff you must therefore be able to deliver within a working environment that requires independence, maturity and confidence.

    What you need (Essential)

    * Successful track record of supporting the communication, delivery and execution of a business strategy within a successful, high-growth, complex organisation.
    * Ability to organise and to motivate diverse international and cross-departmental teams.
    * Proven experience of co-ordinating and delivering communications across multiple international locations.
    * Passion for efficient processes and the delivery of consistent 'best practice'.
    * Highly-motivated with strong academic background.
    * Ability to articulate complex concepts in simple, concise language. And to summarise these in flawless prose.
    * First-rate emotional intelligence and the ability to adapt your communication style to a diverse audience where required.

    What we'd like to see (Non-essential)

    * Fluency in any major world languages would be welcome but not necessary.
    * Willingness to travel globally several times a year.

    Salary:
    80-150k (depending upon experience. Note the client are open to backing potential over experience, but wish to consider a range of experience) + Shares + Bens

    Location

    London (plus occasional international travel)

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