Chief Operating Officer at Venture Capital Firm – Stafflon

Chief Operating Officer at Venture Capital Firm – Stafflon – TDPel Jobs

Stafflon – Our client, Venture Capital / Private Equity firm, is currently recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will oversee the design, enhancement, implementation, reporting, and oversight of the company’s technology, operations, human resources, business development and compliance functions.
  • The COO will pay a critical role in helping to shape and guide the future growth and development of the company.
  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working as a key member of the company’s Management team, the COO will take a leadership role in building, implementing, and overseeing all of the company’s systems, processes, workflows, and procedures.
  • The COO will develop, refine and implement Operations strategy including aspects such as product design and delivery, portfolio quality management, client outreach and communications.

Private Equity:

  • Asset & portfolio allocation.
  • Due diligence.
  • Investment proposal & pitch deck analysis.
  • Deal sourcing & closing.
  • Forecasting and valuation.
  • Enforce a strong internal compliance framework.

Drive Business Direction:

  • To be an integral part and driver of the strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting and decision-making process.
  • Expand opportunities with existing clients, identify and act on referrals.
  • Managing third-party partner and contractor relationships.
  • Managing regulatory requirements and statutory calendars.
  • Driving annual goals and deliverables.
  • Delivering high-level presentations and proposals.
  • Overseeing the company’s asset registry and key corporate documentations.
  • Develop and implement growth strategies, identify new business opportunities and manage marketing efforts.
  • Oversee quality transaction execution and client satisfaction.
  • Enforcement of governance and control standards across the business.

People Management/Leadership:

  • Coordinate with the human resources department to recruit skilled talent and keep the best employees.
  • Mentor and develop staff using supportive and collaborative approach by assigning accountabilities, setting objectives, establishing priorities and monitoring and evaluating results
  • Establish policies that promote company vision which will encourage a culture of excellence, high performance and continuous improvement.
  • Monitor strict adherence to governance and setting high standards of professionalism across business functions.

To successfully deliver the above goals, the right candidate must have:

  • B.Sc. in Finance, Investment Banking, Business Administration or related discipline.
  • M.Sc. / MBA is an added advantage.
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital experience is required.
  • Capital raising experience is required.
  • CFA or other relevant qualification and professional registration will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in Private Equity / Venture Capital business environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of fund administration and fund accounting is critical to this role.
  • Experience in deal sourcing and financial evaluations.
  • Experience in risk management and compliance.
  • Experience in setting up internal systems and structures.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis, business performance and operations metrics
  • Demonstrable competence in innovation, strategic planning and business development
  • Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Results-proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation.
  • Evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement.
  • High level of business acumen including successful P&L management.
  • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Female applicants are strongly advised to apply.

Desired Competency and Skill Requirements:

  • Advisory and Consultancy
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Valuation
  • Governance, Risk and Control
  • Leadership and Management
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • Strategy and Execution
  • Advanced Project Management skills.

Key Relationships:

  • Regulators: Securities and Exchanges Commission, FIRS.
  • Banks.
  • Brokers.
  • Custodians.
  • Auditors.
  • Attorneys.

Application Closing Date
12th August, 2021.

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