Our client is part of a group of policy-focused organisations and think tanks driven by mission and values. They are now entering the next stage of their development and are looking to hire a Managing Director / Chief Commercial Officer in London, to work closely with the CEO to deliver this new and exciting phase of growth.

This organisation is highly committed to integrity, creativity, and the deep trust of their partners and funders. Much of their success comes from a sophisticated, outcome-oriented approach to complex and sensitive projects. They have extensive experience of advising top leaders and organisations across a range of sectors including Political, Defence, Media, Education, Arts, and NGOs.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment to join a company where you will provide management, leadership, and vision to help the organisation meet its objectives. You will play a pivotal role in creating a positive work environment, policies and a company culture that enhances operational efficiency and continues the success of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the daily business and administrative operations and improving operating procedures for optimal efficiency.
  • Establishing policies that improve and promote company vision and culture.
  • Assessing and enhancing the efficiency of internal and external operational processes.
  • Building and nurturing a high-performing team culture focused on accountability, collaboration and excellence.
  • Providing strategic direction and oversight for all operational functions.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Acting as a strategic partner on the leadership team and works closely with the team to ensure they are meeting performance expectations.
  • Demonstrating a willingness to take on new tasks with a general attitude that no task is too small, impossible, or cannot be improved.
  • Working autonomously while ensuring CEO expectations are readily met and exceeded.
  • Fostering a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.
  • Representing the firm with clients, investors, and business partners.

Key Requirements

  • Proven experience in a senior executive role.
  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Strategic planning and business development skills.
  • Great project management skills and an innate ability to problem solve quickly and effectively.
  • The skill and confidence to lead a team of people with experience across a variety of senior and public roles
  • The ability to work effectively in a constantly evolving environment
  • A background in politics, public affairs or international affairs would be an advantage but not essential

The job title and exact responsibilities will be tailored around the right individual as culture fit, team dynamic and an interest in their policy areas are particularly important for this role.

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with our team including a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. You can access our Diversity and Inclusion Policy here.

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