Senior Director of Operations

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Job Identification Number: 44

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Category: Financial Services

Qualified candidates, please attach resume when applying.


Our client, a leading asset management firm, is seeking a Senior Director of Operations in their Chicago office. The ideal candidate must have extensive experience managing a large staff and technical knowledge of directly originated loans as well as syndicated loans.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a growing operations department
  • Oversight of loan trade settlement, account reconciliation and preparation of management reports
  • Develop processes and procedures to drive consistency and implement appropriate controls as monitoring and reporting required for operational excellence within a regulated environment
  • Enhance existing processes, ensure internal controls and process and procedures are sound and best practices
  • Ensure the integrity of data associated with critical activities such as settlement of trades, cash reconciliations, portfolio management, reconciliations and query management
  • Oversight of wire processing and cash settlements
  • Ensure the closing process is handled in a timely and accurate manner
  • Oversight of external relationships with trustees, banking operations and software providers


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 10+ years of experience within operations in financial services. Must have extensive experience working with directly originated loans and syndicated loans
  • Strong leader with track record of successfully managing teams
  • Experience with Wall Street Office preferable
  • Ability to successfully navigate a complex infrastructure that involves numerous groups and individuals
  • Drive strategic and tactical plans, including automation and process reengineering initiatives, with an ability to anticipate and overcome barriers