Chief Operating Officer / COO - Insurance, Life Insurance / Protection, FinTech. Contract/Interim, 6 Months+, London, £800 - £1000 p/day
Global Insurance / FinTech Company currently seeks an interim Chief Operating Officer / COO on a rolling contract basis to play a key role within the senior management/executive team. You will focus on oversight of the business from a strategic, line management, client delivery and operational perspective.
The Chief Operating Officer / COO will work closely with the CEO and sit on the executive management team overseeing operations in the UK, Asia and Australian businesses. You will be responsible for shaping and defining business strategy and overseeing the implementation of the Insurance services provided by this Fintech company to support overall growth plans. This will involve senior level line management of departmental managers, definition of recruitment and resource strategy, project delivery/management (senior level, strategic), over sight of client relations from a senior level perspective as well as management of high level compliance requirements.
As this is a Fintech company operating within the Insurance, specifically life insurance, markets on a global basis you will be required to utilise your knowledge of the Life Insurance business as well as your experience gained in technical environments (ideally within a mix of infrastructure and software development capacities) involving the delivery of platforms and solutions within the Agile methodology. Whilst you will not directly manage IT projects you will have an ability to manage IT departments and oversee major IT implementation and change within the Infrastructure, Cloud/DevOps environments (AWS) as well as the Software Application Development arena, potentially having worked with Java based apps at some point in your career. This is a senior executive role with a strategic remit across a global business; technical input will be from this perspective.
We are searching for a Chief Operating Officer / COO who has been working within the Insurance sector with significant involvement with technical / IT environments which will have incorporated both infrastructure and software/web application development responsibility at a senior executive / strategic level. You may have been working for either an Underwriter, Broker or Fintech / IT Consultancy operating within the Insurance sector. You may have worked in one of these environments as a Head of IT, IT Operations Director, Senior Programme Manager or similar and possess experience delivering strategic services across operational, client services, IT project and programme management and compliance departments. Ideally you will have worked in an interim capacity previously and be able to demonstrate effective delivery within a short-medium term period. Excellent organisational, management and communication skills pre-requisite. Degree level education preferred but non-essential.
Very stable environment, excellent opportunity for ongoing contract engagement and the ability to influence the direction of the organisation on a global basis. Weekly invoice processing available.