Belfast, United Kingdom

Group Operations Manager - Shared Services

Full-time / part-time
Fourth Floor, Forsyth House, Cromac Square,
United Kingdom

Job description

Reporting to the Director of Business Initiatives, the Group Operations Manager is a critical position supporting Shared Service and group operations. This person is responsible for the relationship and driving key initiatives with our internal customers, IQEQ Regions and Clusters and segments (IQEQ businesses). The role is to oversee the Outsourcing requirements of the Regions, supporting the Regions growth plans and managing these requirements with our Shared Service Centres in Manila and Mauritius. 

Responsibilities include developing strong relationships with the IQEQ Regions and Shared Service, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders to understand their requirements and using this understanding to support design of solutions to ultimately support optimisation of SSC & global operating models. Operations Managers also answer queries and identify new opportunities. In this role, you will liaise with cross-functional internal teams (including Group function such as Business Analysts, Projects, IT, Compliance and HR departments) to improve the entire Client experience. This position may require occasional travel.

Ultimately, a successful Operations Manager should collaborate with the teams to achieve offshoring goals ensuring Regional IQEQ Business satisfied and engaged with our service offering and Service Levels (Time, Cost, and Quality)

Key responsibilities:

  • Operating as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to Regional Cluster / Company requirements for outsourcing services
  • Building and maintaining strong, long-lasting relationships with the Cluster Region and Shared Service delivery Teams
  • Overseeing Regional businesses outsourcing requirements and opportunities, including  contractual agreements and project managing new implementations (working with the support Teams (HR, Finance, IT, Projects etc)
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our outsourcing solutions according to Cluster’s needs and objectives
  • Clearly communicate the progress of monthly/quarterly initiatives to key stakeholders
  • Develop new service line opportunities with  the Regional Cluster and/or identify areas of improvement to meet the SLAs (Time, Cost and Quality)
  • Forecast and track key metrics for the Region  (e.g. costs vs forecasts, hiring vs requirements, Budget vs actual, Operational metrics)
  • Coordinate with Shared Service Centre reports on the status e.g., Contract Review Boards and Group Management Board
  • Collaborate with  Regional sales team to identify and grow opportunities within territory
  • Assist with challenging client requests or issue escalations as needed
  • Gather and identify areas for improvement
  • Support and drive other projects and initiatives that support the optimisation of the SSC and Global operating model


  • Degree holder in Business or any other relevant field or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Financial services experience is essential.
  • Knowledge of Private Equity is desirable 
  • Evidence of strong relationship building & communication skills a key differentiator.
  • Proven work experience as an Account Manager, Key Account Manager or relevant role
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence key stakeholders at all levels of an organization, including executive and C-level
  • Experience delivering client-focused solutions to customer needs in a structured and controlled way.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time, while maintaining sharp attention to detail
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide

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