J3038 - European Operations Manager - UK, Gtr London / Surrey (Hybrid) - Asset Finance

Job title: J3038 - European Operations Manager - UK, Gtr London / Surrey (Hybrid) - Asset Finance
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Surrey
Function: Operations,
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits
Reference: J3038
Contact email: careers@newleafsearch.com
Contact phone: 0203 740 7222
Job Published: August 09, 2022
Remote WorkingHybrid

Job description

​​​​​​​​​​J3038 - Our client is seeking an European Operations Manager to assume responsibility for their new business operation for existing finance programmes. You will manage and develop your specialist team as well as focus on designing solutions from an operational perspective to develop programme opportunities in the UK and wider Europe. Excellent salary, bonus and benefits. Location: UK, Gtr London/Surrey (Hybrid).


  • Understand the technicalities and legalities of the full financial solutions product range and methods of operation.

  • Instigate processes, procedures and controls to ensure new business entered into is correctly and fully documented, and all relevant data is then accurately processed onto the systems.

  • As a subject matter expert, advise and support Sales and New Business with any documentation issues or deal structure queries.

  • Take ownership of finding solutions that help secure business and meet customer expectations.

  • Actively promote and adhere to corporate governance regimes and ensure effective processes and working environments are in place to manage and minimise operational risk.

  • Build a team of experts within Operations that recognize the wider commercial and financial implications of the operating activities performed.

  • As process and system experts, ensure the team promptly address accounting reconciliation issues related to new business operations and minimise any impact on customers / partners.

  • Formulate and embed appropriate MI and KPI's, allowing the job-holder and Head of Operations to make balanced business judgements and decisions to design remedial or improvements to specific activities.

  • Make and contribute to appropriate risk led decisions on overall policy and the acceptability of documentation and pay-outs based on experience and knowledge avoiding direct financial losses as a result.

  • Responsible for the activation and second authorization agreements and invoices within delegated authority limits, releasing correct funds to suppliers within agreed SLA's. Deal with any queries quickly and effectively using the most efficient methods.


  • An inspirational leader who has lead a team of operations experts to success.

  • Experience in the asset finance industry is essential to be able to understand the complexities of financial products and deals.

  • A champion in customer experience.

We strongly favour applicants with proven relevant experience in Financial Services; particularly in Asset Finance and Leasing.

Applicants will only be considered with relevant in-country experience.

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