Head of Trading

Location London, UK
Job Type Permanent
Salary Attractive
Reference 30131

Exciting opportunity to lead all teams across the Trading function to deliver best in class trading, customer analysis, risk management processes and capabilities, in order to provide a market leading B2B trading service.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop and instil best practice within the Trading team in pricing, trading, customer analysis and risk management.
  • Provide leadership to the trading team, identify and action any content, tasks or processes that do not align with trading best practice
  • Lead and develop the trading team to optimum performance through recruitment and professional implementation of performance management best practice.
  • Drive operational efficacy through continual evaluation of Trading processes and performance.
  • Mentor and coach the Trading Managers to ensure high standards are met in trading and performance management across the department, with a focus on continual improvement.
  • Ensure the Trading function operates efficiently and astutely with the departments output closely aligned to the strategic and commercial priorities
  • Identify opportunities and inefficiencies within trading operations and our products, ensuring they are owned and managed effectively until a resolution is found.
  • Understand and evaluate competitors in the market to understand and improve the product offering in order to achieve market leading status.
  • Leverage insights gained from industry experience and expertise to input into strategic decision making and the vision for the Trading team.
  • Contribute to the development lifecycle of proprietary products that aid trading.
  • Work closely with Analytics to ensure objective, data led decisions are made within Trading.
  • Represent Trading at a senior leadership level.
  • Represent the company in commercial activities, such as demos, partner management and supplier conversations.

Skills and experience

  • Strong leadership skills with experience managing Trading teams.
  • Strong track record in delivering exceptional product and processes in a Trading environment.
  • Excellent understanding, knowledge and experience of the requirements of running a trading team, with in-depth insight into what best practice in a modern trading environment looks like.
  • Proven track record of developing people through an effective personal development process.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams, prioritising and delegating effectively.
  • Proven understanding of business risk and a track record of implementing effective measures to mitigate against it.
  • Strong and effective prioritisation skills, with a record of demonstrating sound judgement and astute decision making when evaluating the magnitude of issues.
  • Pragmatic with an objective, data driven approach to decision making.
  • Advanced analytical thinking skills, used to evaluate opportunities, risk and potential solutions.
  • In depth understanding of the principles of risk management and customer management in sports betting.
  • A self-starter, able to operate independently and use initiative.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under strict time constraints.
  • Ability to solve problems and develop creative solutions to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Emotional resilience, showing highly developed communication and relationship building skills that can be used to influence others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to deliver effective reporting, presentations and meetings to an audience from Junior level staff through to C-level.
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