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Retained Vice President of Operations & Finance – Research Information Services


Competitive six figure salary + bonus + benefits including car allowance and profit share

Our client, a world-leading library service provider is looking for a strategic leader to fill the position of Vice President of Operations & Finance for the UK and Nordic Markets. To lead two Business Units and local legal entities, this role is central to maximising profitability whilst ensuring operational excellence.


Industry  Library Reference


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Vice President: Key responsibilities

  • Act as the legal representative in the territories assigned. Includes close coordination with the SVP of Operations & Finance, CFO, VP of Legal Services, VP of Accounting and VP of Finance
  • Price subscription lists to maximize sales wins while also producing a profit margin
  • Ensure quality and timeliness of all customer supporting tasks including but not limited to Order Processing, Customer Service and Accounts Receivable collection
  • Coordinate and cooperate with Information Services Sales team to support their efforts to expand profitable sales
  • Manage all administrative responsibilities associated with the local regional office including local statutory accounting and tax compliance as well as HR. Responsible for overall regulatory compliance in the region
  • Continuously upgrade and/or streamline office procedures to contribute to overall general business improvements
  • Focus attention to annually reducing cost per-unit or per-dollar of sales to improve competitiveness and profit results
  • Stay apprised of current general market trends and competitive activity. This includes understanding the overall markets for which the regional office has responsibility and communicating as needed to Sales
  • Submit ideas regarding potential new product or service development and improvements
  • Provide assistance to Publisher Sales and Publisher Services as necessary to manage relationships with publishers local to the regional office
  • Direct, manage and lead 4 direct reports.


Vice President Skills/experience

  • Proven experience leading finance and operations teams with particularly strong financial or accounting background
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player and collaborate effectively within a larger organizational structure
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on continuously improving competitiveness and profit results
  • Experience in pricing strategies to maximize sales wins and profitability
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of direct reports, providing guidance and support
  • Possess a high level of attention to detail without losing sight of big picture
  • Natural leader with confident people management experience with excellent communication skills
  • Willing to travel as needed to HQ in the US as well as to regional European meetings, to key conferences and to visit key customers as needed. Travel estimated to be a maximum of 10-15%.


A competitive six figure salary + bonus + benefits including car allowance and profit share package is offered.


How to apply


Telfer Partners are retained to handle this opportunity. To apply, please click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 875. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510 or Contact us using our online form.


Early applications are preferred.


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