London - Central




Operations Director – C4279

A key role at a global talent management company responsible for all operational issues as well working closely with the MD on short, medium & long term forecasting and planning.


Our client is a leading talent management company, providing services to a range of clients across TV, Sport, Music and Social.


As Operations Director your key responsibilities will be as follows: 

  • Management of all leadership meetings in terms of agenda and action points.
  • Manage long term planning in terms of potential acquisitions or new areas of business (research/write recommendations).
  • Work with MD, finance department and senior personnel to ensure accurate forecasting , and short medium and long term budgeting.
  • Assess current software systems (eg database management and invoicing systems) to ensure business suitability.
  • Work with legal department to resolve any legal/financial issues arising when onboarding new clients and act as conduit between the two.
  • Act as the operational face of the division attending business-wide meetings – ensuring best practice is shared and implemented across the group.
  • Work with Managing Director & HR to identify staff development needs and put action plans in place.
  • Assess operational requirements of the business in terms of succession planning and key hires and plan accordingly.


With similar operations management experience within the media/ entertainment sector, you will be able to build strong relationships with internal stakeholders  and be skilled at managing and developing staff.

You should have a strong strategic mindset, with the ability to plan longer term but with the flexibility to adjust to take advantage of short term/unforeseen opportunities.

A good understanding of financial forecasting and budgeting is important, as is a general understanding and interest in office software and IT systems.

You will also be positive and highly motivated with the ability to thrive in a fluid, demanding and fast paced environment.


An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.

What to EXPECT 

  • Searchlight only advertises active roles.
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.
  • Our objective is to respond to all applications within 14 days unless otherwise stated.

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