Chief Executive Officer
Copylab Ltd
Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
1d ago
source : GOV.UK

What the job involves

We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the senior team of a fast-growing international financial communications agency.

The main duties of the CEO are as follows :

  • Set the strategic vision and long-term direction for the business
  • Lead the senior executive team to set short- and medium-term goals and tactical plans
  • Lead the innovation and future development of the company’s proposition to ensure its long-term stability and growth
  • Ensure the company’s leaders have the resources and support they need to achieve their goals
  • Ensure the company and its regional subsidiaries all have detailed business plans in place to capitalise on the opportunities to grow
  • Ensure positive trust-based relationships with staff, clients, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders
  • Build and enhance the company’s public profile at events and speaking engagements
  • Develop the company’s network of partnerships and introducer relationships at a high level
  • Ensure the ongoing profitability and financial stability of the business
  • Report to the shareholders on the performance of the business globally.
  • Essential skills and experience

    You must be able to clearly demonstrate the following :

    Minimum 2 years’ experience of leading a marketing communications agency as a managing director

    Minimum 10 years’ experience of working client-side in the investment management industry

    Minimum 5 years’ experience as an investment copywriter

    Fantastic connections (500+) across the fund management industry

    At least 3 years’ experience working as part of an international leadership team

    Experience of growing a small company’s P&L profitably while managing cashflow effectively

    Proven experience of public speaking at industry events

    Proven record of excellent negotiation skills

    Successful management of the operations of a rapidly growing business

    Successful management and leadership of a management team to delegate, give guidance and motivation to drive the business forward

    Undergraduate and postgraduate university qualifications

    Great leadership skills that inspires others to act

    A proven entrepreneurial streak that will drive the agency’s growth

    Proven ability to formulate and deliver strategic initiatives

    Proven ability to solve strategic problems and tackle difficult issues sensitively

    Ambition, motivation and strong work ethic

    Proven selling skills and experience of growing a company’s new business

    Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills

    Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

    Able to excel in high-pressure situations

    About the company

    Copylab is an international investment and financial communications agency dedicated to providing cost-efficient, on-demand resources to our ever-growing roster of 90+ clients that includes 14 of the top 20 asset managers in the world by AUM.

    Since 2005, across asset classes and investment styles, we have provided a full array of editorial services including fund commentary & reporting, shareholder letters, white papers, thought leadership, RFPs, digital content, copywriting training and much more.

    With 12 offices in 8 countries, we service some of the world’s largest asset managers with a worldwide team of over 100 investment communication specialists who possess an industry-leading combination of investment expertise and creativity.

    The company’s flexible structure and global footprint give us an unrivalled ability to meet the needs of our clients worldwide, whether in fund reporting, thought leadership, content strategy, process management of creative marketing communications, and more.

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