Head of Lending Operations

Reference: MB200
Sector: Banking
Job Type: Permanent
Consultant: Martin Byrne
Martin Byrne

The Opportunity

We present a unique opportunity to join a start up lending operation in a senior role, as Head of Lending Operations. Please note this is a fixed term contract.

The Role

  • Participate in regular reviews of Company operations and other Company business areas.
  • Make a strong contribution to the Company senior management team in relation to strategy and day to day operations
  • Set-up and manage the Company operations team to ensure high operational standards are delivered in a seamless and professional manner.
  • Agree, monitor and oversee the performance of the service providers.
  • Manage data governance/controls in respect of Company’s loans and collateral.
  • Provide operational support in relation to development lending.
  • Ensure availability of funds for approved borrower drawdowns and the day to day management of cash flow.
  • Oversee Management Information reporting and monthly CCR reporting process.
  • Co-ordinate and provide all financial information to facilitate the preparation of annual financial statements.
  • Preparation of the Company Annual Report.
  • Resolve any queries raised by Company business areas or service providers in relation to loans or collateral.
  • Identify methods to improve the quality of data and processes in order to meet business needs.
  • Act as the Business Continuity Planning co-ordinator and representative.
  • Design and develop appropriate processes and procedures necessary for Company to achieve its stated objectives.
  • On a continual basis, identify ways of improving operational efficiencies and practices to maintain high standards in the delivery of the funded schemes.
  • Ensure cooperation with Company Auditors to include Internal Audit and address in a timely manner issues raised in reports from internal reviews/auditors.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for Company’s interactions with the Central Bank, service providers and the Company lending team.
  • Liaise with Finance in relation to all financial matters.
  • Liaise with Procurement as required for Company operational service requirements.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with other divisions and external service providers.
  • Act as primary point of contact with IT in relation to all IT services provided to Company.


Candidate Profile / Experience

  • Have at least 8 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Proven ability to establish and manage an operations function.
  • Have a proven track record of managing a high performing operations team preferably within a financial institution.
  • A proven track record of achievement and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Have excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong relationship management skills to manage and maintain key relationships to ensure success of the entity.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and develop others.  Ability to delegate and follow-up work activities in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to make decisions, take the initiative and originate action.
  • Effectively contribute to the achievement of goals and targets set for self, others and organisation.  Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • A Professional Qualification in banking, accountancy, project management or business would be an advantage.

Please note only candidates that match the minimum job requirements above will be contacted for this role.

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Reward / Package



Consultant: Martin Byrne

Martin Byrne, Head of Financial Recruitment, on 015541294 or email martin@redtree.ie for more information.