Chief Operating Officer / COO

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer / COO
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bangkok
Reference: BH/COO/FIN/TH
Contact Name: Ben Horn
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 03, 2020 16:47

Job Description

A highly backed FinTech start-up who have just completed their Series A funding are actively looking for a COO. Based in Bangkok, this business is looking to create a new C-Suite leadership team to support the CEO as they prepare for international expansion, and you will act as the right hand person to the CEO. 

This is a great opportunity to scale up one of Asias leading fintech businesses. You will instil and develop a culture of operating excellence and great talent management, and foster an aligned, focused and productive environment within the company. Your direct areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to;

  • The general managers who run our core cross-functional business units.
  • The commercial team which includes marketing, sales, strategic partnerships and business development
  • The teams working on core operations, payments, IT, and people operations.
  • Execution of these key initiatives, ensuring clarity of goals and KPIs, staffing and alignment.
  • Company organisational structure, communication cadence and infrastructure to keep the company aligned.
  • Instilling a data-driven decision-making culture.

The successful candidate will:

  • A proven track record of leading and scaling high growth organisations
  • Previous commercial experience involving managing commercial teams and owning a P&L
  • Experience of managing a risk function alongside commercial teams would be ideal, or working in an environment with a risk management function
  • Ability to work horizontally across multiple functional groups and in matrix team structures
  • Open-mindedness and ability to improve in response to constructive feedback
  • A desire to build agile and effective organisations
  • Strong leadership capabilities and aspiration to excellence
  • Background of being responsible for growing talent and people teams
  • Experience coaching team members, including leaders of teams
  • Great communication both internally and externally
  • Previous experience of working in fintech is a bonus, but is not required

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