Vacancy – Head of Strategy and Operations


Deadline: Monday 15th July 2024

The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) is looking for an experienced professional to support management oversight. The Head of Strategy and Operations will report to the Director General. The successful applicant will have experience in trade associations in EU affairs financial services, ideally in capital markets. We are offering an opportunity for career development in an international trade association with Brussels (Belgium) as the operating base, providing hybrid facilities. This is an exciting role that offers the opportunity to engage in policy and advocacy work around capital markets, combined with team and project management tasks.

Main responsibilities include:

The Head of Strategy and Operations will demonstrate skills for team organisation, project management, good planning and motivation skills to make sure projects are delivered in a timely and effective manner.
The person should be able to grasp and contribute in a meaningful way to technical and policy discussions and conduct research independently. Good communication skills to translate complex information into easy-to-understand messaging are essential.

Applicant profile:

  • A master’s degree, with a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience ideally in EU/national trade associations in financial services
  • Proven management experience and team organisation skills
  • IT savvy and communications experience
  • Ability to work at a strategic level, with a strong can-do attitude
  • Understanding of the areas in which FESE works and interest in capital markets
  • Good organisational and communication skills, proactive, self-motivated, result-oriented, with a strong team spirit and interpersonal skills
  • Speak and write English fluently, with experience and confidence in public speaking and presenting arguments to various audiences

Further details:

Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Permanent position, full-time. Competitive salary package, with excellent benefits

To apply:  Please send your CV and short motivation letter by email to Marián Caro, at Specify the title of the job offer in the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.