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Asset Class Chief of Staff

Company: CTC Innovations, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

CTC is a cutting-edge proprietary trading firm with a long-term vision and a clear focus on helping the world price and manage risk. Our fun and trusting culture inspires us to solve the industry's most challenging problems and take calculated risks in a collaborative environment. We strive to be the most innovative firm in the industry today, tomorrow, and long into the future while upholding ethical excellence. We believe that CTC makes a positive impact on the markets, the lives of our employees, and all the communities to which we belong. Started in 1995 by a team of forward-thinking Traders, we are proud to call ourselves an industry leader that keeps making markets and each other better. Our Trading efforts are organized around specific Asset Classes (Equities, Commodities, etc---). The Asset Class Chief of Staff (CoS) will work directly for the Asset Head(s). The CoS mission is to improve operational excellence by focusing on driving team goals, efficiency, and healthy communication practices for the Asset Class(es). A CoS provides scale to the leadership team, enabling the Asset Head(s) to play to their strengths and increase their impact. Beyond this set of core responsibilities, a CoS will have additional responsibilities depending on their skills and the needs of the Asset Head(s).What You'll Do

  • Lead the team through the business planning process by setting and driving delivery of goals that drive both short term returns and grow longer term forecasts.
  • Be the escalation point and lead for urgent matters and act as a fill in for other team leaders in critical decision making.
  • Critical thought partner who helps the leadership team make effective decisions in ambiguous environments.
  • Lead team projects and resolve or escalate issues in a timely manner, facilitating prioritization and assignment of work done on the team.
  • Establish process and structure within the team to ensure operations flow efficiently and predictably.
  • Connect plans, processes, and people that would otherwise remain siloed, and drive cross-team collaboration with other businesses.
  • Ensure strategic alignment through effective organizational design, including recruiting and onboarding of new talent.
  • Foster a dynamic and inclusive team experience that fuels innovation.
  • Be the lead for unique, one-time initiatives within Trading.What We're Looking For
    • At least 10 years of diverse experience working in a trading environment, with the ability to effectively collaborate across trading, quant, and technology.
    • Understanding of trading, software development, or data science.
    • History of building relationships and influencing at all levels of the organization.
    • The ability to context switch and juggle many workstreams from big picture strategic thinking to tactical execution without dropping balls or losing details.
    • Strong galvanizer who gets people moving by rallying, organizing, inspiring, and recruiting so progress does not fizzle.
    • Knows how to get people the right info, at the right level, and at the right time to most effectively do their job.
    • Positive culture carrier that role models CTC values and places importance on diverse perspectives.
    • Proven application of project management principles (e.g. balancing scope/quality/time, managing stakeholders, managing scope change, etc).
    • Prior experience and passion for people leadership is preferred. (Disclaimer: does not apply to contract roles) We strongly believe in the well-being of our employees and their families so we offer outstanding benefits to support you both professionally and personally. These benefits include generous medical coverage, paid parental leave, free breakfast and lunch (plus healthy snacks, of course), wellness reimbursement, quarterly recharge days, and a variety of other benefits focused on providing the best employee experience. Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion At CTC, we aim to cultivate a workplace that celebrates diversity and each person feels included, engaged and empowered. Where each of us feels we belong. We are committed to having a diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. CTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. - If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to apply for a position, please contact us at Note that emails sent to this email account for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

Keywords: CTC Innovations, LLC, Chicago , Asset Class Chief of Staff, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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