Head of Unit

CFCL Cork • Cork

Learn. Develop. Grow. But always: Share value

Join our international team that drives positive change, united by a spirit of openness and curiosity. We empower you to have an impact and to grow – personally and professionally. With us, you work at the heart of financial systems and evolve the way markets operate. We’re excited about the future because we are the ones shaping it. Let´s do this together by sharing value!

Who we are

Who we are

Tracing its origins to 1585, Deutsche Börse Group has become one of the world’s leading exchange organisations and an innovative market infrastructure provider. In this role, we provide investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. What’s your part in all this? With your commitment you contribute to the success of our unique business model: offering a wide range of products, services and technologies for security, transparency and integrity on the markets. By creating trust in the markets of today and tomorrow we foster growth and contribute to the prosperity of future generations.


Your career at Deutsche Börse Group

Reporting to the Head of Section, the Head of Unit is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of Clearstream Fund Services (CFS) related activities within Global Fund Operations department.


The Head of Unit is responsible for various key functions across Global Funds Operations (D). These functions include:

  • Oversee daily operations around functional areas; Vestima Prime Trade Authorization, Outgoing Payments, Cash assignment, further operational functions to be defined.
  • Ensure the creation and implementation of a strategy designed to mitigate risk, ensure operational efficiency, and support organic growth of the business
  • Coordinate the development of key performance goals for functions and direct reports
  • Manages resources to achieve business objectives and ensures the highest standard of work is completed within the team. 

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of and ensure individual, team and department objectives and targets are set, communicated, and actively managed.
  • Act as a point of escalation both internally and for clients, providing timely advice, support and coaching as necessary.
  • People Management – conduct appraisals and identify and address developmental needs. Motivate staff to achieve objectives and promote teamwork and sharing of ideas and knowledge.
  • Ensure open communication throughout the team; hold regular team meetings and communicate feedback to/from management as appropriate.
  • Actively participate in meetings. Provide updates on team progress and priorities to Senior Management.
  • Have a continuous improvement mindset and promote this culture within your team to seek out and implement better ways of achieving objectives, preventing issues reoccurring, and automating and streamlining processes. 
  • Liaise and build relationships with counterparts in other Clearstream locations.
  • Review and approval of departmental reporting. Collate, analyze and produce statistics and reports for Senior Management.  
  • Promote awareness and ensure adherence to all policies & procedures within the team and ensure team procedures are documented.
  • Foster a culture of risk awareness and prevention. Facilitate the prompt resolution of complex client issues.
  • Lead Projects.
  • Liaise and build relationships with counterparts in other Clearstream locations.
  • Growth of team to take on new functions and tasks and incorporate a training plan to ensure successful transition of these tasks 


Your Profile

  • A minimum of 5 year’s experience in the Financial Services/Funds industry and a well-developed understanding of business context and processes.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop and mentor team members
  • Proactive and highly motivated with the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Strong organisational skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem solver with excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Taking on responsibility
  • Results orientation
  • Integrated thinking
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Planning/Organization
  • Willingness to learn

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organisation.
Company Culture Cork
Our PEOPLE, our focus on RESULTS and Our Commitment to Our CUSTOMERS and COMMUNITY drives Our success.   Candidates must demonstrate an ability to understand and apply these four key elements [the building blocks] that shape our culture at Clearstream Cork - People, Customers, Results and Community. 

Why Deutsche Börse Group?

We are committed to providing a work environment where everyone feels welcome and can reach their full potential. Our standards go far beyond simply matching candidates with the right position.


We enable you to move freely with our job tickets, job (e-)bikes and free parking opportunities.

Work environment

Collaboration, communication, or deep focus – in our modern office buildings you will find the perfect work environment. Free drinks and food and meal allowances included.

Health and wellbeing

We care for your health and wellbeing and besides various health promotion measures we offer you a group accident insurance and additional insurance offers at discounted rates.

Financial stability

We provide financial stability by offering attractive salaries, company pension schemes, participation in our Group Share Plan, as well as bonuses, subsidies and discounts.

Hybrid work

Collaborate and exchange on-site or work remotely several days a week in line with business needs and local regulations. Our hybrid working model combines the best of both worlds.

Flexible working hours

We want your job to fit your life situation and offer flexible working time models, part-time models, childcare allowance, or the possibility to study alongside your job.


Our market infrastructures are globally connected. Working with us means collaborating with like-minded colleagues across over 60 locations from more than 100 nations.


We promote individual development by offering internal development programmes, mentoring, further education and training budgets.

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