Recruitment / Consulting

Head of Desk (Fintech / Cryptocurrency) at Black Pen Recruitment

Black Pen Recruitment – Our client, an exciting global cryptocurrency platform and OTC brokerage is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Desk (Fintech / Cryptocurrency)

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-Time | Permanent

Job Description

  • Are you an entrepreneurially minded individual that has a keen interest in crypto assets, fintech and startups?
  • Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!
  • Our client is seeking to employ a Head of Desk – Africa to join their rapidly growing team in Nigeria. You will head up the African based trading / dealing desk.
  • The ideal individual will be someone with a network in the African crypto-asset ecosystem who can build relationships and partnerships with multiple trading counterparties as we execute on our African roadmap.


  • Overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day management of the African trading desk and implementing/managing the entire trading workflow.
  • Provide timely and accurate execution of trades (FX & crypto) for the company’s corporate clients.
  • Working closely with the Global Head of Trading to source and manage trading counterparty relationships in Africa.
  • Overseeing and reporting on trading activities (volumes & margins) for the African region.
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline business processes and systems.
  • Working with several key stakeholders in the business on new/existing projects.
  • Taking responsibility for the African desks net trading revenue.
  • Developing and implementing new risk management frameworks, processes, and best practices.
  • Identifying & analyzing trading opportunities across core African markets (arbitrage etc.)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, and / or related field.
  • Fluent in English with strong analytical ability.
  • CFA would be an advantage.
  • 4-7 years’ experience working for a regulated financial institution (bank or broker-dealer), fintech or crypto-asset business.
  • Cryptoasset trading experience (personally or professionally) will be advantageous.

Key Skills:

  • Analytical & numerical skills.
  • Able to multitask while quickly processing and reacting to new information.
  • Ability to think conceptually while effectively executing day to day trading responsibilities.
  • Strong communication and networking skills.
  • Building relationships and partnerships.

Personal Characteristics:

  • A high level of integrity and a sound work ethic. Ambitious and keen to work hard with high energy levels.
  • Independent and open-minded.
  • Attention to detail with the aptitude and interest to quickly understand the details and be prepared to ‘roll-up sleeves’ when necessary. Must be a team player.
  • Ability to think conceptually while effectively executing day to day trading responsibilities.
  • Must be numerate and analytical.
  • Must be “hungry” to assume the opportunity and excited to “step up” into the role.

Work Condition

  • Working Hours: Crypto is a 24 / 7 market and will require non-traditional working hours (outside of normal 8:00 – 17:00) and the occasional weekend shift.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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