Chief Operating Officer
Phillips Consulting
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
5d ago

Description

Our client, a leader in the Information Technology and Services Industry is seeking to fill the position of Chief Operating Officer .

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for managing all hands-on operational aspects of the company, assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the aggressive and successful growth of the company.

The COO provides leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

This function will enable the company to be recognized as a global IT provider in the IT industry; known for creating platforms to making work smarter and life better.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs the development and installation of procedures and controls, to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the enterprise.
  • Develops and establishes operating policies consistent with the CEO’s broad policies and objectives and insures their adequate execution.
  • Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports these results to the CEO.
  • Ensures that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Develops and maintains a sound plan of organisation. Establishes policies to ensure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession for those functions / business units falling under his / her responsibility.
  • Directs the development and establishment of adequate and equitable personnel policies throughout the organization, including compensation policies and employee benefit plans.
  • Ensures that the interests and welfare of employees as individuals are preserved and protected.

  • COO has to report on a regular basis to the CEO with whom he / she will collaborate in finding the best solutions and strategies for the company's future.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and management to a service organisation that mirrors the adopted mission and core values of the company.
  • Conduct a company's activity in accordance with short or long term strategic planning, has to participate in management meetings, offering suggestions and solutions to improve the company's policies.
  • Responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
  • Directs the development and installation of procedures and controls, to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the enterprise.
  • Develops and establishes operating policies consistent with the CEO’s broad policies and objectives and insures their adequate execution.
  • Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports these results to the CEO.
  • Ensures that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Develops and maintains a sound plan of organisation. Establishes policies to ensure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession for those functions / business units falling under his / her responsibility.
  • Directs the development and establishment of adequate and equitable personnel policies throughout the organization, including compensation policies and employee benefit plans.
  • Ensures that the interests and welfare of employees as individuals are preserved and protected.

  • Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all processes internal and external. Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the company.
  • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of our organization.
  • Evaluate the performance of the company's departments to fulfil organisational requirements.
  • Motivate and lead a high-performance management team; attract and retain required members of the executive team not currently in place;
  • provide mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program.

  • Act as lead "client-care officer" through direct contact with every client and partner.
  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.
  • Represent the firm with clients, investors, and business partners.
  • Ensure prompt implementation of the Company's approved operational plans and ensure that the Company's operations are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Provide broad guidelines for the establishment of standards to ensure and measure the performance of the Company, and its other interests.
  • Ensure continuous review and assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the company's policies, procedures and processes and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Receive and review periodic financial and non-financial reports to effectively monitor and steer the activities of the Company to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Identify and deploy the right mix of people, technology, innovation, and management to propel the Company's activities now and in the future.
  • Ensure the timely implementation of Board and Executive Management Meeting decisions.
  • Recommend the yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manage the Company's resources within the budgetary provisions.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the CEO.
  • Requirements

    Knowledge / Skills Requirements

  • Good knowledge of research, data analysis and coordination
  • Strong knowledge of management strategies, financial accounting, human resource planning, customer relations, and implementation of new technologies
  • Knowledge of budgeting, costing, and accounting principles relevant to the jurisdictions, industry, and market in which the organization operates
  • Risk management knowledge
  • Knowledge of sustainability and ethical standards
  • Fundamental understanding of promise to stakeholders
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Planning & Organising sills
  • Must be a Change agent
  • Having strong analytical skills
  • Leveraging innovation and technological improvement
  • Continuously enforce the value system of the company (e.g., leading by motivation and engagement, walk the talk )
  • Aligning resources and finding synergies within operations
  • Education / Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience in strategic planning, Information Technology, Business Management, Corporate Leadership, and Financial decision-making.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Business Administration, Finance, or Marketing required. Masters of Business Administration is an added advantage.

    Must have demonstrated proficiency in analytical research, leadership, and strategic planning,

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