The Chief Operating Officer will oversee the organization’s ongoing operations and procedures. The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.
You will be responsible for the efficiency of business.
The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting only to the Managing Director (MD). You’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations.
To drive the company in order to deliver actual result in line with the Annual Business Plan, and to ensure that the key performance indicators are maintained or surpassed.
To be directly responsible and accountable for managing all activities within all Autonomous Operating Regions of the company.
To act as the role model for leadership within the company, to support and lead the operational team, to help team members to develop and grow in their jobs, and to provide feedback as appropriate for that development.
To build a strong, motivated and effective regional management team, ensuring that the General Managers are driving their own regional agenda.
To ensure that the regular operating reviews with each region are conducted and action points both identified and followed up.
Engineering Degree / MBA is a plus
Minimum 15 years of professional experience in a senior management role
At least 10 years experience in the Manufacturing / FMCG industry
Excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics
Previous experience in Africa / emerging markets is a plus