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      Chief Operating Officer COO Job Description

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      Job brief

      We are looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer or COO to oversee our organization’s ongoing operations and procedures. You will be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of business.

      The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting only to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). You’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to meet you.

      The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

      COO Job Responsibilities

      • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
      • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
      • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision
      • Oversee daily operations of the company and the work of executives (IT, Marketing, Sales, Finance etc.)
      • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication
      • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
      • Write and submit reports to the CEO in all matters of importance
      • Assist CEO in fundraising ventures
      • Participate in expansion activities (investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances etc.)
      • Manage relationships with partners/vendors


      • Proven experience as Chief Operating Office or relevant role
      • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc.
      • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
      • Experience in fundraising will be a plus
      • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
      • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office
      • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
      • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
      • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
      • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus


      Benefits, Culture, Etc

      We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

      Cowen Partners has a strong record of identifying and recruiting Chief Operating Officers for public, private and non-profit organizations. Contact us if you would like to discuss recruiting an exceptional COO for your company.

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