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You might hire a chief operating officer to:

  • Collaborate with CEO in setting and driving organizational vision, operations strategy, and hiring levels
  • Translate strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth

  • Help to implement organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operating planning

  • Oversee company operations and employee productivity, building a highly inclusive culture that ensures team members can thrive and that organizational goals are met
  • Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention
  • Adhere to company, national, and local business requirements, enforcing compliance and taking action when necessary
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Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Five or more years of experience in executive leadership roles
Exceptional project management skills
Proven leadership ability and integrity
Ability to motivate direct reports and partners to drive success
Strong judgment and a track record of prioritizing tasks and initiatives effectively according to business imperatives International business experience
Advanced understanding of business planning and regulatory issues Keen problem-solving skills and the ability to quickly get to the root of an issue
A solid grasp of data analytics and performance metrics