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You might hire a chief operating officer to:

  • Collaborate with the CEO in setting and driving organizational vision, operational strategy, and hiring needs
  • 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 ensuring team members thrive and organizational outcomes are met

  • Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention
  • Adhere to company, federal, state, and local business requirements, enforcing compliance and taking action when necessary

 

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Required Skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
5+ years’ experience in an executive leadership position
Exceptional project management skills
Proven leadership ability and integrity
Ability to motivate direct report and partners to drive success
Strong judgement 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
 
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