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Chief Operating Officer (COO) Job Description

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Chief Operating Officer Purpose:

The COO will direct and oversee the operational activities of the organisation. This includes planning and overseeing policies, rules and goals.

The Chief Operating Officer will generally be the company’s second in command, reporting to the chief executive officer (CEO) and will focus on the operationalisation of the strategy.

In contrast to a CEO, who deals with long-term business goals, the COO implements daily operations, aligned with that goal and the company’s strategies. The COO is often chosen to complement the strengths and weaknesses of the CEO, to enhance the leadership.

The COO will need to have the ability and confidence to put your judgement and leadership skills to make sure that the organisation executes strategies and plans in a timely and thorough manner.

The COO will be responsible for most operational functions including some or all or the following: product / project delivery, finance, human resources, IT, legal, health and safety, customer services and facilities management.

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Duties:

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