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COO, London

South East

Full-Time (permanent)


Executive Recruit have another COO job vacancy for a London based client – handled by our South East office.

If making a difference at one of the most widely-recognised retailers in the country appeals to you, then this role could be perfect, based in London with an attractive salary package.

Our client has witnessed rapid expansion over the last three years and originally trading online, now boasts a presence in major towns throughout the UK. They are therefore looking for someone with an outstanding track record in retail to step up and take the business forward.

Employing a large number of staff throughout their stores, warehouses and distribution centres, you will be based at their head office and report straight to the CEO, acting on their behalf in their absence. Your primary areas of focus will be operations, business systems, OD&P, customer service and finance. You must insist on best practice across all functions, ensuring that the company’s business plan is on track and regularly reviewed and all projects are on schedule and to budget. Working closely with the sales, warehouse and delivery teams, you will ensure that innovation is clearly seen in the way the firm’s products are marketed, demonstrated, packaged and shipped, meeting the company’s CSR and also environmental targets.

Strong leadership ability together with people management and financial analysis is a must for this role. You will act as the eyes and ears for the CEO, showing a keen, deep interest in all areas of the business, bringing the senior management team and directors together as a united body to better their recent successes.

You will ideally hold a MBA, have an exceptional analytical mind, the ability to problem-solve effectively and swiftly and a hands-on attitude. This is a challenging role involving a wide range of stakeholders and you will be rewarded with working in a central London location with excellent transport links, remunerated in the region of £120k.
To apply you must be legally entitled to work in the UK. Candidates currently registered with Executive Recruit or associated companies will automatically be considered.


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