EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS:

Completed

POSITION:

NATURE OF BUSINESS:

JOB LOCATION:

Chief Operating Officer

Major Listed Group

Johannesburg

COMPANY BACKGROUND: The Group is a major listed organisation

 

LOCATION: Johannesburg

 

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

 

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: More than R4 billion turnover

  

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: More than 2 000 people

  

POSITION SUMMARY:

In conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board develop and implement the strategic vision of the group. Assume responsibility and accountability for managing the Company's day-to-day operational activities including Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Distribution, Research & Development and Regulatory matters. Assume responsibility for implementation of strategy.

KEY ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Graduate, ideally with an MBA
  • An experienced executive with 12 - 15 years operational leadership experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Experience of managing multiple business units in a large-scale and complex environment engaged in the manufacturing, sales, marketing and distribution of products in a highly competitive and regulated industry
  • International experience would be advantageous

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Motivate, lead and direct the operational executives and staff, to provide ongoing reliability of throughput and service and effectively manage all available resources to achieve optimal performance by organising resources to maximise efficiency
  • Exercise proper corporate governance standards and ensure that all corporate support services and policies are properly installed and meet the organisation’s needs and corporate standards
  • Interact with high-level external stakeholders including the media where appropriate
  • Be a representative of the Group at business and industry forums
  • Keep abreast of events in the industry worldwide and of opportunities to improve the operational performance of the organisation