Chief Operating Officer COO

Simpson Judge Ltd
Blackpool, Lancashire
£80,000 per annum
13 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
The Firm

The business is an investment vehicle of a high net worth serial entrepreneur and currently has a majority interest in 6 business with many more investments planned over the next 12-24 months.

The Role

Working closely with the CEO and CFO this role will have responsibility for:
• Assisting the board in setting the strategic direction of the business and identifying clear plans how to execute that strategy
• Operational responsibility for budgets and their commercial objectives
• Implement effective KPI's for operations and develop programmes and initiatives to achieve them
• Oversee the daily activity of the team and ensure primary objectives are met
• Drive innovation and continuous improvement of people, systems and processes
• Manages internal and external service suppliers

About You
The ideal candidate for this role will have an entrepreneurial attitude and the dynamism to be able to work on numerous projects.
You will be able to demonstrate:
• Natural credibility to inspire and the associated managerial gravitas
• Proven leadership and people skills that create a culture of accountability and action that motivates and develops a capable team.
• Strong business acumen and proactive commercial approach to opportunities, including researching, reviewing and negotiating as required as well as establishing the optimum pricing policies.
• The ability to lead with composure and be results orientated. You will inspire confidence, make decisions and be able to work in a collaborative manner.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively.
• The mindset to develop long term relationships that add value and are based on mutual trust.
• Strong organisational, prioritisation and problem solving skills;

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