A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a self-assured and strategic visionary to join my client as their Chief Operating Officer, requiring an experienced technical and operationally driven individual with a passion for continuous improvement. The position will be responsible for overseeing operations, procedures and maintaining control over diverse business operations from manufacturing through warehousing and large-scale commercial farming, while working in a remote location. These operations will additionally include the development and management of small-scale farmer out grower schemes, to supplement the supply of commodities that are not cultivated by the commercial farming division. The position requires an experienced and efficient leader with excellent people skills, business acumen and work ethics. The candidate for this position will require strong abilities to map, develop, implement and manage processes and procedures, as well as having change management experience.
Executive oversight of the day to day operations of the company, including the manufacturing department, warehousing department, farming department and maintenance department.
Design. Implement and deliver on the operational strategies of the company.
Evaluate existing, and further ensure the design, implementation and management of plans, procedures and policies.
Communicating strategies, policies and procedures to employees and fostering employee alignment with company vision, culture and goals.
Ensuring strong links and smooth cooperation between the operational business units.
Regular evaluation of talent within operations and ensuring strong succession plans.
Setting goals and targets for operational performance and growth, while also holding regularly reviews with general managers / HOD’s to ensure operational goals are being achieved.
Regular evaluation of operational performance by interpreting and analysing data.
Developing and ensuring adequate reporting procedures throughout the operations of the company, and delivering regular upward reporting to the CEO & Board of Directors (monthly & quarterly meetings).
Assisting with evaluation, selection and implementation of ERP’s relevant to deliver best in class operational excellence.
Managing relationships with external suppliers and operations partners.
Working closely with the CFO to ensure the businesses financial objectives are being met by operations of the company.
Supporting the CEO in evaluation, selection and delivery of business expansion strategies.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
Strong excel skills
Report writing abilities
8 years’ experience in a similar role
Agric Manufacturing and Commercial farming experience important
Top level management experience in an organisation with greater than US$50 million expected
Enterprise resource management experience is important
Experience in working in challenging emerging markets
Experience working in remote locations valuable
A science, engineering or business degree required
Benefits and Contractual information:
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