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A global engineering firm are seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO*) to join their senior leadership team. Reporting into the Chief Executive Officer (CEO*), the COO will direct and oversee the operational activities of the business in Ireland. This includes planning and overseeing policies, procedures, and goals. The COO will hold a key position on the senior leadership team leveraging their experience. They will be the company’s second in command, providing counsel to the CEO and the Board of Directors. The COO will focus on the operationalisation of the company strategy to drive extensive and sustainable growth through transformation. Exceptional engagement and influencing skills when dealing with shareholders and internal stakeholders in the business. The COO will need to have the ability and confidence to leverage their judgement and leadership skills to ensure that the organisation executes strategies and plans in a timely and thorough manner.

The COO will oversee all operational functions which would include product / project delivery, finance, human resources, IT, legal, health and safety, customer services and facilities management. Play a key part in expansion of the business whilst maintaining company culture and vision.


  • Measuring the efficiency of an organisation’s operational processes and taking steps to improve them.

  • Developing strategies for the growth of the organisation and making sure they are implemented.

  • Liaising between the organisation and clients, to ensure that projects are carried out to the highest safety and quality standards,

  • Ensuring the FD/CFO has raised investment and funding for the business in order to facilitate operational growth.

  • Through mentoring, coaching and development, build on the capability of our People leaders to support them deliver a fair and consistent employee experience

  • Work closely with Human Resources to ensure cost efficient labour planning through effective Talent Acquisition and Retention strategies

  • Developing and controlling all operational budgets to ensure that the company has all the resources required to meet its objectives within agreed financial parameters and to maintain the financial strength of the company.

  • Empowering the operational team with the leadership and resources they need to successfully complete operations initiatives

  • Coordinating with human resources (HR) to ensure the success of recruitment and retention policies and processes.

  • Regularly reviewing operations to ensure that these meets required standards and recommend changes where necessary.

  • Partnering with other C-level executives to accomplish short and long-term operational goals

  • Overseeing the operations of the organisation and making any necessary changes to meet business goals and projections

  • Measuring and reporting on operational performance and develop plans to improve processes and systems

  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors


  • Proven experience as Chief Operating Office / Director of Operations/ Commercial Director

  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development

  • Exceptional negotiation and engagement skills

  • Ability to influence and garner credibility amongst peers and shareholders

  • Knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics

  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills

  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving

  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field


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