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Company Info
Green Door Recruitment
0845 337 2773
Chief Operations Officer
Location: , Outside US (Georgia)
Compensation Range:
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced) Job ID: 9691

Job Details:

The COO is responsible for the operational and procedural backbone of the company. This encompasses the combined operational management of the projects in the company as well as providing of support functions for the entire organisation.

This involves both setting up, implementing and managing operational / project related processes, with the support of the regional operational Directors, as well as overseeing the management of the support processes such as Finance, Procurement and IT.


Masters degree in Engineering, ideally combined with business degree / education and experience

10+ years experience in operational management of engineering companies, which at least 5 in multinational companies, at least 3 in wind, on in engineering services.

Fluent in German and English

Operational technical knowledge; able to engage in a factual service discussion on project-level.

Global project experience; able to tackle operational issues when needed.

Operational financial knowledge, able to present financials externally

At ease with exposure to advisory councils and external shareholders.

Thorough understanding of the international business environment, with specific exposure to service engineering business

Hands on person, not a ´consultative approach´, but a ´doer´

Experience and apt to deal with service technicians and engineers at all levels

Entrepreneurial mindset, matched with sharp intellect and finance technical knowledge

Humble towards colleagues, as all needs to be done together.

Strict integrity, no compromising on the company values, lives the values exemplary for all employees.


1. Designs, rolls out, implements and manages policies, processes and tools for the continuous improvement of processes and projects, without hindering the operational project responsible in their day-to-day work.

2. Manages in their own team a series of diagnostic tools to keep abreast of the situation in the company, both financially, operational, as well as procedural. Support the P&L responsible with these tools, by gathering the data and entering it into the tools, communicates on a regular basis with the P&L responsible on the information these tools provide and advises and support implementation of improvement opportunities.

3. Review, analysis and lead process to implement shared best practices in the areas of responsibility. Initiates improvement tracks together with peers to allow broad basis for needed changes

4. Ensures the company´s financial data and reporting is accurate, up to speed and up to the need of those in need of this data (internal: P&L responsible, project leads, external Legal parties, Beirat and shareholders).

5. Provide short and long term strategic leadership from a global perspective in the areas of:

· Set up global financial strategy to support the growth trajectory depicted in the Global strategic plan.

· Set up project management stage gate model, through the project management specialist

· Set up and implement professional IT support and infrastructure, both Global, regional and local.

Contracts with external partners, relating to the above

Works closely with the regional operational directors to ensure operations work in synchronicity across the regions, and there is smooth coordination between project management and operations & finance.

Special Features

The organisations is a small entrepreneurial led and run business, with the requirements and need for structure of a multinational. This paradox needs to be managed, e.g. a person who is knowledgeable enough to make this leap, whereas down to earth enough to work with all parties involved.

Deeper involvement in operational processes as well as operational guidance on project level is expected.