Chief Operations Officer (COO) at a Modern Agricultural Commodity Market

Our organization is incorporated as a modern agricultural commodity market, established under a set of clearly defined rules and regulations, where a wide range of agricultural products, especially the commodities and livestock, will be traded. The market is intended to provide an integrated marketing platform that will allow the conduct of buying and selling of agricultural commodities both in a physical form and through an exchange and even from remote locations through the Internet. The market will bring in improvement in agricultural commodity trading using technology away from the informal market set up.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Chief Operations Officer (COO)Location: KanoReport to: Managing Director/CEOEmployment Category: Fixed TermJob SummaryThe Chief Operations Officer (COO) should be under the supervision of the CEO, and is responsible for managing and overseeing the organization’s ongoing operations and procedures, all hands-on operational aspects of the organization and assists the CEO in the aggressive, successful and sustainable growth of the organization. He/she must be able to develop effective relationships with management and personnel.He/she plans, directs, and oversees the organization’s operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals. Execute long-term and short- term plans and give directives by implementing judgement, vision, management, and leadership.The ideal candidate must be an active and fit individual who has proven competence in the job role.Job DescriptionDesign and implement operational strategies, plans and procedures.Oversee daily operations of the organization and work with Heads of Units/Departments (Marketing, IT, Finance, HR/Admin, etc.).Participates in developing and implementing the organization’s overall strategic plan that supports the organization’s vision and goals; translates the strategic plan to staff to ensure support, and modifies the plan in response to changing internal and external factors.Work with the CEO and other leadership team members in setting policies and determining strategies to meet or exceed revenue, profit, and cash flow commitments to the organization.Analyse current and future trends and needs and accurately assesses functional responsibilities, competitive strengths and vulnerabilities.Builds and maintains a departmental structure, operating standards and practices that are responsive and adaptable to evolving business needs.Improving operational management systems, processes and best practice that guarantee organizational well-being.Establishes, coordinates and administers, as an integral part of management, an adequate structure for the delivery of effective and efficient warehousing and exchange operations.Measure effectiveness and efficiency of operational processes both internally and externally and finds ways to improve processes.Coordinates with HR Department to recruit skilled talents and keep the best employees in the Department.Perform quality controls and monitors production KPJ5.Prepares reports for the Managing Director as requiredSet objectives, goals and plans for the departmentLiaises with the outsourcing service providers (OSPs) to ensure that outsourced functions are carried out according to pre-agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).Vets and approves the department budgets, expenses, training plans and performance appraisals.Any other duty of related responsibilities. 

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