Chief Operating Officer (Ref: COO/GGE) | KPMG | BG

Chief Operating Officer (Ref: COO/GGE)

Chief Operating Officer

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Bring your career to the next level

Location: Sofia

Our client is an Australian company, Grow Green Europe AD, a partnership between key Bulgarian stakeholders and Grow Green Australia. Grow Green Europe has been establishing a foothold in the Bulgarian market since 2014, selling biological fertilizers developed primarily from deep-sea fish waste. Having recently built a manufacturing plant in Bulgaria, the company is keen to attract an experienced and motivated professional to take the position of:

Chief Operating Officer (Ref: COO/GGE)

The successful candidate will help to build the company’s rapidly expanding fertilizer manufacturing business in Bulgaria and across Europe. The person will be responsible for the administrative performance of the operations in Bulgaria and will assist in the development of expansion plans across Europe. The Chief Operating Officer will work with key stakeholders to develop a strategic plan for future growth geographically. S/he will plan and direct all aspects of the company’s operational objectives, initiatives and policies.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manage the administrative functions of the business
  • Help to develop and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
  • Work closely with the General Manager in developing strategies to attain the firm’s financial and operational goals
  • Ensure the company meets all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Evaluate and implement software solutions and processes
  • Evaluate performance by analysing data and metrics
  • Attend senior management meetings to report on matters of importance
  • Manage relationships with partners and vendors
  • Develop compensation and succession plans

The preferred candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Proven experience in a COO or similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area
  • Experience in supply chain management in a manufacturing context will be highly regarded
  • Agricultural experience preferred but not required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bulgarian, preference given to candidates with knowledge in additional European languages
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and a sense of urgency

The professionals interested in this position should send a comprehensive CV and motivation letter in English to or to KPMG Bulgaria EOOD, Recruitment Services, 45/A Bulgaria Boulevard, 1404 Sofia, Bulgaria. Please quote reference CCO/GGE on all correspondence. Closing date for applications is 19 February 2018. Documents will be treated in strict confidentiality. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

License No 2154/01.12.2016

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