Chief Operating Officer
aatriplea recruitment
Pretoria, South Africa
3d ago
source : Executive Placements

Our client in the Health Industry is looking to hire a Chief Operating Officer to join their growing institute.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving Operational Efficiency :
  • Lead implementation of companys digitisation strategy and develop
  • Metrics to measuring efficacy of strategy and implementation plan.
  • Apply experience of complex organisations to drive process efficiencies that result in seamless operations between core business and support.
  • Establish and maintain a systems view of the business identifying its various workflows, systems, processes, constraints.
  • Establish a baseline of required systems, system inefficiencies and gaps as well as solutions for the short to medium term to optimise operational performance and value add to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Leads and drives timeous, effective, and quality services from core functions of the company
  • Establish mechanism to measure and evaluate business systems and process performance.
  • Supports Strategic Infrastructure establishment, review, and maintenance
  • Business Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting :
  • Implement and manage companys management information system capturing appropriate critical performance metrics relevant to the business
  • Develop and implement relevant systems that bring efficiencies.
  • Refine and provide monthly M&E report templates to the core functions.
  • Analysing and interpreting data and metrics for informed, timeous decision making and risk mitigation
  • Financial Management, revenue, and cost optimization :
  • Supports the budgeting, forecasting and monthly financial reporting in partnership with CFO
  • Identify and implement operations efficiencies that result in managed expenses and improved revenues
  • Support the costing of company services by CFO and CRO ensuring that the correct costing model is applied for the services rendered
  • Performance Management :
  • Works with the HR, CRO and CFO functions to establish and improve performance management systems and tools.
  • Ensure measure the relevant metrics and define these metrics.
  • Co-ordinates the establishment of an effective tools to instill performance management culture to EXCO and the entire business
  • Governance & Risk Management :
  • Ensure that business plan includes adequate planning for managing all dimensions business risks.
  • Ensure implementation of and adherence to quality and regulatory practices and policies together with CRO.
  • Work with internal Audit to mitigate any non-compliance
  • Collect, consolidate, and prepare information for quarterly and annual reports and presentations of progress against targets and submit timeously to CEO and Board
  • Leads business performance against strategic and operational targets reporting to all stakeholders
  • Leadership and Management :
  • Ensures the business unit is resourced with appropriate skills.
  • Manages human resources for optimal functioning.
  • Directs the deliverables of the unit
  • Requirements :

  • Masters qualification or relevant post-graduate business administration qualification preferred.
  • 12-15 years experience in Senior management level / in a complex, highly transactional multi-project / operational environment.
  • A solid track record in operational and workflow optimisation.
  • Proven track record of having implemented operational efficiency programs
  • Health sector experience is an added advantage. Knowledge of digitisation and digital tools will be advantageous
  • Advanced understanding of business planning
  • Competencies / Skills :

  • Leadership skills.
  • Project & Programme management.
  • Excellent communicator with strong business acumen both verbal & written.
  • Financial management.
  • Enterprise risk management.
  • Complexity management
  • Systems thinking.
  • Strategy development and implementation.
  • Stakeholder relationship management.
  • Business development.
  • Ability to diagnose problems quickly and have foresight into potential issues.
  • People management.
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Personal Attributes :

  • Creative
  • Customer focused
  • Solution orientated
  • Able to work under pressure and maintain high levels of confidentiality.
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