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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 29, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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Job Title

Chief Operating Officer job at Waape

Job Description

As a Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ride link you are a senior executive responsible for overseeing and optimizing the operational aspects of an organization.

The COO collaborates closely with the CEO and other top-level executives to develop and execute strategies, improve efficiency, and drive growth. Here is a comprehensive job description for a Chief Operating Officer:

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Work with the CEO and executive team to develop the company's strategic direction and long-term plans.

  • Translate strategic goals into operational plans and initiatives.

  • Monitor and assess market trends, competitive landscape, and industry developments to identify opportunities and potential risks.

  • Drive the execution of strategic initiatives, ensuring alignment with the overall business objectives.


Operational Oversight and Management:

  • As a Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ridelink you are a senior executive responsible for overseeing and optimizing the operational aspects of an organization. The COO collaborates closely with the CEO and other top-level executives to develop and execute strategies, improve efficiency, and drive growth. Here is a comprehensive job description for a Chief Operating Officer:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization, ensuring efficient and effective execution of business processes.

  • Develop and implement operational policies, procedures, and guidelines to improve productivity and quality.

  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and operational metrics to evaluate performance and identify areas for improvement.

  • Drive operational excellence by implementing best practices and continuous improvement initiatives.


Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Foster collaboration and communication across departments to ensure effective coordination and alignment of operations.

  • Collaborate with other senior executives to drive cross-functional initiatives and resolve operational challenges.

  • Act as a bridge between different teams, facilitating cooperation and information sharing to achieve organizational goals.


Resource Management:

  • Optimize the allocation and utilization of resources, including personnel, budget, and technology, to support business operations.

  • Ensure proper workforce planning and talent management to build a skilled and motivated team.

  • Evaluate and enhance operational capabilities, infrastructure, and systems to support business growth and scalability.


Risk Management and Compliance:

  • Identify and manage operational risks, developing strategies to mitigate potential issues.

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and internal policies.

  • Establish and maintain robust internal control systems to safeguard company assets and maintain financial integrity.


Performance Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Establish reporting mechanisms to track and report operational performance to the executive team and board of directors.

  • Provide regular updates on key operational initiatives, milestones, and progress towards goals.

  • Analyze data and performance metrics to identify trends, issues, and areas for improvement, and propose actionable solutions.


Leadership and Team Development:

  • Provide strong leadership and mentorship to the operational teams, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

  • Develop and motivate high-performing teams, promoting professional growth and talent development.

  • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting open communication and employee engagement.


External Stakeholder Management:

  • Build and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders, including customers, partners, vendors, and industry associations.

  • Represent the organization in external meetings, conferences, and industry events.

  • Identify strategic partnerships and business opportunities to drive growth and enhance the organization's market position.


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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Proven experience in a senior leadership role with a focus on operations management, across the East African Market (Kenya & beyond)

  • This role is open to Kenyan Candidates too (Residents of either Uganda or Kenya)

  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate vision into actionable plans.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to build and motivate high-performing teams.

  • In-depth knowledge of operational best practices, process optimization, and change management.

  • Demonstrated experience in driving operational excellence and improving business performance.

  • Financial acumen and understanding of budgeting, financial analysis, and performance metrics.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively across functions and levels of the organization.

  • Industry knowledge and understanding of market dynamics and trends relevant to the organization.

  • Proven experience in using tech to drive business growth.

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How to Apply

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