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Chief Operating Officer

South St. Paul, MN
Our client is an engineering and fabrication company located in St. Paul MN. Due to significant growth they are seeking an individual who can provide strategic leadership for the company and work with board of directors and management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. This individual will also ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. This is accomplished through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the company.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Coordinate/mentor/supervise direct reports: Engr VP, Mfg. VPs, Controller & HR
  • Coordinate organizational improvement and overall staffing and recommend changes to the board
  • Establish and maintain appropriate operational metrics
  • Facilitate monthly management team meetings with follow-up action items
  • Facilitate the development and continued improvement of common processes within the company
  • Provide regular communication updates to the entire company
  • Consolidate management team recommendations to the board to allow for timely and efficient decisions by the board
  • Provide oversight of the health care strategic planning and annual renewal of health care benefits [recommendations to the board for annual approval of changes]
  • Manage lease agreement
  • Oversee various business insurances
  • Manage customer relationships including contract development, negotiations, and social interactions
  • Manage vendor relations including pricing contracts, negotiations, and social interactions
  • Oversee the IT tech, support issues, annual budget
  • Oversight of the procurement process
  • Mentoring and development of buyers
Qualifications:
Required:
  • 5+ years’ experience in an operational leadership role
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be local to St. Paul or someone from the area. 
Desired:
  • MBA or B.S. in business management
  • B.S. in engineering related field or exposure to engineering systems
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