TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE/ CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO)

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  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Internal employee, EE/AA

    Introduction

    Job Purpose: To take the lead responsibility and direct the business to achieve financial budgeted parameters. Manage all risks with regards to services provided to Daybreak. Direct Daybreak’s strategy towards profitable growth.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Develop strategic operating plans that reflect the long-term objectives and priorities established by Daybreak.
    • Lead and take responsibility of the development and Operational Budgets.
    • Ensure adequate operational planning and financial control systems.
    • Lead the production team on the Biological, Abattoirs and other specialist functions such as VET, SHERQ and Engineering Maintenance.
    • Ensure compliance of sites to Daybreak standards, including SHERQ and Quality Management System.
    • Lead the Biological and Abattoirs teams in all aspects of customer management, with specific intent of showcasing the technical and quality aspects of the company being on par with its competitors.

    Operations:

    • Full accountability and leadership on all aspects of the Daybreak operations in, including Hatchery, Feed Mill, Broilers and Abattoirs and offsite facilities and suppliers, such as contract growers.
    • Accountable for all initiatives being implemented across these operations, including potential new scope.
    • Retain and grow business within South Africa and beyond.
    • Unlocking of synergies within operations to improve competitiveness.
    • Participate in tender responses and submissions on all major tenders.

    Commercial / Financial:

    • Overall accountability for the Operations profit and Loss (P&L), and achievement of profitability targets.
    • Thorough understanding and application of contract and service level agreements to achieve account stability and profitability.
    • Management of all commercial risk with the customers, suppliers
    • Identify and support initiatives to further improvement account profitability.

    People Management:

    • Build and maintain an effective management team.
    • Ensure effective resourcing in all departments to deliver the expected services.
    • Firm and consistent approach to ongoing performance measurement and management of team.
    • Coaching and mentoring of team to achieve client objectives.
    • Ensure Individual Development Plans and succession plans in place for all critical roles within Operations.
    • Support training interventions to close skills gaps in operations.
    • Develop strategic operating plans that reflect the long-term objectives and priorities established by Daybreak.
    • Lead and take responsibility of the development and Operational Budgets.
    • Ensure adequate operational planning and financial control systems.
    • Lead the production team on the Biological, Abattoirs and other specialist functions such as VET, SHERQ and Engineering Maintenance.
    • Ensure compliance of sites to Daybreak standards, including SHERQ and Quality Management System.
    • Lead the Biological and Abattoirs teams in all aspects of customer management, with specific intent of showcasing the technical and quality aspects of the company being on par with its competitors.

    Operations:

    • Full accountability and leadership on all aspects of the Daybreak operations in, including Hatchery, Feed Mill, Broilers and Abattoirs and offsite facilities and suppliers, such as contract growers.
    • Accountable for all initiatives being implemented across these operations, including potential new scope.
    • Retain and grow business within South Africa and beyond.
    • Unlocking of synergies within operations to improve competitiveness.
    • Participate in tender responses and submissions on all major tenders

     

    Commercial / Financial:

    • Overall accountability for the Operations profit and Loss (P&L), and achievement of profitability targets.
    • Thorough understanding and application of contract and service level agreements to achieve account stability and profitability.
    • Management of all commercial risk with the customers, suppliers
    • Identify and support initiatives to further improvement account profitability.

    People Management:

    • Build and maintain an effective management team.
    • Ensure effective resourcing in all departments to deliver the expected services.
    • Firm and consistent approach to ongoing performance measurement and management of team.
    • Coaching and mentoring of team to achieve client objectives.
    • Ensure Individual Development Plans and succession plans in place for all critical roles within Operations.
    • Support training interventions to close skills gaps in operations.

    Desired Experience & Qualification

    • BSc in Engineering / B Degree Agriculture or Commerce – Essential.
    • Practical experience 10 years in operations management / FMCG – Essential.
    • Poultry Experience will be an added advantage
    • MBA will be an added advantage
    • Fluent in English and preferably some understanding of one local language.

    Package & Remuneration

    Competitive  and Market related Remuneration