Job title: Chief Operating Officer (m/f/d) Specialty Chemicals
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Chemicals
Functional Expertise: Engineering Executive Management Research and Development
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 17-05-2024
Job ID: 32518

Job Description

Departer is a leading German Executive Search firm with over 20 years of experience in global leadership recruitment. We specialize in placing executives in medium-sized enterprises and private equity portfolio firms across DACH, MEAI, ASIA, and ANZ regions. With a deep understanding of the DACH economy, we facilitate successful placements within global management teams across corporate headquarters and entities abroad.

Our client is a leading international company in chemical manufacturing, dedicated to innovation, sustainability, and excellence. The portfolio includes a wide range of high-performance products that serve various industries including automotive, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and electronics. As our client continues to expand its footprint in the Middle East, we are seeking a seasoned and results-driven COO (m/f/d) to oversee all operational functions and ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the related business processes.

  • Develop and implement operational strategies that support the company’s overall business objectives and growth plans
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, ensuring that processes run smoothly and efficiently
  • Optimize operational performance by implementing best practices and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Lead and manage a diverse team of professionals, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and accountability
  • Coordinate with the CEO and other senior executives to set performance goals and manage budgets
  • Drive the execution of business plans and strategies to achieve organizational goals
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards, maintaining a strong focus on safety and quality
  • Monitor and analyze operational metrics to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including suppliers, partners, and regulatory authorities
  • Lead the implementation of technology solutions to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • A relevant academic background, preferably with an advanced degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Extensive experience in a senior operational management role within specialty chemicals or a related industry
  • Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale operations and driving operational excellence
  • Strong understanding of operational best practices, process optimization, and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse workforce
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on data-driven decision making
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to specialty chemicals
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to excellence
  • Proactive and adaptable, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment