COO Job Description, COO Respnsibilities, COO Duties

COO duties and responsibilities

The traditional Chief Operating Officer is the member of executive management that is responsible for maintaining and driving operational results within a company.  The COO works closely with the CEO and the CFO as well as other executive management team members.  As one of the most critical and essential positions within an organization, the COO must a skilled communicator, effective leader and driven business person who can spur company growth, maintain key operational procedures, create new processes and ensure day to day operational excellence.

Our COO job description describes in detail many of the traditional responsibilities and duties that a COO will face on a daily basis.  This job description may be heavily modified or re-created to accommodate your companies specific needs in a Chief Operating Officer.  Feel free to utilize this job description as needed and another job description is needed for an executive level role, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Chief Operating Officer – COO Job Description

The COO will provide leadership and strategic vision to the organization.  They will bring operational, managerial and administrative procedures, reporting structures and operation controls to the company.  The COO will effectively communicate and foster growth among the executive team and all employees.  This is a vital leadership role that will drive results, spur growth and increase the overall efficiency of the corporation.


  1. Provide management to staff and leadership to the organization that aligns with the company’s business plan and overall strategic vision.
  2. Assist executive team members in creating, growing and building a world class, industry leading organization.
  3. Drive company results from both an operational and financial perspective working closely with the CFO, CEO and other key executive team members.
  4. Partner with the CFO to achieve favorable financial results with respect to sales, profitability, cash flow, mergers and acquisitions, systems, reporting and controls.
  5. Set challenging and realistic goals for growth, performance and profitability.
  6. Create effective measurement tools to gauge the efficiency and effectiveness of internal and external processes.
  7. Provide accurate and timely reports outlining the operational condition of the company.
  8. Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
  9. Works with other c-level executives on budgeting, forecasting and resource allocation programs.
  10. Work closely with senior management team to create, implement and roll out plans for operational processes, internal infrastructures, reporting systems and company policies all designed to foster growth, profitably and efficiencies within the company. 
  11. Motivate and encourage employees at all levels as one of the key leaders in the company including but not limited to professional staff, management level employees and executive leadership team members. 
  12. Forge strategic partnerships and relationships with clients, vendors, banks, investors and all other professional business relationships.
  13. Work with the CEO and CFO in the capital raise process, participate in the company’s road shows.  Meet, interact and present information effectively to potential investors and private equity firms.
  14. Foster a growth oriented, positive and encouraging environment while keeping employees and management accountable to company policies, procedures and guidelines.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  2. MBA from Top Business School Preferred
  3. 5-10 years of executive level operational experience required.
  4. 10+ years at the COO level is preferred
  5. Exceptional executive presence, business acumen and presentation skills.
  6. Budgeting and/or financial focused mindset helpful.


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CEO Job Description


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CEO Job Duties and Respnsibilities


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