Our client is a privately-owned global company with expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, installation, training, and start-up of automated material handling systems. Located in Southeast Michigan with operations in three countries, they have been in business for 85 years supporting manufacturing companies worldwide in the automotive, heavy equipment, engine, marine, vehicle parking, and other industries. They pride themselves on providing their customers with quality, economical products and services.
Our client wishes to find a Chief Operating Officer. The COO will create a safe, productive, and rewarding environment that supports the company’s mission and its employees and allows them to exceed customers’ expectations. They will oversee all administrative and operational functions including business development, sales, project management, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and materials management. They will deliver improvements, efficiencies, and innovations that make the company fit for the future.
This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer 6 direct reports.
The COO will oversee the company’s ongoing operations and administration. The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of the business to drive extensive and sustainable growth. They will act as a catalyst for change with the support of the owners. The ideal candidate will be trustworthy, respectful, and have integrity. They will embrace and encourage innovation and change, value teamwork, and be an open and honest communicator. An experienced and efficient leader, they will have excellent people skills, business acumen, a “roll up your sleeves” mentality, and an exemplary work ethic.
Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Leadership and Management: