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12 novembre 2021
Chief Operating Officer (COO)-Agricultural Farming

Chief Operating Officer (COO)-Agricultural Farming

Veggi Tech BR of SNASCO Investments is currently seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO)-Agricultural Farming business in UAE.

Main responsibilities: The COO is to develop, lead and direct the implementation of company business strategy, objectives and plans focusing on operations, projects, finance, administration, human capital, business development, quality management, and other major functional areas and align them with the overall business strategies and goals of the Division and the Group.

The COO is to monitor, manage and report on the performance of the company including the performance of all company department heads. The COO is responsible for oversight and management of risk, driving synergy and collaboration across all operations and functions, and for fulfilling the requirements of the company in line with the approved Authority Matrix.

Will be overlooking 3 farms; Farm Sizes.

1- Zubair Farm size 35,645 SQM Build up area 21,161 SQM

2- Kabir Farm size 66,890 SQM Build up area 40,467 SQM

3- Zubair size 45,000 SQM, still not yet build the farm 40,467 SQM

Required experience: Must have C-level experience in Farming business – Different types of Agriculture Fields Should be familiar with the latest techniques to be used in Farming industry Experience to manage- large operations in Middle East Africa and Europe.

At high level, you will oversee supply chain management, project development and execution, and take full account for budget and commercial performance.

You will provide leadership to the operational team, developing and executing on operational controls and management

systems, ensure effective internal communications among our global team and network of stakeholders, and work with the C-Suite and Board to develop strategy and ensure

operational cost-effectiveness.

This role will offer a competitive remuneration package, management autonomy and

opportunities to build and develop a dynamic and growing business in emerging markets.

Key Responsibilities of the Chief Operations Officer:

  • Developing, implementing, and overseeing the operational budget
  • Developing organizational capabilities and improvement of systems and resources for project development and delivery
  • Developing, together with staff and C level peers, sales, sourcing and delivery strategies
  • Developing operational excellence in the design, management, and execution of commercial cold chain projects, including sourcing, incoming and outgoing logistics, sourcing, manufacturing, certification, and compliance.
  • Developing, together with staff and C level peers, new business lines and service models from concept and testing to productization and scale.
  • Developing and ensuring the delivery of after-sales services.
  • Ensuring continuous operational performance improvement by managing changes to strategy, structure, and resources
  • Responsible for supplier selection, acquisition, contracting, and management both for procurement and after sales
  • Manages sales, design, procurement, logistics, project management and after sales staff
  • Development and oversight of ERP systems, performance monitoring and reporting standards
  • Ensuring operational adherence to applicable industry practice and
  • Responsible for health and safety within the Company and suppliers’ compliance
  • Responsible for product and projects regulatory compliance to standards, norms and practices in the industry

Who You Are

  • A strong leader who thrives in a collaborative commercial environment.
  • You are analytical and thorough in your approach to problems and opportunities, and instinctively bring structure to complex situations.
  • Whatever the task, you constantly strive for excellence.
  • You have a proven track record of driving growth and scale in commercial operations in emerging markets.
  • You have a degree in business, finance or technology with 10+ years of experience in a senior operations management role, all of which has been gained in the agriculture, cold chain logistics or technology industry.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience based in a relevant emerging market, ideally in Africa.
  • You have a strong knowledge and understanding of the agri-food industry.
  • You are skilled in organizational development, IT systems, personnel management, budget and resource management and strategic planning.
  • You have strong business and commercial acumen with track record in dealing with B2B customers and supply chain partners.
  • You have strong inter-personal communication skills, public speaking experience and an ability to lead and influence at an executive level.
  • Desirable: A Master’s degree in supply chain, finance, business, or engineering
  • An ability and willingness to travel or relocate as required for the successful execution of the job will be important.

Nationality: European Nationality, Duo Nationality not considered

Package: to be advised

Arabian Centers Employment Services Group – Dubai Head Office

One Company 15 Countries, The Middle Easts Largest Recruitment Group.

Company Profile

T +971 4 2833350 | Ext. 107 | M +971 50 291 7888

Office No. M01 , Zalfa Building, Al Garhoud – Shaikh Rashid Road

P.O Box 99447, Dubai, United Arab Emirates |

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