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Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Date Posted: Nov 26, 2021
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  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Career Level:
    Experienced Professional
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    10 Year
  • Gender:
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Dec 28, 2021

Job Description

Reference 14475

Do you want to grow and develop a mission led business? Are you passionate about ESG/ and Sustainability? Are you a COO with the skills and experience to support and build a truly sustainable, global and impactful technology business valued at £1bn+ in the next 5 years? If so, read on.

Acre is pleased to be working in partnership with a high performing and fast-growing, intelligent sustainability software platform, that helps business to improve their impact on the planet, manage ESG risk, and save money.

Our client is looking to identify a seasoned COO to join their board of directors and senior leadership team. Working closely with the CEO & CFO in this newly created position, the successful candidate will devise an appropriate operational structure for future growth and be responsible for the day to day running of the commercial functions of the business. This includes sales and marketing, customer success, partnerships and consulting resources.

Key responsibilities and deliverables

To lead the current growth plan of more than doubling the team size from c20 FTE to >50 over the next 12 months alongside tripling of revenues, you will play a critical role in the delivery of this strategy.

Support the business with M&A activities.

Identity and open offices in at least 3 different new countries.

Drive a growth strategy focused on talent acquisition, partnerships and M&A whilst ensuring the business gains maximum impact during early market growth.

To support on investor presentations/interactions alongside the CEO and Chair.

Our client is looking for an experienced proven senior operational leader who has previous experience of scaling businesses. You will likely have a passion about the subject matter (ESG, Sustainability or AI) and will ideally come from a tech company although other transferable skills and industries will be considered.

Background, skills and experience

Previous COO or c-suite level experience.

Experience and strengths in organising and motivating teams across the core commercial functions of the business i.e., sales and marketing, customer success, partnerships.

A deep understanding of tech & AI would be desirable

An outgoing, flexible approach to business and problem solving

Proven experience of scaling a business

This is truly a unique and exciting business to join. If you truly want to lead in a business that is changing the shape of the ESG landscape by empowering everyone with the knowledge to make informed, impactful sustainability decisions, then please get in touch for a confidential discussion.

Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such, we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

Acre is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace, both for ourselves and for the organisations we support. It is important to us that we offer equal opportunities in the recruitment processes that we run. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

If you require additional equipment, resources or support in order to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know by contacting the named consultant managing this search and we will work with you to ensure that your accessibility needs are met.

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Acre connects forward thinking organisations with purpose driven professionals. We work with functions which focus on resolving systemic challenges that impact society and the environment at a global level. These functions include; Sustainability and CSR, Corporate Affairs, ESG and Sustainable Finance, EHS as well as Energy and Clean Technology.

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