Role filled in March 2009 - Healthcare Communications Chief Operating Officer Jobs

Covering the following locations: Brighton, Tonbridge, London

Chief Operating Officer

This is an opportunity to join one of Europe's fastest growing medical communications business, a dynamic company with 12 years' experience of excelling in global healthcare as an Operations Director. Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of all of the agency's service offerings. With your team, which will include all of the Senior Management Team (SMT), you will ensure that the entire operations function is effective, efficient, and to a world class standard, with particular emphasis on leadership development and quality improvement. This role forms part of the executive management team of the company and you will play a vital role in its future development.

Job Package

Competitive package based on candidate and experience includes 80-100k basic plus bonus system, pension, healthcare, 27 days leave pa

Person Profile

Candidates :

* Looking for candidates with a proven track record at Director level, with full operational responsibility for a management team. Healthcare or Pharma experience is desired but not essential.
* Key experience looking for is within Team Management - Want someone who has experience and can direct a team of employee's up to senior management level.
* Qualified to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Further training in business management highly desirable, an MBA is a plus.
* Must have gained industry experience in cross disciplinary areas (sales, marketing, operations, business strategy, project management, account management) and be able to demonstrate successful application of this experience.

Key Skills & Attributes:

- A self starter able to work alone or independently, while understanding when to ask for help and where and how to get it.
- Confident decision-maker, will challenge and test assumptions and push back when required.
- Positive energy and a willingness to "roll up their sleeves" and dig in to get the job done.
- Has the gravitas and ability to speak, manage and work effectively with internal teams.
- Has a personal style that conveys executive presence and engages and inspires both the ScopeMedical SMT and the broader team.
- Is both credible and consultative, takes into account the ideas of others and then takes a personal responsibility for making decisions.
- Strong staff management skills, understanding of modern management principles, practices and methods.
- Able to balance the operational requirements with the strategic imperatives. Is hands on with the operations of the business, whilst being strategic in focus.

Interview Process

2 Stage recruitment process
2nd stage is an assessment centre at ScopeMedical, complete with an occupational psychologist

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Job Ref: 35656

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