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Job Code: EM55-496
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Office Location: Starting on the East coast, permanent location in the Southwest
Base Salary: $300,000 +
Incentives: (To be discussed)
Expenses Covered: All (Company credit card provided)


A billion dollar conglomerate which provides services to the Leisure/Vacation Market, which is not known by a branded name. Company owns single and multiple locations throughout the US. Goal is to launch a new name and logo and launch a major marketing campaign once all operations are in line.

The role of the COO is to provide strong direction for company's operations located throughout the US, as well as overseas. Must have strong experience in strategic planning short and long term and have the "know how" to get things done and done correctly. Will additionally be responsible for multiple call centers located throughout the US.

The preferred candidate will hold an MBA: or 15+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent of education and experience.

The preferred candidate has noteworthy experience in the following areas:
• Working in a similar position within the travel industry or related industries
Proven track record in providing its clientele with the best of services.
• Business acumen (business knowledge, competitor awareness, organization strategies).
• Strong delegation and motivation
Must have flexibility to travel.

The preferred candidate possesses the following competencies:
• Integrity and work commitment (trust, confidentiality, fair process, positive attitude, honesty)
• Able to influence others (gain support, influences commitment to business/customer)
• Oral communication (face to face, telephone, giving/getting information, listening)
• Self reliance (works independently, gets things done, takes responsibilities)
• Handles difficult clients and customer relations (resolution of complaints, problems, presenting options and solutions, compromise, and creating win-win situations)
• Ability to be adaptable and flexible (adjusts to multiple demands, work area/organization needs/change)
• Results orientation (quality, quantity, efficiency, performance, high expectation)
• Thinks strategically (future oriented, adjusts to trends, thinks in strategic terms)
• Establishes and tracks projects and plans against goals and budget (sets and monitors budget, forecast resources, establishes measurements, controls costs)
• PC skills (windows, off-the-shelf software as related to business)- especially Word and Excel
• Must possess a corporate wardrobe

The preferred candidate is also one who demonstrates the following:
• Effective communication (oral, written, behaviors, actions, and inspires confidence)
• Ability to build business relationships (relationships with co-workers, partners, customers, suppliers)
• Ability to conduct oral presentations (presentation to individuals, groups)
• Personal organization (time management, prioritization, neat, orderly, focused, plans)

While performing this job, it will require:
• Eight (8) hours or more a day of sitting; walking; standing; bending; answering the telephone; entering data into the computer; retrieving data from the computer or analyzing data from reports.
This position may require overnight travel up to 40% (including travel by car and by airplane).
Must have a valid driver's license and willingness to fly on an airplane.




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