Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Company Overview:

Fluenta is an environmental champion dedicated to emission reduction in flaring applications across the globe. The company designs, manufactures, and supplies class-leading ultrasonic measurement hardware and software with unique capabilities in this sector. It is committed to excellence and sustainability, striving for segment leadership through strategic growth and enhanced operational effectiveness. The business has grown rapidly in recent years and is poised to launch a new generation of products in 2025 to build on this success. To best prepare for the next phase of growth, Fluenta is recruiting a Chief Operating Officer to spearhead operational efficiency projects within the business. This is a new role in the organisation aimed at implementing best practices across operational areas to eliminate waste and create the foundations for the business to scale without a corresponding increase in the cost base.

Position Summary:

The Chief Operating Officer will be a key member of the executive management team as well as the administration’s representative on the company’s board of directors. He/She will be responsible for setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth and ensuring staff alignment with the company’s strategic initiatives.

The main responsibilities will be the following:

  • Optimising operational efficiency and reducing operational waste by streamlining business processes, initially focusing on Quality Control; HSE; Supply Chain (RFQ, order uptake and handling, manufacturing, dispatchment); and product range.
  • Responsible for the most important focus areas within product development and overseeing the controlled introduction of new products.
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision through its operations.
  • Oversee daily operations and the work of executives in core operational functions.
  • Evaluate performance by analysing and interpreting data and metrics.
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication.
  • Write and submit reports to the board and the CEO in all matters of importance.
  • Ensure the company’s compliance with operational norms and standards.
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors.

About You:

We are seeking a highly experienced operations lead, with significant post-qualification experience operating internationally at a senior level within a >$50m annual turnover business. You will have a strong commercial mindset and a proven track record in delivering effective and value-generating change across the full range of functional areas.

Alongside demonstrable experience in a role of similar complexity, we need someone highly attuned to developing and sustaining inclusive and high-performing professional organisational cultures. You will be naturally experienced in balancing strategic development with day-to-day operational demands. You will be naturally empathetic, approachable, and an outstanding people leader. Open to new challenges and a champion of embedding new working methods, leveraging AI platforms, and continuous improvement methodologies.

Experience in a technology-led manufacturing business is highly preferred, as is an MBA/MSc in Business Administration or a relevant field.

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