Head of Operations for the Intimates Business and reports to the CEO of Intimates Business. Be a change agent: bring together people from Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, China and Cambodia and get them to work together as one team. Set appropriate processes in place for the business to perform.
Will have teams reporting to this position in Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, China and Cambodia. Will need to be willing to travel and spend time alternatively in all these countries.
Ensure overall profitability for Intimates business.
Work with all centralized functional leads in Sri Lanka to demand service level for Intimates business.
Work with customers as an operational lead and secondary point of contact. SKILLSET
Leadership: A COO must have excellent leadership skills, business acumen and ability to effectively manage, lead and supervise a multidisciplinary team.
Strategy: He/She must excel at strategic thinking, be open to new perspectives and better ways to do things; and be creative, a visionary, and manage innovation well.
Completion-oriented: A COO must be results-driven.
Understands finance: The COO must have a track record of successful financial management. Decision-making skills: A successful COO must have superior decision-making skills. Delegation: Must have the ability to delegate effectively.
Communication: The COO must possess executive-level communication and influencing skills with the ability to resolve issues, build consensus among groups of diverse internal/external stakeholders, and have proven skill in negotiating and mediating conflict.
Needs to have extensive experience in the apparel industry, preferably in the Intimates apparel business – minimum 15 years industry experience.
Needs to have experience in a functional leadership role (reporting to a COO or GM) in a large scale organization for at least 10 years.
Needs to have covered at least 3 functional areas during their career.
Education - Bachelor's degrees in a business related field. An MBA is preferred. Possesses a sound understanding in Finance - CFA/CIMA or other financial qualification is preferred.