• Chief Operating Officer at Internet Solutions (IS)

  • Posted on: 10 July, 2017 Deadline: 21 July, 2017
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  • Internet Solutions is a South African company which was founded in 1993. It is an Internet Protocol communications service provider on the African continent which is 100 percent owned by Dimension Data

    Chief Operating Officer



    The Chief Operating Officer (COO) supports the Group Managing Director in the establishment and optimisation of day to day operational activities, including planning, directing and overseeing the company’s operational policies, rules, initiatives and goals. The COO helps the organisation execute long-term and short-term directives by implementing judgement, vision, management and leadership.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Measures effectiveness and efficiency of operational processes both internally and externally and finds ways to improve processes
    • Develops and implements growth strategies
    • Acts as a liaison between company and client for quality assurance
    • Provides mentoring to all employees, including management
    • Motivates staff to meet or surpass organizational and sales goals
    • Coordinates with human resources department to recruit skilled talent and keep the best employees
    • Oversees daily operations and makes adjustments as necessary
    • Presents new ideas and strategies to enhance operational efficiency to the board of directors and other company officers
    • Acts as a change agent for the business and to make sure that strategic & cultural change is implemented effectively and efficiently
    • Evaluates and reports on Capital projects and returns on investment
    • Provides a system for employee salaries and benefits, and makes sure employees feel valued
    • Promotes communication between colleagues for the benefit of information flow and to curb any problems that arise
    • Overseeing day-to-day operations and keeping the CEO apprised of significant events;
    • Creating operations strategy and policies;
    • Communicating strategy and policy to employees;
    • Fostering employee alignment with corporate goals; and overseeing human resource management.


    Education, Training and Experience

    • Advanced Degree
    • MBA preferred


    • At least 10 years’ experience in a senior management role within a global organisation
    • Financial Management experience

    Personal Attributes and Skills Required

    Skills and knowledge

    • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of operational management and methodology implementation
    • Possess excellent knowledge and understanding of IT industry environment and business needs, specifically evolving service models
    • Demonstrate knowledge of business strategic processes
    • Possess an understanding of capital market development
    • Possess excellent decision making skills
    • Demonstrate financial acumen


    • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically with an understanding of the operations of a service or business unit with a large span of control
    • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills with the ability to manage a team in a matrix environment
    • Possess sound commercial acumen
    • Demonstrate interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong stakeholder relationships
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to present information clearly and succinctly
    • Possess the ability to recognise opportunities for enhancement and continuous improvement and to manage change effectively
    • Demonstrate the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders and colleagues at all levels in an organisation
    • Possess the ability to work in high-pressure situations and to meet tight deadlines
    • Demonstrate the ability to establish and manage processes and practices through

    collaboration and the understanding of business and service offerings


    Method of Application

    If your background and competence meet the above requirements and you are self driven, proactive, results oriented person, please send your application letter, CV and relevant testimonials to The Human Resources Manager through careers@accesskenya.com quoting the job reference number.

    To be received not later than close of business 21st July 2017

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