Most companies comprise a wide range of operating groups pursuing different organizational goals. The chief operating officer (COO) - who may also be a vice president - is a top-level executive who helps ensure the success of all of these operations. They perform a number of tasks such as making high-level business decisions, supervising groups of managers, and coordinating all of the organization's operations to maximize profitability. They also make presentations to employees, as well as to the chief executive officer and the organization's board. Chief operating officers typically work in a business setting during regular business hours, although overtime may be required for emerging issues and deadlines. They generally report to the chief executive officer.
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tasks
Identify growth and market opportunities.
Direct, coordinate and evaluate operational teams and product implementation.
Execute operational strategies to deliver products or services and provide leadership and guidance.
Manage overall budget and financial policies, and oversee specific reports and forecasts.