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11.07.2019

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • 9001 St.Gallen
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International Trading Partners AG, headquartered in St.Gallen (Switzerland), is an international trading and transport company. Geographically, our business is focussed on the East European markets and countries, i.e. Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Hungary and Poland.
Our Profile
International Trading Partners AG, headquartered in St.Gallen (Switzerland), is an international trading and transport company. Geographically, our business is focussed on the East European markets and countries, i.e. Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Hungary and Poland.

Position and Responsibilities
To strengthen our team in our headquarter in St.Gallen (Switzerland), we are looking for a

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

We are looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee our organization’s ongoing operations and procedures. You will be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of business.

The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting only to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). You’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader with deep knowledge in trading and transportation of oil products. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to meet you.
 
The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.
 
This interesting position will include mainly the following diverse activities:
  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures;
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth;
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision;
  • Oversee daily operations of the company and the work of executives (IT, Marketing, Sales, Finance etc.);
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication;
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics;
  • Write and submit reports to the CEO in all matters of importance;
  • Assist CEO in fundraising ventures;
  • Participate in expansion activities (investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances etc.);
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors;
  • Planning and monitoring the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress.
 
We offer a high degree of autonomy and freedom in the implementation of tasks in a young and dynamic team and environment.
  • Deep knowledge in trading and transportation of oil products (absolutely mandatory);
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, engineering etc.;
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development;
  • Experience in fundraising will be a plus;
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics;
  • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint);
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills;
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving;
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or Finance; MSc/MBA is a plus;
  • BSc/BA in Engineering; MSc/MBA is a plus;
  • Organizational strength and structured working method, great autonomy, creativity, motivation and dedication;
  • Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English (all written and oral) is a must; knowledge in German is a plus.

Arbeitsort:

9001 St.Gallen

International Trading Partners AG
Anatoli Schäfer
Poststrasse 17
9001 St.Gallen

buehler@stach.ch