SPARK Schools Vacancies 2023 – Chief Operating Officer

Website Spark Schools

Job Description:

The Chief Operating Officer takes direct responsibility for the SPARK Schools operations portfolio while contributing to the development of SPARK’s operating model. The position requires a COO who has a proven track record of successfully running business operations in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) macro-environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Using business analytics to make key tactical decisions that drive results in a rapidly-scaling organisation
  • Maintaining a consistently high standard of “look & feel” of all SPARK Schools
  • Mitigating key business risks through environmental scanning and the design and implementation of operational controls
  • Achieving performance outcomes through the implementation of effective talent management and performance management practices
  • Operationalising SPARK’s business strategy
  • Business process analysis, design and improvement to facilitate operational excellence
  • Identifying and negotiating key strategic partnerships to drive efficiency and economies of scale
  • Oversight of the day to day operational and corresponding administrative functions of the business
  • Standardising, documenting and implementing robust procedures to underpin service delivery
  • Driving the effective implementation of SPARK’s academic model in all SPARK primary schools
  • Embedding and nurturing a values and performance-driven employee culture
  • Driving cost efficiencies that ensure that tuition remains affordable for SPARK Families

Qualification & Experience:

  • Direct skill or background in areas reporting to this post or in the education industry will be a distinct advantage
  • A solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics
  • Post-graduate qualification – business, commerce, marketing, operations or other relevant fields
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in executive leadership positions
  • Understanding of advanced business planning and regulatory issues
  • Significant experience leading operations in a multi-site organisation

Job Details:

Company: Spark Schools

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Rosebank, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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