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  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Blue Cypress Consulting
    Job Description
    Company Profile
    Blue Cypress Consulting is a vibrant and growing firm based in Decatur, GA. Formed in 2013, the firm provides clients with best-in-class utility management and community development consulting services. We add value through responsiveness; a focus on innovation; offering honest, respectful, and well-thought-through advice; and high-end analytical services. We strive to stay sharp, monitor and set trends, and think outside the box to offer fresh ideas to our clients. We sweat the details, while keeping our eye on the strategic horizon. Above all, quality and integrity are the touchstones of Blue Cypress culture.  

    Job Summary*
    We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee our organization’s day-to-day 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 to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). You will have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an efficient leader who is comfortable with innovation and big-picture thinking. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen, and an exemplary work ethic, we’d like to meet you.
    The goal of the COO position is to implement, measure, and optimize critical business functions to drive sustainable growth.

    Responsibilities may include:
    • 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 (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
    • Manage relationships with vendors
     
    Minimum qualifications include:
    • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, Marketing, etc.
    • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
    • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operational metrics
    • Working knowledge of IT/business systems software
    • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
    • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
    • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
    • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Knowledge of the Architecture/Engineering Consulting industry
     
    Software proficiencies include:
    • Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Microsoft specialized applications (Access, Excel, PowerPivot, Visio, Project)
    • Understanding of ERP software with a willingness to learn Unanet and Cosential
    Employee Development – Our Philosophy
    We believe in helping our employees align their energy with their passion. We believe in setting our employees up for success by providing a structure to develop their careers. We believe in mentorship that nurtures passion and challenges the intellect. We embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and are seeking a candidate with the same passion for making our company their own and changing the world. We support getting involved in community and trade organizations, attending career-related training opportunities, and attending conferences to present and to learn.

    Benefits of Working with Us
    Blue Cypress Consulting been nominated as a Best Place to Work. Our commitment to our team members and the company culture is a top priority. The Ministry of Culture (MOC) at Blue Cypress is an employee-driven, management-supported effort that provides a place to guide company culture, promote team building, and create a positive work environment that makes employees feel valued and appreciated. The MOC currently implements the following four initiatives:
    • Team Building
    • Community Involvement
    • Enrichment
    • Wellness & Environmental
    At Blue Cypress Consulting, we consider each employee’s circumstances, and strive to offer flexible work arrangements and to promote work/life balance. We utilize remote working tools such as screen sharing and professional conference calling equipment, as well as cloud based business systems, enabling our team members’ access to data and systems remotely . We offer a retirement account matching program, competitive paid-time-off, and health insurance plans. Salary range: $75,000 - $90,000. 

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    Job Summary statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. The statements that follow are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

     
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