chief operating officer


Chief operating officers are the right hand and second in command of a company's chief executive officer. They ensure that the daily operations of the company run smoothly. Chief operating officers also develop company policies, rules and goals.

Alternative label

  • company deputy chief executive officer

  • chief operations officer

  • acting general manager

  • deputy chief executive officer

  • executive vice-president

  • managing director

  • chief administrative officer

  • chief operating officer

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

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