is looking for a
Chief Operating Officer
based in CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
We are looking for a strong leader,
who is able to perform administratively at the
highest levels, while pushing for deadlines and keeping
a creative staff motivated and driven to
perform at peak performance. We are a young and
vibrant team of photographers, retouchers and
producers totalling more than 80+
full time staff members, and standing as
the worlds top selling stock image
production house for the last five years running.
The stock photography industry is ever changing
and very knowledge specific, so a willingness
to learn and adapt is crucial.
We set our sights on the best possible end
result, and we do not let ego, position
or personality get in the way of achieving this.
We prefer goal-oriented, straightforward and
direct communication, both up and down the
After minimum of 2 years as COO, a career
advancement to CEO is possible, and desired by
the board and management.
Experience is key to this position
- a minimum of 6-10 years of at least middle
management/supervisory level experience is
required with references. Familiarity with the
stock photo industry is appreciated. You hold an MBA,
or a similar managerial background, or
the greatest drop out story ever told. Your
persona is one of natural authority,
and you communicate very well in both
written and verbal English presentations.
You are good at making yourself understood to an
audience. Getting a department to improve and
reaching a greater output gives you great
satisfaction. You have experience in
delegating assignments to staff and
understand the importance of follow-ups. You
praise generously but are also very capable of
addressing under-performance in a precise and
serious manner. Being a leader is not
central to your self worth and you judge yourself
based on your ability to get things done,
optimize workflow and increase output.
You are practical, not proud. You do not have
favorites, you have favorite outcomes.
You have no problem working long hours or
weekends if the task requires it. In
meetings you naturally direct the discussion flow
towards a solution, and are able to cut off
unhealthy and lengthy discussions not leading
anywhere. Your strong communicative skills
combined with your unbiased reasoning makes you a
valued and trustworthy leader.
In addition, you possess basic managerial
knowledge of South African Labour Law.
for departments and keeping a close eye
employment/deployment of resources in
order to increase production levels
reporting to the Board of our main
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results and follow up meetings with all
departments and assignment of new tasks
of the company
About our work place
We have a unique way of doing thingsthe
Yuri Arcurs Way. It is grounded in our
company values, business ethics, and
uncompromising standards for high performance.
From start to finish, we take great pride in
making our images not just aesthetically, but
also technically superior. Because we love what
we do, we are always looking for ways to improve
and perfect our craft. Constructive criticism and
challenges to status quo are therefore a daily
part of our work environment and always welcome. Our
company combines the best of South-African and
European workplace mentalities, making
responsibility, engagement and passion key
descriptions in our workplace ethos. The
Yuri Arcurs Way is brought to
life every day through our unique determination,
work ethics and focus.
If you cannot wait to become our COO,
send us your application containing the
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Please address your application to Miss