Chief Operating Officer

Job title: Chief Operating Officer
Location: Sydney, Australia
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Job opening posted: December 1, 2017
To apply: Complete short application and upload your resume (No phone calls, please)

Company

Audinate Group Limited (ASX:AD8) is a publicly traded company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with subsidiaries in the US, UK, and Hong Kong. Audinate is the leading provider of professional digital audio networking technologies globally for the professional Audio/Visual (AV) industry. Audinate’s Dante® technology provides a complete audio over IP (AoIP) networking solution replacing legacy analogue copper with Ethernet networks. Dante solves the problem of sending high quality media content in real time with perfect synchronization and no perceptible latency over multi-use IP networks. Using Dante-enabled products assures interoperability between audio devices and allows end users to enjoy high quality, flexible audio solutions typically with a lower total cost of ownership compared to analogue installations. Audinate has grown its customer base to over 370 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brands, including many of the world’s leading professional AV equipment brands.

Position Summary

Audinate is seeking an experienced Chief Operating Officer based in our Sydney corporate headquarters to help drive the next phase of growth for the business. The position of Chief Operating Officer shall report to the CEO and will be responsible for the overall operations of the Company. The experience level of the individual will factor into the position. The Chief Operating Officer will direct the Company’s operations organization, including the manufacturing, supply chain management, order fulfilment, project management, DevOps, and customer support functions.

Functional Responsibilities

The key roles and responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer are:

  • Work with the CEO and executive leadership team in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the Company
  • Develop and lead best-in-class business processes including manufacturing, supply chain development, product delivery, customer satisfaction and quality improvements
  • Assess and manage the principal risks of the Company's business within operations
  • Work across organizational and company boundaries to ensure that we understand and address impediments to velocity and quality in our supply chain, automation tools, and qualification processes
  • Oversee the management and professional development of the global technical and customer support organization
  • Develop strategies to manage business infrastructure
  • Provide quality control reviews for third-party contract manufacturers including annual business reviews, quality audits, review of pricing and contract adherence
  • Ensure that the we have efficient systems, processes and procedures necessary to deliver the Company’s hardware and software products to customers, whilst providing outstanding ongoing support
  • Ensure that costs are managed by optimizing inventory whilst maintaining agreed lead-times
  • Oversee all aspects of order administration activity including order entry, fulfillment and logistics
  • Assist with supplier RFP preparation and analysis on new or renewed contracts and supplier purchase agreements where applicable
  • Liaison with Engineering from the earliest stages of the product lifecycle process, from influencing product design to maximum factory automation and product quality
  • Oversee the development strategies for the DevOps team to create processes and improved systems to deliver production-ready web-based services
  • Develop strategies to facilitate improved automated testing processes for product firmware and software and upgrades, and patch releases 
  • Ensure the development of health and safety practices for the Company and oversee compliance with those practices
  • Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity
  • Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations
  • Perform other functions related to the role as may be requested by the CEO or the Board of Directors     

Personal Specification

Essential Experience

  • 15+ years of senior management experience in a technical environment
  • Proven experience as Chief Operating Office or relevant role
  • Experience of manufacturing electronic products using offshore contract manufacturers
  • Experience with evaluation and management of global multi-product strategies and processes
  • Demonstrated results in creating and managing complex projects, including experience with global teams, budgetary constraints, resource planning, risk management, and stakeholder management
  • Good understanding of the complete product lifecycle for hardware and software products
  • Experience of coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to deliver and support products
  • Knowledge of end-to-end sales logistics and processes
  • Strong inventory planning and management skills required
  • Experience of global operations, working across multiple time zones and cultures
  • Experience of giving presentations to investors, board members and other stakeholders

Personal Attributes

  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Action-oriented, experienced Chief Operating Officer leading the Manufacturing and Operations functions
  • Strong commercial acumen and an ability to think and act strategically in order to maximize opportunities for the business
  • Experience actively participating in the organizational strategic planning process
  • Excellent attention to detail and accurate cost reporting
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and problem-solving skills
  • The capacity and willingness to perform hands-on tasks and lead by example
  • Capable of managing the resolution of highly complex business problems, whilst applying advanced analytical thought and judgment     
  • Flexible working style, able to work at a variety of different levels both inside and outside the organization
  • Team player with good inter-personal skills
  • Able to utilize the latest technology to enhance the growth of an organisation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence, whilst exercising sensitivity to the audience   

Education/Training

  • Electrical Engineering / Computer Science Degree
  • MBA or other business training desirable

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Complete short application and upload your resume
(No phone calls, please)