Chief Operating Officer

Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S

Unique opportunity to become part of global growth journey. 

Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S is the world’s leading company in the breeding of high-quality, microbiologically defined Göttingen Minipigs for biomedical research and development. They are now looking for a skilled person to the newly established role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the company.

Take part in an exciting growth journey
As the COO at Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S you will be responsible for overseeing all operations and ensure that the teams work towards achieving the corporate goals. You will keep an eye on daily operations and provide insights to the CEO. You will design and implement business strategies, plans, and procedures. In collaboration with the CEO, you will set comprehensive goals for performance and growth, and establish policies that promote the unique company culture and vision. Besides, you will be evaluating performance by analysing and interpreting data and metrics. You will also be preparing and presenting performance reports and financial reports to the Board of Directors. Leadership will be a crucial part of this role as you are responsible for leading your team of employees consisting of approximately 45 people in total to encourage maximum performance and dedication.

The objectives for the future COO of Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S are ambitious since the company is in rapid development. They are currently at the onset of a substantial expansion with more activities in North America, which is why we are looking for a candidate who already has experience with the North American market. Essentially, international experience is vital as the growth ambitions also reaches into more activities in China. The COO is expected to ensure that all day-to-day operations run smoothly during this expansion, at the same time as the business needs to be strengthened within the existing markets and daily operational challenges needs to be solved. Generally, the objective of the COO is to lead the operational team towards the achievement of the company’s core values.

Excellent operational skills and an analytical mindset
To succeed in this role, you can come from a variety of backgrounds. Either you have previous experience from a role as COO or a similar function within a globally operating company, or you come with a background as management- or operational excellence consultant. It is expected that you hold a degree at minimum bachelor’s level in Business Administration or a similar educational background.

You thrive in the field between the operational and the strategic level and has the desire to become part of a smaller company on an exciting growth journey. It will be an advantage if you bring Business Development experience in an international context and ideally with a solid understanding of the North American market. Besides the above-mentioned competencies and experience we expect that you are fluent in both written and spoken Danish and English.

Exciting job opportunity with development opportunities
The role of the COO at Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S has been defined after an organizational restructuring process due to growth and development of the company. Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S is a family-owned company with a history of success and great international expansion potential. One of the great opportunities for the COO is the chance to combine the management of the existing organisation in Denmark while at the same time inspire the operational team to an even greater international outlook and to take the company to the next level operationally.

This challenge leads also to another great attraction of the job: The development potential of the role and the responsibilities inherent in the function. The right candidate can be part of defining the role of the COO and its potential with operations in the new markets. By joining Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S you are joining a successful company that is far from having reached its global growth potential – you can be part of further developing this great company into an even stronger global player.

Apply for this unique position
The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Consultant Kasper Birkegaard Pedersen on +45 70 20 12 75. Please submit your application and CV through, preferably as PDF files, as soon as possible. Please note that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV. Please submit your application and CV in English as soon as possible, if you are interested. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Dalmose
Reference: 2121.147
Company: Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S