What does a COO do?
Chief operating officers are one of the highest-ranking executives in an organization’s hierarchy and are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. They play a lead role in major decision-making and provide oversight in core areas such as administration, facilities, budgeting, logistics, and human resources. They ensure systems are running properly in a safe and efficient manner. They implement policies and routines for managing resources, equipment, and personnel.
Chief operating officers typically have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a business field, although an MBA or other advanced degree is often expected. These roles require organized administrators with strong leadership capabilities. They must be able to monitor details of complex administrative projects while also focusing on “big picture” issues like long-term strategic planning.
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COO Career Path
Learn how to become a COO, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a coo
When working as a coo, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Black Belt, Consulting, Six Sigma and Graduate Degree.
- Senior Leadership
The most common qualifications to become a coo is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 2 - 4 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.