Chief Operating Officer

Alexander Daniels

Job Description

Alexander Daniels Limited have been retained by a leading Privet Equity firm to help them recruit an experienced Cheif Operating Officer for one of their portfolio businesses.

The Cheif Operating Officer provides cultural and operational support, engages with clients, stays current with technological advancements, and leads operational initiatives in the Defence IT sector.

Client Details

Our client stands as a prominent figure in the burgeoning landscape of Defence IT. Distinguished for their pivotal role in addressing some of the most pressing technological challenges within the Defence sector. Since their inception, they have been recognised as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK.


  • Cultural Leadership: Collaborate with the leadership team to cultivate a cohesive and proactive operations culture characterised by strong leadership, coaching, and innovation.
  • Operational Support: Aid in developing and implementing the operations strategy, prioritising security and quality, ensuring timely delivery within budget constraints, and implementing robust risk management processes.
  • Client Engagement: Demonstrate a profound understanding of customer challenges, nurture relationships with key stakeholders, and act as a spokesperson for the company.
  • Technology and Innovation: Stay informed of technological advancements, evaluate and implement technology solutions to enhance operational efficiency, and lead operational initiatives for transformational change.
  • Leadership Competencies: Support strategic thinking, adaptability, resilience, proactive leadership, effective communication, and results-oriented planning


  • As the COO you will have:
  • Demonstrated leadership and management communication skills, preferably in a high-growth environment.
  • Experience in delivering complex systems to Government and Military sectors.
  • Strong knowledge of the Defence Security Tech Sector, including IT architecture design, cybersecurity, and data protection.
  • Previous experience in a managed service environment, with an understanding of ITIL and security best practices preferred.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience in Information Technology leadership roles.

Job Offer

An attractive salary and package + Bonus per annum DOE (will consider professional contractors)

Opportunity for professional development and progression

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