Chief Operations Officer – Leeds, UK

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Chief Operations Officer

 

XR Games – Leeds, UK

XR Games are looking for an accomplished Chief Operations Officer to join their talented team based in Leeds in the UK. In this role, you will work alongside the CEO to execute the company vision, put procedures and resources into place to improve efficiency, communication, OKRs, and coordinate with department heads.

Ideally, you'll have significant experience working within the video games industry at all levels, with an extensive understanding of the operational requirements so that you can provide substantial insights into improving operations.

As Chief Operations Officer, you'll…

  • Oversee the operations of the organisation to meet business goals and projections
  • Collaborate closely with the CEO and produce reports on company operations to report to the board of directors and staff
  • Empower the operational team with the leadership and resources they need to successfully complete operations initiatives
  • Partner with other Heads of to accomplish short and long-term operational goals, measured through OKRs
  • Measure and report on operational performance and develop plans to improve relevant key performance indicators
  • Work closely with the Head of Finance to ensure financial performance
  • Take the lead in resource planning and hiring

The skills and experience you'll need…

  • A familiarity with the operational procedures at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong analytical and data-driven mindset that translates into leadership skills
  • A capability to inspire employees to live up to their potential and optimise their productivity.
  • Aptness in communicating vision to board of directors and staff
  • Proficient commercial knowledge of the video games market
  • A passion for excellence and a drive for high standards
  • Instinctive interpersonal skills
  • An ability to mentor and support team members and
  • To be vocal in pushing for operational improvements
  • An eligibility to work in the UK

Bonus points if you are…

  • Willing to relocate to Leeds, England
  • genuinely passionate about videogames

XR Games make Virtual and Augmented Reality games for established and original IPs. They have made hit games such as Angry Birds Under Pressure VR for PlayStation and Zombieland VR for Oculus.
 

If you are interested in this role and would like to know more about either the role or studio please contact Jess at Aardvark Swift.

Email at jess@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834777.

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