He or she is a big picture thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit who believes fiscal responsibility is important to the viability of the company.
The COO understands the need for balancing the inherent conflicts of the design process and shepherds sound decisions that encompass good design, scope, schedule, budget, quality, client satisfaction, and staff enrichment.
This executive has experience leading a design firm’s technical operations and can manage the successful implementation of parallel strategic initiatives – such as creating new systems and processes designed to improve throughput and quality. This person has a solid grasp of the concepts that specifically apply to the A/E/I/P design profession and has demonstrated the successful implementation of core strategic operational concepts.
This leader is a good communicator, verbal and written, who is approachable and is regarded as a good listener. This person is very comfortable with teaching, coaching, and mentoring. This candidate can step back and see the big picture – and if needed – drill down into the details across all disciplines from both a management as well as a technical perspective. This is a leader who can delegate to others, is regarded as being fair and reasonable, and is willing to hold people accountable in a consistent and non-judgmental
The ideal candidate holds KZF’s core values of integrity, commitment, creativity, credibility, flexibility, and teamwork as their own and uses them as a beacon to keep and attract like-minded individuals to the company and to reinforce a common vision and purpose.
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