Chief Operating Officer


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Deadline: 21st July, 2023

The Opportunity

Join the executive team of a globally recognized and highly ambitious conservation-focused business on a mission to save Cambodia’s precious forests and endangered wildlife whilst becoming Cambodia’s most recognized sustainable food brand in international markets. The COO will be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of the business and operationalizing growth strategies.

About the Role

As COO you will be reporting directly to the CEO to deliver on an ambitious 10-year growth strategy. This includes managing the operational deployment of investments in new manufacturing capabilities and for a rapidly growing export market for our corporate customers and branded IBIS Rice products. You will manage all in-country operations in Cambodia working with our amazing team of young, up and coming professionals.

Objectives of this role

  • Collaborate with CEO in setting and driving organizational vision and operations strategy
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication whilst creating consumer products of exceptional quality that convey IBIS Rice’s unique impact
  • Translate strategy into actionable steps for growth, implementing organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operational planning


  • Line management of all operations including production, quality management, exports, finance and domestic sales
  • Ensure compliance with the companies’ certifications and commitments a well as support the onboarding of new certifications, standards, operating and traceability systems
  • Oversee company operations and employee productivity, building a highly inclusive culture that ensures team members can thrive and that organizational goals are met
  • Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention
  • Ensure compliance with national and local business regulations, and take appropriate action when necessary
  • Analyse internal operations and identify areas for process enhancement
  • Implement business strategies and plans that align with the short- and long-term objectives developed in cooperation with CEO
  • Manage capital investments and expenses aggressively to ensure that the company achieves targets for growth and profitability
  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with key customers, clients, partners, and stakeholders

Required skills and qualifications

  • Five or more years of experience in business / SME executive leadership roles, with a proven track record as an effective manager
  • Goal-oriented and results-driven with exceptional organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics

Experience that may be seen favourably

  • Experience in agriculture, food manufacturing or food marketing
  • Understanding of social, food safety and organic standards
  • Ability to communicate in Khmer
  • BSc or MSc in Business Administration or relevant field

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How to Apply

Please send your Cover Letter & CV to by 21st of July 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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