Gardant Management Solutions, developers and operators of senior living, assisted living and memory care communities and the 11th largest assisted living provider in the U.S., has retained MedBest Recruiting, a national Senior Care Executive Recruiting firm, to identify and secure their next Chief Operating Officer.
The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for managing all hands-on operational aspects of the company. Assists the CEO in the aggressive and successful growth of the company. Through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of company, the COO provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide day-to-day leadership and management to the organization that mirrors the adopted mission and core values of the company
Responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass profitability, occupancy, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
Identify opportunities for Gardant to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.
Lead, coach, develop, and retain high-performance senior management team with an emphasis on developing capacity in strategic analysis and planning and program budgeting.
Develop and implement training programs and retreats to expand the capacity of all staff.
Ensure the continued financial viability of operational units through sound fiscal management.
Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the growth and objectives of our organization.
Motivate and lead a high performance management team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the executive team not currently in place; provide mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program.
Assist, as required, in raising additional capital at appropriate valuations to enable the Company to meet sales, growth, and market share objectives.
Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.
Represent the Company with residents, families, regulators, investors, and business partners.
Ensure quality control of all company output as pertains to customer acquisition and delivery of services
Ensure activities comply with organizational requirements for quality care, regulatory oversight and legal compliance.
Other duties as assigned.
Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.
Available 24 hours/day – on call to community staff and Gardant Management corporate staff.
Skills and Abilities Required:
An experienced leader and financial executive with appropriate industry experience.
An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills.
A good Educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor.
An excellent negotiator who is experienced in contracts.
A decisive individual who possesses a "big picture" perspective and is well versed in systems.
MedBest is a national Executive Search Firm exclusive to the Senior Living Industry. Established in 2001, we successfully identify, recruit, and secure exceptional permanent and interim executive talent for the full continuum of long-term care including: Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Independent Living, and Memory Care.