- Stephanie Toone The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If you came across chief ‘poperating’ officer while skimming LinkedIn, that was not a typo. The team behind King of Pops, one of Atlanta’s coolest treats, is looking for a chief operating officer who gets the frozen treat company’s laid-back, community-centered culture. Read: Candidates who love suits need not apply.
“I mean we work in T-shirt’s every day, so I don’t envision a person showing up in a suit,” King of Pops co-founder Steven Carse told the AJC. “We obviously have a unique culture and don’t take ourselves too seriously. ... We want to keep the focus on the people, not just making more dollars.”
After a successful eight-year run as the chief management team, Carse and his brother, co-founder Nick Carse, want to enlist someone who has “significantly more experience” than the two of them. The top skill sets would be professional development, management/organizational and food manufacturing.
“We want someone that has familiarity with each of the business functions,” Carse said. “We want someone who realizes how special our company is and wants to build something. ... We want someone that has that level of positivity.”
The new poperating officer would be paid upwards of $110,000 annually, according to the job description. In the listing, King of Pops touts its distinction as a “happy place” that not only offers full-time employees one-month paid time off each winter but offers up a tiny house on farm to employees for vacations.
King of Pops has more than 220 employees and six locations including Charleston, South Carolina, Nashville and Richmond, Virginia. Carse said his company will likely build more King of Pops “bars” like its Ponce City Market location.
“We’ve seen double-digit growth each year, so we want to build on all of that,” he said. “We’re really excited about the candidates that are already coming in less than 36 hours after posting it.”
Apply for the chief poperating officer position here.