Operations Director, Networks Business Council

1 week ago(12/6/2017 1:13 PM)
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The Operations Director, Networks Business Council serves as the leader and facilitator of the Business Network member council. Responsible for central oversight for Network Directors focused on business networks, initiatives and strategic goals.  Partners with member champions and management team in support of the Networks strategy and goals to support the member network journey. A sophisticated Network advocate charged with building an engaged network community and serving in the product development and delivery of only in YPO experiences.


One of Two Leads over Business Networks

  • Serve as senior strategist and operations manager over YPO business networks.
  • Leads and develops a team of Network Directors.
  • Oversee and help execute management support of Business Networks Council.
  • Oversee Networks Support & Development Funds management.
  • Develop, lead and mentor teams of Business Network Directors.
  • Resolve escalated member and community conflicts according to the YPO Code of Conduct.
  • Create collaborative activities and efficiencies between networks.
  • Collaborative with other YPO functional areas that benefit Network members.
  • Recruit, develop and retain world-class talent; model trust, respect, and transparency.


SKILLS•Strong leader with demonstrated capability of building a global team.•Entrepreneurial spirit with proven ability to work within environments of fast-paced change.•Understanding of committee dynamics.•Strategic thought leadership with an eye to the larger scale impact across networks and YPO.•Strong subject matter expertise in International business trends.•Strong grasp of global business, economic, political issues and comfortable with a broad array of topics and disciplines.•Understanding of philanthropy and non-governmental organizations.•Proven leader strong in business acumen, professionalism and emotional intelligence to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural, virtual work environment with high-profile corporate leaders.•Diplomatic communicator with the ability to share context and garner support.•Build trusting collaborative, supportive working relationships in an engaging environment.•World-class relationship management skills, a meaningful connector of people and ideas.•Ability to work collaboratively with a cross-functional team and manage volunteer committee dynamics.•Strong leadership/coach/team talent development in a globally diverse matrix team environment.•Familiarity with on-line communities, social media platforms and digital marketing.•Able to effectively comprehend and articulate the policies and procedures of the organization.•Confident in creating creative solutions and navigating conflict.•Effective time management, organization and prioritization skills.•Captivating presenter who is agile during Q&A.•A global citizen sophisticated in local and international customs and protocols.•Must be fluent in verbal and written communications in English.•Able to adapt to frequent changes and lead teams through change management process.•Proficient in Microsoft Office skills and database management experience.EXPERIENCE/BACKGROUND•Proven business professional with experience working alongside chief executives•5-7+ years' experience working with executive leadership as a senior management professional•5-7+ years' successful track record leading, motivating, coaching international teams•Experience working in a matrix management organization•Experience in operations and project management•Experience in supporting, stewarding and executing multiple committee goals and deliverables•Experience managing budgets [$100k+], budget forecasting, and revenue models•Membership or association experience preferred•Experience with on-line communities and engagementEDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION•Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Communication or other related fields•Master’s degree a plus•Negotiation or dispute resolution training preferred•Coaching or mentoring certification preferredPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS•Able to travel 25%


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