Karen Andrews Group
  • 28-Oct-2020 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Executive Search
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Vice President, Business Operations

This newly created Executive role will serve as a key member of the leadership team, ensuring the efficient operations of the administrative areas of the business.  Specific expectations include ensuring operational goal attainment in assigned departments, creation of focus and accountability, and data analytics leading/developing team members consistent with financial goals/objectives. 


Reports to: Chief Executive Officer


Direct Supervisory Responsibilities: include providing supervision of enterprise-wide operations, leadership, goal setting and mentoring for more five departments/operational team members.


Operational Oversight

  • Provide strong attention to detail and a quality orientation to enterprise-wide operations.
  • Facilitate alignment of Information Technology (IT) activities with the needs of the business.
  • Prepare comprehensive annual plans and budgets for assigned departments.
  • Execute all budgets and financial targets; preparation of monthly metrics for review by executive leaders.
  • Provide reports and analyses to CEO of progress against goals

Requirements include:


Education and Experience

  • Degree in Business, Marketing, or a relevant field of study.
  • Demonstrated track record of success leading teams and implementing scorecards/dashboards or analytics that drive measurable impact in a for-profit/corporate setting, military service, or dynamic, growth setting.
  • Significant experience in leadership positions managing operations and diverse team members.
  • A history of launching successful initiatives, including managing change and ensuring target attainment through resource allocation and continuous monitoring/adjustments to ensure objectives are met.
  • A high level of Emotional Intelligence or Social IQ with demonstrated track record of influencing, collaborating and affecting change through others.
  • Proven ability to partner with an entrepreneurial CEO and executive leadership team to foster success in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Impeccable written and oral communication and relationship building skills; ability to effectively communicate vision, goals and values and impact performance.

 Key Competencies for Success

  • Ability to work in fast-paced, results oriented, demanding environment, balancing competing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail, with a keen eye for excellence to ensure the continued integrity of the brand
  • Oriented to continuous improvement/quality control in driving excellence.
  • Growth and change leader; earns trust, gets involved and "rolls up the sleeves" to get meaningful and sustainable results for all key constituents - a true leader with exceptional ability to manage people
  • Proactive, yet disciplined; creative and entrepreneurial - identifies opportunities and takes initiative
  • Collaboration building; alliance building; non-bureaucratic.
  • Earns credibility by listening, offering meaningful solutions, makes fact-based decisions, and focuses on delivering meaningful outcomes.
  • Humble yet confident servant leader who seeks the betterment of the team; open to feedback, continuous learning and committed to ongoing self-improvement.
  • Executes well; gets results.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Resilient and persistent in achieving meaningful outcomes/getting things done.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Business or a related field.


This position offers a competitive salary with benefits.  This position is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 



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