Summary: The SVP of Strategic Initiatives has multiple duties related to the implementation of SGIA’s strategic vision, specifically by providing leadership, management and operational controls to ensure that strategic goals are being pursued and met. She or he oversees the implementation of major initiatives relative to those goals at the operational level, and will be personally responsible for large-project execution and coordination among various departments. The SVP also acts as a strategic advisor to the President & CEO, represents the Association in various settings, promotes company culture and vision, monitors the financial health of the organization, and projects and establishes the appropriate metrics for measuring the overall success of the organization.
Acts as a chief promoter of the community-building process inherent in Association management.
Provides day-to-day leadership and management to the Association that mirrors the mission and core values of the company.
Responsible for the development, implementation, measurement and ongoing effectiveness of assigned processes and projects. Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the company.
Collaborates with senior management and other staff as needed to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the Association.
Motivates and leads a high-performance management team; attracts, recruits and retains required members of that team; and provides mentoring as a cornerstone of employee development for the Association.
Represents the Association with members — both suppliers and printers — volunteer leadership and business partners.
1 - Leadership 2 - Strategic thinking 3 - Results driven, highly organized 4 - Well-rounded business experience and acumen 5 - Decisive 6 - Financially well-versed and astute
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business, print communications, or a related field; or equivalent experience
Eight to 10 years’ operational experience managing senior staff across an array of business functions
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in business
Five years in a senior management role (VP or higher)
Industry experience in print, graphic communications, or a closely related field
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
Skilled in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning.
Excellent people skills with the ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team. Possesses personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment to the Association’s mission.
Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis, with previous experience overseeing human resources, information technology and legal.
Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment while also driving towards clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.
Send a resume and cover letter to SVP_apply@sgia.org. Principals only – SGIA does not utilize outside career placement agencies. Telecommuting is not an option, and SGIA is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls accepted.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience. SGIA’s complete benefits package includes an employer sponsored health/dental insurance program that is 80/20 company funded, a 401(k) plan that includes a match and profit share contribution, paid time off, company paid disability, life, and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is an extremely successful not for profit membership organization that serves approximately 2,700 member companies in 138 countries. We are staffed by 40 professionals in Fairfax City, Virginia. SGIA is the only international association for specialty imaging. Our members are the printers, imagers and suppliers that serve this industry segment. Dig...ital printing and screen printing are their primary imaging technologies, and they use them to create products or add value to existing products. SGIA members create products like point-of-purchase displays in retail stores, signs, banners, and advertisements. They also enhance existing products such as garments, packaging & containers, vehicles, product identification and compact discs. Our goal is to provide this new generation of imaging professionals with the tools and information they need to make the best possible business decisions. Our services include the SGIA Information network, the most extensive online resource available to our industry. We also conduct the annual SGIA Convention & Exposition, the world’s largest and leading expo for technology and specialty graphic market information. For more information go to http://www.sgia.org