CEO Positions of the Week – 03/17/14
Recent postings of jobs for chief executives from around the country.
March 17 2014 by ChiefExecutive.net
Chief Executive – CEO | Manufacturing | Los Angeles, CA
Publically traded world leader in composites and precision manufacturing is looking for a brilliant CEO to guide and grow their company for the next generation. This dynamic company has been growing at 25% per year with major segments in aerospace, automotive, military, and sports and recreation. They understand the importance of hiring people with high IQ and high EQ so they can continue to push the envelope with new patents, market dominating IP, and superior quality products. You will find their parts on the finest commercial and military aircraft as they ship over 25 million aerospace parts per year. Their advanced technology is so far ahead of the competition that they are the product of choice for Gold Medal Olympians. But that’s just the present. The future will quickly lead to new products and materials as they expand their growth in nanotechnology and advanced composites. It’s a great time to join this winning team and guide them to new frontiers!
This company appreciates their employees
Paid vacations and holidays
401k with match
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Excellent salary and bonus
The Role You Will Play
We are looking for an entrepreneurial executive with an engineering or highly technical background. You will guide the company’s continued growth by setting and executing strategic direction. You drive the company’s financial performance and regularly communicate with the board, shareholders, and equity research analysts. You are a board member, a decision maker, a leader, and the principle driver in business plan execution. You ensure that the proper governance is maintained and you always operate with the highest integrity. You become the company’s greatest cheerleader and best salesperson. You have outstanding interactions with our customers which include many Fortune 100 companies. You collaborate with your leadership team to identify new markets, new opportunities and to execute game changing market growth and penetration strategies. You are adept at raising capital and you an extremely effective executive driving day to day operations. You are inquisitive and your interest in advanced composites and nanotechnology science guide future products. Your expertise in precision manufacturing guides the highly automated production floor. Your passion for the company and your people creates a dynamic environment where your team is able to achieve greatness.
7+ years executive level experience at leading manufacturer
Self starter with high integrity and accountability
Entrepreneur with strong business acumen
Demonstrated ability to drive an opportunity despite challenges
History of great customer interactions and ability to sell
Engineering degree or technical background
Solid understanding of company financials
Experience working with or serving on boards preferred
High IQ and high EQ
Understand advanced materials and components
Strong record as an effective, team-oriented leader
Demonstrated ability developing and executing strategic plans
success in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Intelligence, confidence, and passion, as well as the ability to strategically harness the passion of others to maximize development opportunities.
US citizen and/or has permanent resident status
Chief Executive – CEO | Food retail | Southeastern Michigan
Busch’s Fresh Food Market is a family supermarket with 15 locations serving Southeastern Michigan. It has been in business since 1975 and currently employs 1500 associates. Their focus is on their guests shopping experience and they embrace a consumer driven business model. There is a heavy emphasis on fresh foods, organics, healthy lifestyle trends, and a large assortment of everyday staples to satisfy todays consumer. Busch’s is the largest independently owned grocery service chain in Michigan. Their corporate offices are located in Ann Arbor on South Main Street just minutes from the downtown area.
The Company has been in business for 39 years and the serving President & CEO is John J. Busch, CPA, who is in his 28th year. John’s father Joe served previously in the same position. At this time, John is focused on transitioning the company from his current role to the Executive Chairman of the Board. Ownership of the company will remain with the Busch’s family, John, Tim, and Doug. John is one of the original founders and largely responsible for their current and past success.
Its single store ideal footprint is 45,000 square feet and some locations vary slightly from this model. The stores proximity are within a one hour driving distance which provides easy access to each location. The store locations include: Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield, Novi, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Livonia, Carlton, South Lyon, Pinckney, Dexter, Ann Arbor at Plymouth and Green, Ann Arbor on Main Street, Saline, Tecumseh, and Clinton.
Busch’s primary warehouse supplier is Spartan-Nash, Inc. out of Grand Rapids. In addition, there are long standing relationships with other business partners who together work to enhance and cultivate a positive environment. Over the past four years Busch’s has remodeled 4 stores and plans to open their 16th store in March of 2015. Reinvesting into existing stores has been a key strategy in maintaining the overall viability, innovation, and profitability of each location. The overall financial performance has exceeded the industry norm and continues to position itself as an industry leader. Their long standing earnings history has translated into a very strong balance sheet, long term leases, and room to enjoy future growth.
The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board and is based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan Corporate Headquarters.
The CEO is responsible for developing the future-oriented vision and strategy for the company and leading the plan’s execution throughout the organization. This is a tremendous opportunity to create and run an innovative, experience based and profitable upscale conventional supermarket. To accomplish this, the CEO must develop, analyze, implement and drive new product, merchandising and marketing strategies to achieve maximum profitability, sales growth, associate development and shareholder value.
The CEO must bring fresh thinking and oversee all aspects of the business. He/she will understand that they are building more than just a “grocery” store but delivering a guest experience that will out-perform its competitors because of service, innovation and quality standards. To achieve this objective, the CEO must have demonstrated experience in dealing with local preferences whether they are influenced by ethnic influence/culture, general demographics such as income/age/education and the local competitive environment.
The CEO must be an agent of change with the mandate to improve the brand’s equity with its consumers, especially in new or high transient markets where the brand identity is weak relative to national competitors. The CEO has the opportunity to take this brand and business to the next level of guest experience, sales growth and profitability.
As a family held business with family values, the CEO must be able to embrace and enhance those values with both guests and associates while achieving the objectives outlined above.
Specific performance and personal competencies required:
Executive Leadership Ability: The successful candidate will have the ability to create a clear, compelling vision of where the organization should be in the short and long term. He/she will be able to articulate that vision to the full organization and the board. He/she will make decisions that balance a variety of factors and will generate innovative strategies to address current and future business needs to achieve the vision.
Innovative Consumer-Centric Orientation: The successful candidate must have a track record of growing a business through understanding of consumers using research, database mining and segmentation techniques. This person will then develop and articulate a clear understanding from the consumer’s perspective. He/she will then use this information to craft a plan that builds brand equity and consumer relativity while significantly contributing to attaining business goals. Innovative thinking is essential in determining what could be, rather than what is.
Analytical Thinking and Business Planning: The successful candidate must be able to consume large and varied amounts of data and translate into specific plans, tactics and timelines of action. He/she must have an insatiable desire to track and measure performance and adjust to meet and exceed stretch goals. This person must be able to present plans in the greater context of the company plans and be able to cascade educational objectives and performance measurements to the team. The leader must also be a great delegator of responsibility to the team and then be energized by collaborating, coaching and mentoring others on the Busch’s team toward quantitative and qualitative results.
Hands-on Management Style: By remaining tactically focused on results, the new CEO will also lead by example. This person must be decisive yet gain perspective from the board chairman. The CEO will have an energetic, collaborative and empowering management style that will work best within this family-values organization. He/she must be able to direct the team and take them to the next level, set priorities, allocate resources, take accountability and achieve results.
MBA or equivalent, 15+ years in the food industry, Longevity in employment, Able to relocate to Ann Arbor, Michigan within 90 days
Chief Executive – CEO | Washakie Medical | Worland, WY
Banner Health is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit health care systems and our vision is that “We will be a national leader recognized for clinical excellence and innovation, preferred for a highly coordinated patient experience, and distinguished by the quality of our people.”
To achieve our commitment to excellence and innovation, Banner Health offers a number of opportunities to grow your career into a leadership position and a number of opportunities to current leaders with Banner Health or those searching for a leadership career with Banner Health.
Growing your career with Banner Health
We are dedicated to our employees through the Banner Journey employer commitment: “We’ll help make a difference in your life and career so that you can make a difference in the lives of others.” At Banner Health, we believe that career growth and educational advancement are vital steps in your Journey and offer a number of ways to support your growing career:
Banner Internal Coach Program
Leadership Development through Banner University
Continuing your career as a new executive with Banner Health
As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health has both the stability that comes with success and the values you can be proud to represent. With facilities across the West, there is something for every leader, from a busy urban medical center to a friendly small-town hospital. At Banner Health, we believe that “leadership matters” and is a key component to providing excellent patient care. Join a nationally recognized leader that values excellence, and begin making a difference in people’s lives.
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About Washakie Medical Center
With a 50-year tradition of quality caring, Washakie Medical Center in Worland, Wyo. is a 25-bed critical access hospital with “big city” capabilities. This includes a 16-slice CT scanner, digital mammography, 1.5 tesla MRI, fluro, electronic medical records and a full service, state-of-the-art lab. Our Level III trauma ED is staffed with full-time physicians and our surgery services include 24/7 CRNA coverage including OB epidurals, two general surgeons, orthopedic surgery, and ambulatory treatment. In addition, we provide a variety of wellness activities and feature an active rehab department that includes pool therapy and cardiac rehab.
About Banner Healthh
Banner Health is a comprehensive, award-winning health system that includes 23 hospitals in seven western states (twelve in Arizona), primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and much more. Throughout our system, skilled, compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. We offer a choice of nursing career paths where you can leverage your abilities to make a real difference for your patients – and real change in the health care industry!
This position is has overall accountability for producing desired results associated with service excellence, quality clinical outcomes, market share maintenance/expansion, and financial integrity of operations at assigned medical facility or complexes, being highly visible at the facility, region and system levels, and includes the development and management of campus growth and improvement plans, efficient utilization of resources, acquisition of technology, and program development. This position is responsible for developing and fostering positive relationships with all constituents including medical staff, employees, volunteers, external agencies, and the community. This leadership position is also responsible for the development of short and long-term plans for carrying out the goals and objectives of the System as developed by the Board of Directors. This position is responsible serving as a change agent and driving, supporting and modeling a service-oriented culture focused on patient safety and the overall patient experience. This position serves as the principal link between hospital activities and the community, local Board, and medical staff.
Promotes high performance expectations for the campus leadership/management team. Directs and ensures the effective identification, recruitment, development, and maintenance of talent for current and future organizational/facility needs in order to achieve goals and objectives. Sets clear expectations and holds team members accountable for producing desired outcomes. Motivates and develops team members and promotes teamwork.
Directs and oversees financial stewardship with an emphasis on providing efficient utilization of resources (maximizing operating margin), and making appropriate decisions pertinent to capital and technology acquisition (maximizing return on investment).
Maintains a service excellence and healing culture with high expectations established for positive patient experiences. This culture should create an environment that results in high employee retention and high employee satisfaction. This service excellence culture includes ongoing and meaningful communication with employees to ensure that all staff members are well informed and recognized appropriately. Serves as a leader in developing the Continuous Quality Improvement process, in educating staff and role modeling Service Excellence, and in assisting with cultural transformation.
Develops and maintains positive relations with the medical staff, the community, patients, families, regulatory agencies, contractors, and other applicable parties, ensuring and fostering a high level of collaboration within a highly matrixed team environment in order to coordinate activities, review work, exchange information, and resolve problems. Promotes collaboration between the system, hospital management, and medical staff. Serves as a liaison to the medical staff leadership and to the medical staff committees. Works with medical staff to assure the provision of facilities and services that fosters a high level of professional practice and responsiveness to the needs of the community, including high quality patient health care and desired medical management outcomes.
Provides leadership and actively participates in the development and implementation of strategic, tactical, program and operational planning. Utilizes forecasting and planning processes to identify capital and technology acquisitions and program development opportunities which achieve desired campus growth related to capacity and capability of services offered, ensuring the delivery of services that are responsive to the needs of the community.
Participates in community and industry activities in an effort to enhance community recognition of the organization and the campus, ensure proper regulatory and accreditation standards, and to obtain cooperation and support of the community on issues that impact the medical center. Positively represents the organization and the facility in the community and/or with various national, regional, and/or local entities, garnering desired support in order to enhance program development.
Implements, through management and leadership staff, a Patient Safety Plan that: fosters an environment that focuses on processes and outcomes rather than individual blame; ensures that safety is a priority in design and redesign of new services; allocates financial, informational, physical and human resources for improvement activities; and assures patient and family disclosure of “untoward outcomes.”
Maintains on-going communication with facility employees to ensure that the staff is well informed in regards to the strategic direction of the System. Conducts routine employee forums to inform and keep abreast of the issues that employees are facing and ensures that issues are addressed timely and appropriately to avoid third party intervention. Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Requires a Master’s degree level of knowledge in management, preferably hospital administration, coupled with a minimum of five years increasingly responsible administrative leadership experience in a healthcare facility. Board Certified American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow (FACHE) credential required. Experience representing a hospital, medical complex, and/or medical center(s) to its community, with evidence of strengthening the hospital’s presence and impact. Proven track record of partnering with medical staff to achieve desired facility-specific and organizational outcomes. Proven experience in leading fiscally sound, profitable, efficient, and responsible healthcare operations. Strong financial and business acumen, including a keen understanding of operational and financial measures that define success, as well as budgeting and forecasting methodologies, including working knowledge of capital planning and capital investment practices. Knowledge of modern national trends in hospital quality and patient safety. Skilled in coaching and developing direct reports and/or other employees that results in enhanced performance outcomes; setting and pursuing aggressive facility priorities and goals that demonstrate a strong commitment to overall organizational success; effectively allocating resources in order to accomplish goals and objectives; quickly assessing and assimilating facility and industry financial dynamics in order to act quickly and appropriately to changing environmental factors; negotiating win-win scenarios with outside vendors/partners while representing the facility and organization in the best possible light; developing collaborative and positive relationships with medical staff, employees, volunteers, the community, and/or other applicable parties; measuring and managing work outputs. Excellent human relations, organizational and communication skills are essential. Leadership style and characteristics necessary to effectively perform in this role include: strong work ethic; results-oriented; persuasive; motivational; able to make rational decisions in difficult situations; inspirational; honorable; confident; systems-thinker; innovative; life-long learner; courageous; high-energy; integrity; collaborator; ability to work with teams; good listening; nonvolatile; values multiple disciplines; community visibility and leadership; and passionate about continuously improving and providing high quality care and service excellence to patients, families, employees and physicians.
Depending on assigned facility, may prefer experience within a multi-unit hospital system. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.