The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) is the state’s leading advocate focused solely on securing a prosperous future for Michigan manufacturers through effective advocacy, meaningful education and strategic business services.
MMA seeks a proven executive-level leader whose career in a similar-size or larger national association, or comparable business enterprise, has been noted by their ability to be an agent of change. He/she will have demonstrated ability to chart a path forward with exceptional communication skills and servant leadership style. This person must exhibit success in collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders sharing common interests and values so the tactics and strategic goals of the organization are pursued in a collegial, transparent and highly participatory manner. The successful candidate will exhibit boundless passion and energy, must be politically astute, and possess a strategic vision. This person will need to have deep experience in helping to reorganize organizations into a more meaningful, efficient, and cohesive structure. Direct experience in manufacturing is not required, though general knowledge of the industry is highly advantageous.
A successful candidate will have a proven record in driving revenue and diversifying said streams; building strategic advocacy and outreach efforts on behalf of an organization or association; a creative approach to marketing and branding; strong negotiation skills; and a comfort level being the face of the organization. He/she will need an awareness, understanding, and passion for the programs that MMA offers and in turn, promote and drive them. This person will be a leader who can develop and support a team of professional employees through effective delegation, professional development, and confident decision making. The qualified candidate will possess very strong organizational skills, excellent knowledge and understanding of business and financial issues, including how to manage a substantial investment fund.
This person should demonstrate an ability to both raise the profile of MMA within the state and nationally and to support the best interests of members. Experience working with diverse stakeholders to build new business relationships, partnerships, and expanded membership is highly desired. Along with these skills, the next MMA President & CEO will demonstrate personal attributes of authenticity, strategic problem-solving, proactive approaches, diplomacy, emotional intelligence, humbleness and nimbleness.
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An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Demonstration of continuing professional education, accreditation in a professional field and/or board leadership at a state or national professional or trade association would be highly desirable.