President - Sparks Belting, Michigan

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President

JOBLOCATION:             Grand Rapids, MI

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:    Full Time / Exempt

REPORTS TO:                JSJ Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary

The President will be based at Sparks headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He/she will be directly accountable for the strategy, people and performance of the Sparks and Dake operating companies.  This individual will leverage core competencies to develop a more efficient, differentiated, strategically focused and competitive business platform. Disciplined and profitable growth is expected with alignment with JSJ’s values and business mission.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead business strategy, long range goals and annual plans that incorporate the JSJ “Path to Value” financial metrics.  Collaborate with the JSJ COO to develop policies and direction of the company.
  • Drive production efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Provide oversight to the sales team to ensure that pricing methods reflect the full value of the offering and are in line with the profit threshold and strategic direction of the company.
  • Strategically focus product development, marketing and operations on shaping the product and service offering over the long term to meet niche market needs in a differentiated and high-margin fashion.  Likewise, be disciplined in the near term to reevaluate less successful offerings and consider repositioning or repricing.
  • Ensure that business is financially managed to the highest standard.
  • Develop a strong senior management team and talent bench.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, and energizing leader and team builder, with a global orientation and track record of improving and growing businesses.  He/she will be sufficiently experienced to be immediately credible with internal and external stakeholders. 

Value-added Industrial Distribution:  Where value-add via application expertise, product customization and fabrication, and field installation/service is an advantage.

Strategic Leadership: Guided an organization toward market positions that supported growth and profitability over time.

Growth: A demonstrated track-record of growing a business organically and through acquisition.

Business Process Improvement: Thoughtfully deployed world-class process excellence in less sophisticated business environments.

Culture Champion: Led a business through change, while holding true to deep and important values and cultural behaviors.  Proven ability to amplify the value of these behaviors, while diminishing those that inhibit progress.

Minimum required formal education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Advanced Degree in Business preferred.   Fifteen years or more of senior leadership with related experience in the industrial distribution marketplace.

This job description reflects the general details of the specific job identified and is not necessarily a complete listing of all the work requirements.

Qualified internal applicants should forward their resume to: mike.sheridan@jsjcorp.com

SPARKS BELTING COMPANY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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