Plumbing Manufacturers International

Executive Nonprofit Opportunity: Details





Plumbing Manufacturers International

Rolling Meadows, IL or Flexible (United States)

Executive Director

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is the voluntary global trade association for plumbing product manufacturers. Its members produce 90% of the plumbing products used in the United States and represent more than 150 brands. PMI serves its members as a technical resource and by facilitating advocacy, information exchange and early warning notice on critical industry issues.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for directing the operational activities of the association and supporting strategic and financial goals. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to develop a strategic business plan which is approved by the Board of Directors while managing the day to day operations of the association. This includes planning, budget development and management, development of programs and events, and building and maintaining the relationships that are key to PMI members. Performance will be highly weighted on adding membership value, establishing positive “personality” to the association and offering enlightened approaches to ever shifting association issues, maneuvering towards fair consensus.

We seek 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 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 that the tactics and strategic goals of the organization are pursued in a collegial, transparent and highly participatory manner. Direct experience in manufacturing is not required though general knowledge of the industry would be highly advantageous.

The successful candidate will have a proven record in 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. We seek 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 a high level of business and financial acumen.

This person should demonstrate an ability to both raise the profile of PMI nationally and internationally and to support the best interests of members. Experience working with stakeholders to build new business relationships, partnerships and expanded membership is highly desired. Along with these skills, some of the important personal attributes we seek include authenticity, strategic problem-solving, proactive approaches, diplomacy, humbleness and nimbleness.

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.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please click on the Apply Now link below; then select Executive Director, Plumbing Manufacturers International.

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PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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