VC Director @ Marvin in Warroad, MN

Position Overview

  • Responsible for development and implementation of the New Venture Business Plan. Develop a complete Business Plan that includes: Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Manufacturing, Information Systems, Capital Investment, and Proforma.
  •  Leverages internal resources while leading the marketing, sales, services, product development, and manufacturing teams to successfully execute the business development initiative.
  •   Identifies, negotiates, and manages strategic relationships with material, equipment, and technological partners. 
  • Communicates vision, goals, and progress to executive management and functional teams. 
  • Collaborate with internal departments and external sources to resource the development and successful implementation of the Business Plan.
  • Manage and direct the business development group (team leaders).
  • Full P&L responsibility.
  • Current tactical concentration:
    • Marketing: definition of product needs, distribution channels, and branding.
    • Services: leveraging insights toward improved customer experience.
    • Product Development: material selection, product design, and key attributes.
    • Manufacturing process, equipment, facilities, and location.


Knowledge / Skills / Personal Characteristics

  • Possesses the ability to formulate vision and objectives while executing tactical initiatives.
  • Proven ability to identify and develop leaders.
  • Well organized with the ability to develop and supervise projects.
  • Experience with marketing, strategic planning, team building, and leadership.
  • Possesses the ability to communicate professionally to all levels of customers, business partners and executive management.
  • Displays strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communications, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Curious, insightful, good listener, adaptable and results oriented.
  • Good presentation skills and a demonstrated ability to think strategically.
  • Collaboration and facilitation skills.


Experience & Education

  • 10+ years of experience leading a large team in a related functional area such as Operations, R&D, Finance, Marketing, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred.
  • Experience taking products or entire ventures to market, whether as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur.
  • Experience in a customer facing function such as Sales, Marketing or Service preferred.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

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