JDG Associates has been retained by the Envelope Manufacturers Association to conduct the search for its Vice President, Operations and Industry Service position.
The Envelope Manufacturing Association (EMA) is dedicated to the business activities of manufacturers and envelope printers, forms companies, packaging companies, market intermediaries and the suppliers that support these companies. It exists to promote the value of paper-based communications and, in particular, envelopes and printed products. EMA strives to ensure there remains a level playing field between electronic and paper-based communications and works closely with state, national and global legislative and regulatory authorities to ensure business remains successful. EMA’s goal is to protect the industry and maintain its abilities to compete in an open marketplace.
EMA carries out its mission through three key initiatives:
Focusing on legislative and regulatory opportunities to level the playing field and to promote growth.
Undertaking research on market trends using primary and secondary data that members cannot acquire anywhere else.
Specializing in content - through discussions with leading policymakers and through educational presentations - in order to keep members abreast of important trends and manufacturing technologies.
Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, EMA has fulltime staff of five. For more information, please visit www.envelope.org.
The Vice President, Operations and Industry Service (VP) is a key staff executive of EMA, the Global Envelope Alliance (GEA) and the EMA Foundation. Overseeing the Director of Member Services, the VP serves as the number-two executive in EMA as well as Executive Director of the Foundation. As a highly regarded technical authority in its field, EMA requires of its VP a commitment to become expert in the manufacturing technologies and systems that EMA members use or might have need of in their current and future operations.
Staff liaison to the Management and Technology Committee, the Global Envelope Alliance (GEA) and providing support in developing all EMA committee agendas.
Serve as Executive Director of the EMA Foundation, providing technical support to its programs in all areas.
Support the President in providing technical support to the Strategic Long Range Planning Committee.
Oversee the work of the Director, Member Services and GEA Administrator.
Provide technical support to the EMA membership on an as needed basis.
Direct the development and implementation of appropriate human resource and administration policies and procedures
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL AREAS
A degree in business or graphic arts technology preferred, master’s degree a plus.
Financial management and reporting experience, as well as budget development
Work experience in a graphic arts association or in the graphic arts industry, supervisory experience preferred
Work experience or a close familiarity with and comfort in an association environment is highly desired
Government relations or a desire/commitment to grow professionally in this area.
Excellent computer skills, including MS Office; web development skills are a plus.
Excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills essential
Strong customer service orientation necessary to interact with members in problem solving and representing and promoting EMA in a positive, professional manner.
Ability to work effectively and comfortably at a fast pace and concurrently manage multiple priorities.
RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONALTRAITS
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interact with and relate to others, especially industry leaders and EMA staff. Must be an outreach-oriented and creative self-starter with a strong instinct/inclination to make things better. Also desired:
Technologically curious, adept and engaged
High energy, a multi-tasker who will assume the initiative
Adaptable and highly comfortable in a diversity-oriented environment
Listens to others, likes to learn, responsibly patient
High degree of comfort with and professional satisfaction in group achievement
Oriented toward close identification and affiliation with those served
Must be able and willing to travel internationally
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