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Chief of Staff Strategy Research New Business Innovation

Company: Home / Office Furnishings, Grand Rapids, MI
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Who we are: Company was founded as an office furniture maker, and we've evolved into the international leader in workplace solutions. We apply our insights to the intersection of space, technology, and furniture, helping individuals and teams in leading companies around the world to be more successful at work. We pursue innovation, strive for sustainability and develop insights in every part of our business. Why people choose to work with us : You are ready to work on meaningful questions and business problems. You will have the opportunity to work across a diverse set of business areas and with a broad group of people across Company as well as externally. You will be active with the senior leadership team. What you will be doing: As a Chief of Staff, you play a key enabling and facilitating role acting with, and on behalf of, the VP. You will help provide strategic and operational leadership by enabling and facilitating strategy, communications, and project work across this team, with Company employees, and in collaboration with other important stakeholders so that the group achieves its strategic objectives. You will play a significant role in team strategy and planning work. Manage the strategy and planning process including key events such as three-year planning, annual operating plan, and support for working sessions to develop these outputs. Partner closely with HR business partner and Finance business partner through this process. You will also be active in the leadership team’s communications discussions. Provide VP and senior leaders with input, will support strategic decision framing, and will aid execution planning. Manages the cadence of leadership review meetings and other strategic communications within the group to ensure information is shared across teams and locations. Will act as proxy for VP with external audiences and represent the VP and the team internally. Who you are: You are curious. You are eager to learn. You are excited to collaborate and work with others to achieve goals. You are equally excited by helping shape strategy and direction as well as by ensuring successful implementation. You want to be a change agent. Required Experience Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA a plus. Minimum 2-3 years professional experience. Knowledge of Company business processes or the ability to learn these processes quickly. Ability to build trust and strong working relationships with leaders and business functions. Project management experience. Ability to work effectively on projects by understanding varying business models and different cultural perspectives. Ability to multi-task well and re-prioritize coupled with strong time management skills. High integrity and ethical standards for dealing with sensitive and confidential information. Ability to keep multiple projects in flight, on time and on budget. Excellent presentation skills and written and verbal communication skills for interaction with all levels of internal/external customers. Strong attention to detail and a systems thinker. Diplomacy skills with an equal balance between hard and soft skills.

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