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Executive Vice President #2126mn

Posted Monday, August 16

Organization

Ayres Associates

Location

Minneapolis

Salary / Compensation

Varies

Description

Leadership @ Ayres: Leadership is built on teamwork and collaboration – allowing us to evolve our timeless principles, advance our practices, and develop our people to meet the needs of a growing marketplace. We work hard to foster an inclusive environment with a strong sense of shared purpose, allowing our employee-owners to feel valued, encouraged, and engaged in sharing ideas and doing meaningful work.

To continue this mission, we’re looking for an Executive Vice President with an external focus. Your business acumen, strong relationships with clients, and knowledge of various technical markets/services will allow you to seamlessly align our growth, messaging, and people strategy to ensure we are poised to compete and serve a diverse marketplace.

Note: There is only one position available with the option of multiple office locations based on preference.

Who You Are:

◦Leader – You thrive on creating meaningful relationships that allow you to work across service lines and culturally and geographically dispersed teams. You understand the importance of balancing people with process to make decisions and accomplish success as a team.

◦Strategic – You approach work with a consulting mindset and enjoy thinking differently about solutions – creative, organizational, and operational. You intuitively know when it’s time to bring the conversation to next steps and delegate appropriately.

◦Inclusive – You naturally contribute to an environment that supports employees and have the confidence needed to champion topics related to social responsibility.

◦Flexible – You are comfortable pivoting and adapting as the needs of the business change. Your flexible workstyle allows you to think outside the box and adjust to organizational needs.

Opportunities You’ll Have:

◦Owner of the company and a member of a four-person executive team that sets the vision and direction of the corporation.

◦Build external relationships and pursue strategic marketplace partnerships. Your fortitude fuels your ability to make opportunities happen – geographic, market, or service related.

◦Collaborate with leaders across the firm to align and advance our business and people strategy based on marketplace, workforce, and organizational needs.

◦Oversee and champion the messages of Ayres and equip our organization to deliver through various channels and audiences, ensuring we will no longer be the best kept secret.

◦Design and assess thought-provoking and sought-after internal training and programs to maximize career development, employee engagement, and marketplace demand.

◦Pursue acquisition opportunities and oversee the integration of the companies.

Required Qualifications:

◦A bachelor’s degree that has equipped you to think critically and creatively.

◦Experience in engineering, geospatial, planning, architecture, or technical sciences marketplace.

A minimum of 15 years of experience in the following areas:

◦Proven track record of success in leading a company or business unit in growth strategy of marketplace and service and being accountable for the financial performance.

◦Creating synergy, building relationships, and collaborating with colleagues to accomplish company-wide initiatives.

◦Developing external strategic partnerships.

◦Holding leadership roles in professional or business organizations.

◦Willingness to travel to any location as required to meet the strategic growth objectives and other Ayres’ needs.

◦Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Desired Skills and Experience

◦An MBA or registered professional in engineering, architecture, planning, survey, or technical sciences.

◦Ability to build trust with others at all levels – you tend to form genuine partnerships with others very quickly and lead with a team-orientated approach.

◦Strong business acumen and experience with Traction (EOS system).

◦A desire to champion our culture and build the Ayres brand nationally.

◦Proven success in meeting goals and objectives to achieve the ultimate outcome.

◦Enjoy balancing big picture and tactical execution with an ability to think outside the box to generate creative ideas and inspire our team to do the same.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, People with Disabilities.

Contact

Danielle Kretz
7158317542
kretzd@ayresassociates.com