Overview

Executive Strategic Advisor to the Global CEO

The Opportunity 

At Living Goods, we have experienced a significant period of growth over the last four years. To continue this trajectory, we’re searching for a highly qualified Strategic Advisor to work closely with our Executive Team. The successful candidate will be a strategic advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, supporting short, medium, and multi-year strategic planning, and will have an impact on Living Good’s productivity, streamlining strategic initiatives, troubleshooting, and facilitation of strategy execution.

The Executive Strategic Advisor shall;

On behalf of the CEO, oversee strategic business planning and initiatives from development through successful execution in collaboration with Global Leadership and Management teams, ensuring a connected rhythm of strategy, planning, and review processes followed by all units (functions and countries).
Provide ongoing support to the CEO on general organization tactical execution issues so as to enable her to focus on more strategic challenges and better optimize the use of time.
Act as an analyst and decision-framer on one hand, and project manager, change agent, and coach on the other to ensure the CEOs’ involvement in project or decision-making processes takes place at key times, where her input and authority are most needed.
Monitoring and reporting specific initiatives/projects to the executive office ensuring consistency with Living Goods strategy, commitments, and goals. He/she will have proven experience in a business/program management role, with a special focus on executive-level advising and interdepartmental collaboration to enable leadership success.
Lead, coach, and support teams in the generation of strategic as well as operational plans and develop reports and other communication materials for our targeted internal and external audiences

Your Charge

Lead the annual strategic planning process for the organization supporting the Global Executive Team (GET) – resulting in robust strategic plans that are approved and communicated to key stakeholders and staff effectively.
Lead (where required), track, and report on strategic organization initiatives and plans and major change initiatives from development through successful execution under the guidance of the CEO and Executive team.
Support the CEO in reviewing the implementation of strategic plans, monitoring issues, and keeping track until resolved. Plan and at times facilitate executive leadership meetings/retreats to ensure they are highly productive.
Oversee steering committees and decision-making forums, to ensure they are working effectively and ensure where the CEO chairs, that input, and recommendations from all internal staff members are prepared to a high standard and reviewed in a timely manner to ensure the meetings are as productive as possible.
Create and review dashboards for key performance indicators for the whole organization.
Improve current processes and coordinate organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and productivity. Build and develop relationships with all employees for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and help to define new operational strategies, working with CEO and executives on special strategic projects.
Assist the CEO in developing and writing compelling plans, reports, presentations, speeches, and publications.
Develop plans for managing crisis and works with the Global Executive Team to address the specifics of an emergency.
Responsible for leading & coordinating all administrative tasks within the CEO’s office and ensures the efficient running of the CEO’s office including coordinating the duties and responsibilities of the Executive Administrative Assistant and any other essential support staff in the CEO’s office.
Adaptability & ability to prioritize the numerous changes and demands. Given the highly confidential nature of the role, it requires the ability to generate and instill trust within the organization while maintaining exceptional levels of confidentiality.

 Education & Experience

Master’s degree in Business Administration or similar field
Over 10 years experience in a similar organization in a consultancy, or program management role
Experience writing compelling business plans and reports
Experience with data analysis
Experience with budget management
Nimble business mind with a focus on developing creative solutions
Strong project reporting skills, with a focus on interdepartmental facilitation and communication​​​​​​.

Skills and Attributes

Proven creative thinker with strong business acumen and attention to detail
Proven experience in organizing and directing multiple teams and departments
Analysis;
Strong ability to Analyse, Synthesize, and to Relate trends, behaviors and a wide range of internal and external data and variables.
Confidence in using statistics and financial information jointly with intuition and judgment.
The ability to approach and analyze situations from different perspectives, assessing the impact on each part of the chain.
Experience in planning and leading strategic initiatives
Translating strategy into action for the organization as a whole and the Functional/Country Teams
Strong leadership skills, executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity.
Proven problem solver who can make clear-headed decisions even under pressure
Strong interpersonal skills and a knack for collaboration across diverse teams
Energetic leader with excellent communication skills a positive attitude and a go-getter drive.
Research ability. You have experience conducting powerful secondary research.
Humility. We are looking for passionate leaders with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and annual performance bonus pay opportunity.  This is an opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly.  Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

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About Living Goods

At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of 'Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women. Living Goods supports a network of over 2,000 micro-entrepreneurs in Uganda and Kenya who teach families in their communities how to improve health and well-being while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook-stoves, and solar lights. As part of the Branch Team, you will play a key role in supporting Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to deliver high quality health care to their communities and generate sales of critical products.