FloridaMakes has two openings for a Business Advisor (BA), one located in Central Florida and one in Southeast Florida. The successful BA will have operational and financial expertise in manufacturing.
The Business Advisor works to increase FloridaMakes and the affiliated Manufacturer’s Association’s market positions and financial growth. This person builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions.
The Business Advisor will have manufacturing and operational expertise that can guide client firms through a comprehensive assessment of the strategy, a discovery process to identify opportunities for growth, and connectivity to public and private service providers to assist them along their development pathway.
The two positions are located in Central and Southeast Florida, and the employee will be expected to work out of their home. Travel will be extensive in both areas, with occasional travel throughout the state or nationally.
The employee uses computer and telephone equipment and will have extensive travel driving his/her car. The employee may be required to staff a trade show booth and conduct or participate in plant tours. The employee may be subject to low to moderate noise levels during plant tours, and maybe, infrequently, be exposed to fumes or airborne particles during these tours.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Business Advisor, while reporting to the Chief Operating Officer of FloridaMakes, is part of the Manufacturer’s Association Team. This position is not expected to have supervisory responsibility.
The successful candidate will have five years P&L experience and ten years of progressive experience in manufacturing. Business development, consultative sales, finance and/or engineering experience is a plus.
The candidate will have a BA/BS in a related field or demonstrated equivalent experience. A master’s degree is a plus.
Compensation is based on experience. FloridaMakes offers a suite of medical plans, a 401K plan, other benefits, and has a generous time-off policy.
FloridaMakes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, marital status or veteran status.
FloridaMakes provides improvement solutions to manufacturers to increase both top and bottom-line growth. We deliver innovative assessment, training and consulting services customized to meet the specific needs of our clients. Clients include all manufacturers in the state of Florida, with a focus on small-to-mid-size firms. FloridaMakes is the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership center in Florida and is a non-profit partnership of federal, state, and private industry (www.floridamakes.com).
FloridaMakes, headquartered in Orlando, FL, partners with regional manufacturers associations to provide services to manufacturers throughout the entire State. Business Advisors are co-located with these partners to leverage and enhance the services provided.