We are helping BIMA, Britain's leading digital community, identify a Managing Director to join them and drive their growth across the UK. Their mission is to drive innovation and excellence across the industry by being great connectors, thought leaders, champions and change makers determining the shape of Britain's digital economy.
About the role
The successful candidate will lead BIMA and enjoy the backing of some of the digital industry's biggest names. The incumbent of this role will work closely with BIMA's Central Council to shape and deliver the organisation's strategy, and will benefit from significant support from Council members. This role includes management responsibility for the internal BIMA team (5 staff members).
The role is full time and will include evening work attending events and may include UK or international travel. Flexible working will be considered for the right candidate. The position reports to the BIMA Presidents.
BIMA's Managing Director is responsible for the growth and operational leadership of the organisation. It's an exciting time to take up the reins of the organisation. BIMA is one year into the delivery of its strategic plan and the incoming MD will have responsibility for seeing this work through and continuing to evolve and strengthen the organisation's vision.
Key activities & responsibilities
Acting as a strong advocate and focal point for BIMA in the industry
Strategic planning in association with the BIMA Presidents and Central Council, and ownership for operational decision-making, planning and delivery
Proactively driving the on-going vision of the organisation, leading by example and encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit within the team
Spearheading financial growth and building organisational reserves and stability
Commercial and budgetary responsibility, ensuring business profitability, managing reporting and forecasting processes
Overseeing BIMA's commercial objectives to ensure opportunities for new business are developed, pursued and converted
Responsibility for a programme of events, content and services to drive value to members
Driving membership benefit and broadening engagement from members, with a particular focus on improving retention rates
Navigating and staying a step ahead of an evolving industry
Skills & experience
Director-level experience is desirable, and experience in successfully leading teams is essential
Thorough understanding of the digital industry in the UK is desirable but not essential, as is prior experience in or knowledge of a membership organisation
Creative and strategic thinker with the ability to grasp key industry influences and apply this thinking to develop services that will support BIMA's membership
Ability to keep moving parts in play with numerous stakeholders, whilst staying focused on big picture goals
Exceptional relationship builder with the ability to operate at a senior and strategic level with key stakeholders and help resolve issues smoothly and effectively
Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt the tone and style as appropriate to the audience
Internal communications skills suited to aligning teams and creating a joined-up business
Adept problem solving skills, with the ability to understand issues and offer solutions
Naturally outgoing, charismatic, a confident public speaker
Commercial focus and entrepreneurial drive
Excellent people manager with an ability to inspire, motivate, mentor and build commitment
Self-starter who is confident in their own abilities and decision making
this is a fantastic role with bags of scope to make a real and meaningful impact for BIMA's community of 300 and growing businesses across the UK.