As a member of the senior team, the Social Enterprise (SE) Director provides leadership and direction in the successful operation of a robust social enterprise business, Bright Endeavors (BE). At BE we manufacture soy candles, while providing job training. The SE Director must balance business development and revenue goals with the equally important mission of providing job training and paid employment to young moms (16-24). In partnership with the Assistant Director of Workforce Development, the SE Director will ensure job training goals align with the operations of a growing social enterprise. S/he will lead the strategic vision to increase revenue year-over-year through continuous business development, cost savings, performance review, and R&D for new social enterprise opportunities.
Provide leadership, strategic vision, and daily oversight to manufacturing logistics and sales of products.
Identify and implement project management tools best suited for a state-of-the art manufacturing facility, ensuring production improvements and cost efficiencies.
Collaborate closely with Workforce Development team to establish consistent workflow, identify production gaps, and training needs for participants.
Fully integrate and optimize Salesforce database.
Hire, train, coach, and manage SE team, evaluating against program benchmarks and measured growth.
Ensure quality control of products from the production floor to the customer.
Be a brand ambassador, advancing our position in markets, and in partnerships.
Collaborate with consultants to advance business goals.
Present monthly sales targets, margins, key accounts and prospects to senior leadership and stakeholders as needed.
Provide leadership in continuous improvement process for existing products.
Leverage a new enterprise brand that better positions our products in wholesale markets.
Continuously assess market viability of current and potential product lines.
New Moms’ Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including health, dental, vision, FSA, disability, and life insurance; matching on retirement savings up to 3%; 16 paid holidays; and generous paid time off. We also offer several unique benefits to New Moms: discounts on Bright Endeavors products, free spiritual direction services, and half days on Fridays in the summer.
The successful candidate will possess:
Commitment to and passion for the New Moms and Bright Endeavors mission.
Willing to learn and adopt a Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based practices that integrates harm reduction, motivational interviewing, executive skills and positive youth development for young moms.
Bachelor’s degree required, PMP desired. MBA preferred.
Minimum of 3 years each of business / social enterprise experience, manufacturing leadership, and supervisory experience required.
Three to five years financial experience in small to mid-size business.
Experience with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and Salesforce a plus.
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, projects and deadlines concurrently.
Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team model, and/or independently.
Must have a valid driver’s license, valid insurance, safe driving record, and access to a car / or ability to use public transportation.
About Bright Endeavors
Our mission is to express the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with all they need to transform their lives.