Job Announcement - Vice President of Products Sales - Girl Scouts of Western Washington
VP of Product Sales (Seattle or DuPont)
$55,248 per year, full-time with excellent benefits
At Girl Scouts we know that given the opportunity, every girl can become a leader with the courage to act on her values, develop the ability to make clear decisions, and acquire the self-confidence to make a difference in the world around her. Girl Scouts helps girls grow courageous and strong through girl-driven programs, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of girls.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington (www.GirlScoutsWW.org) is currently seeking an experienced retail, operations, marketing or sales manager to oversee the organization’s product sales in the role of the Vice President of Product Sales. This new position develops strategic plans and manages the tactical execution of all aspects of the Girl Scouts product sales programs. They will oversee an experienced product sales team of staff and volunteers and work collaboratively across departments to ensure the successful execution of the annual product sales campaign. The funds generated through the spring Girl Scout Cookie Sale and the fall nuts and candy sale are critical to the organization’s fundraising efforts. Participation in this program is an important money earning activity for the girls. More importantly, these sales programs support skill and leadership development in girls. The five skills girls learn from this program are goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
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Develop and direct the implementation of an innovative, successful product sales program that supports the strategic plan and is consistent with a quality program based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).
Research and recommend new sales and marketing strategies that will increase cookie sales, such as cookie rallies and cookie costumes, as well as involve Girl Scouts in their implementation.
Develops and administers, in conjunction with Chief Development Officer, an annual operating budget for product sales, including income and expense projections.
Develops and implements, in conjunction with council partners, effective strategies for achieving financial goals for all annual product sales campaigns.
Develop strong working relationship with vendor partners, including negotiating contracts with bakery and other vendor partners.
Acts as a critical thinker and innovator, challenging the way things are done to achieve growth and profitability.
In partnership with Marketing and Communications, designs and implements a comprehensive marketing plan for the annual product sales program.
Collaborates with other teams to ensure that the product sales program experience for girls incorporates effective goal setting, is innovative, includes participation from all pathways and provides experiential learning and ties to the leadership outcomes.
Recruit, train and supervise a core team (of volunteers and staff) to promote, support and carry out the work of the product sales program.
Works closely with Marketing and Communications to disseminate information to the community about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and product sales program activities, as well as interpret the benefits of the product sale to the community.
Oversees inventory management and logistical planning. Seeks greater efficiencies and cost savings.
In partnership with the finance team, oversees the collections of all product sales funds and ensures that all delinquent accounts are settled.
Establishes and monitors an effective recognition program for volunteers, girls and parents.
Creates and implements safety and risk management plans, and provides support for crisis management related to the product sales.
Inspires others and ensures outstanding customer service at all levels.
Ensures that diversity and pluralism are embraced and incorporated into the work of the council.
Other duties as assigned.
· Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field, or equivalent education and relevant work experience required
· 5 - 7 years’ experience in business operations, retail, marketing and/or sales
· 3-5 years’ experience supervisory experience with the ability to coach and motivate staff and volunteers
· Demonstrated experience identifying and implementing business operating improvements, negotiating contracts and developing agreements
· Proven experience with product distribution and shipping
· Demonstrated business background in an environment where cross-functional experience is required for success
· Experience successfully managing a sales or marketing team strongly preferred
· Experience in volunteer management strongly preferred
· Experience in development and administration of budgets and work plans
· Excellent public speaking and writing skills
· Skilled in Outlook, Word, Excel and Access or other database program. Donor Perfect experience preferred
· Strong interpersonal skills to ensure effective interactions with individuals at all levels and backgrounds
· Effective communicator with the capacity to collaborate with others and be a team player.
· Possess effective meeting management skills
· Knowledge of and/or experience in sales, marketing, and project management skills
· Excellent public speaking and writing skills
· Availability to work varied hours, including nights and weekends as necessary
· Effective conflict resolution skills
· Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines, work independently, take initiative and maintain confidentiality in a fast paced and challenging work environment
· Valid Washington State drivers license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance, or the ability to fulfill timely and extensive travel requirements across widespread regional geography
· Satisfactory results from criminal background search
About Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Girl Scouts is for every girl and we are committed to serving girls who face sometimes overwhelming obstacles through programs such as Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, serving the daughters of women in prison, Girl Scouts Fostering A Future, serving girls who are in foster care, Girl Scouting in the School Day meeting with girls in area elementary and middle schools and Skills For Life, serving girls in low income housing communities, many of whom are new to this country. We currently serve over 26,000 girls in partnership with nearly 13,000 volunteers throughout seventeen counties in western Washington. In addition to our headquarters, we operate field offices located in Bellevue, Bremerton, DuPont, Marysville, as well as six camp properties: Camp Lyle Mcleod and Camp St. Albans near Belfair, Camp Robbinswold on the Hood Canal, Camp Evergreen near Longview, Camp Klahanee near Hoquiam and Camp River Ranch, near Carnation.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington staff is committed to upholding the following values in our work:
Diversity • Balance • Fun • Dependability • Stewardship • Respect • Integrity • Transparency • Collaboration • Innovation • Dynamic
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Doug Kimura, SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
601 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Girl Scouting builds girls
of courage, confidence,
and character who make
the world a better place.
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