Position Available: VP of Business Development and Operations

Thank You: Application Deadline has Passed


The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is looking for a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Vice President of Business Development and Operations. This position—located at our Tulsa offices—links our field staff and our services to manufacturing clients and partners across Oklahoma. The position is responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with numerous sponsors, partners and stakeholders. The ideal candidate has previous experience managing a remote field staff, along with a proven track record of effective team building and extensive knowledge of manufacturing.

The Vice President of Business Development and Operations is responsible for:

  • Executing the vision, mission and goals outlined for the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance by the President/CEO and Board of Directors
  • Day-to-day management of a field staff of 20, providing overall direction and one-on-one supervision when necessary
  • Developing services that effectively improve Oklahoma’s manufacturing ecosystem
  • Initiating, developing, and maintaining collaborative relationships with a multitude of sponsors, partners and stakeholders, while conveying the core mission of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance
  • Publicly representing and advocating for the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, including attendance of industry events and meetings
  • Working closely with the Director of Finance and President/CEO to prepare and execute annual budgets, evaluate current trends, and grow program revenue

This role requires the following qualifications and experience:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence without authority
  • Exceptionally effective leadership
  • Persuasive communications
  • Experience working collaboratively with manufacturers, academic institution, and government entities
  • Experience in managing remote staff and resources
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Extensive manufacturing knowledge

Please submit a cover letter, resume and other relative information by November 16, 2018, to: