Director, Northern Europe / Germany

Morgan Healey Retained Assignment 

About the Optical Society: 

Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development.

Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.

Scope of Activities:

The Director, OSA Europe, is responsible for developing, building and sustaining relationships and connections with OSA members and customers in northern Europe. The individual’s focus will be on implementing the stated strategic direction for the OSA European office and increasing volunteer engagement across all of the major OSA programs within Europe.

Position Summary:

The Director, OSA Europe works with all pertinent internal and external stakeholders to achieve greater volunteer engagement in the European market, specifically northern Europe. The individual in this position will develop and cultivate relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders, including, but not limited to members, librarians, government officials, volunteers, companies and OSA’s European based partners. Success will be measured by increased engagement levels with specific stakeholder groups from the current base level as specified in the Success Metrics section of the European Office Business Plan.

This employee will, with the direction and support of the home office, serve as a face of OSA in Europe. He/she will need to be successful in building relationships not only with external customers and partners, but also with the society staff based in the US.

As one of the two primary contacts and front line role for growing OSA’s engagement and visibility in Europe, this position will travel frequently to visit members of the community, institutions, agencies and other sites of interest to OSA as well as participate in and network at conferences.

This is an exciting role for the Society as they continue to build out their outreach in Europe adding to the additional hire last year. This role would suit a candidate that is outgoing, well networked and able to act as an ambassadorial figure for the Society, building strong relationships and raising the Society's profile within Europe

Skills & Experience:

  • Seven to ten years or more of relevant experience in business development and working with a scientific society
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Higher level degree in science or engineering preferred.
  • Multilingual would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate positive engagement with the community and other OSA staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate positive engagement with volunteers and staff
  • Effective written and oral communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines, coordinate details and work independently required.
  • Proven organizational and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with US based colleagues in a timely manner from a remote location. 
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • High energy level.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles. 
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications. 
  • Ability to travel 40-50% of the time required.

Regional Manager/Director

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Our client, a global professional information company, requires a new Regional Manager/Director to oversee the Romania office operations and manage a team of 30 people. 

We are looking for a strong leader with experience of at least 4 years experience managing a team of 30 plus people in a related industry (software development and support or professional services).

You would need to relate with everyone in the team and work with their respective managers to foster mentoring, appropriate rewards systems, appropriate operating rules for the Romanian location, etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mentor, guide and coach staff, the ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator and team builder within a matrixed organization
  • Continuously evaluate team performance, plans corrective actions and co-ordinates process improvements
  • Ensure that all legislation and regulations are met
  • Responsible for bridging cultural communication
  • Hiring, and development of local staff
  • Budget responsibilities within the region and in conjunction with the corporate finance staff
  • Leads and manages by example, is someone who others want to work for and be inspired by Ensure team are compliant with processes and responsibilities 

Skill & Experience: 

  • Understanding of software technology projects and agile development
  • Prior knowledge of working in software development and support and/or professional services role
  • Fluency in English & Romanian  
  • Possess business acumen and an attitude of continuous improvement; can demonstrate successful change management experience
  • Strong operational leader
  • Team player, able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate information
  • Experience leading and working in a large multi-functional team with direct/indirect reports