I want to introduce you to a well-established organisation that is currently transforming. The Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia
is a peak industry body of some 40 years’ standing servicing over 1,000 members from the trade, industry and education sectors across
Australia and New Zealand. Known as the MLAA they provide advice, advocacy, forge networks, and act as connectors. Working to ensure
all members recognise and meet the highest standards required to safeguard and promote their industry. With a new Board at the helm, this
organisation is poised to flourish as they guide members through fast-evolving technology and market needs. In the new year we are seeking a
CEO with the vision and energy to take this Not-for-Profit Member organisation to the next level.
Let me begin by giving you a picture of an industry that is fast changing. With new technologies coming to the fore, industry professionals are needing to adapt and come to grips with new competition, changing customer behaviours, and the need to stay contemporary. They need to educate themselves, develop new skills and leverage their industry association to help them increase their relevance, brand exposure and in turn grow their businesses. All the while not losing sight of the skills and services that have been the backbone of the industry for decades. As CEO you will be playing a pivotal role in managing this!
You will work closely with the Board, who are business owners with considerable industry knowledge across all sectors. You will be part of the executive team managing all day-to-day operations and advising on strategy, planning and new initiatives that will enable you to deliver the required growth. You will need to attract and retain members by establishing an Association that remains relevant! The Board recognises the need for the CEO to have strong advocacy skills. You will certainly drive opportunities to become the MLAA champion, advocating at government level and communicating the Association’s vision to its members and external stakeholders.
Naturally as CEO you have responsibility for the commercial business, paying attention to the business disciplines, accountabilities, processes, systems, and controls. Including guaranteeing quality supply of bespoke products to the membership base. You will lead a small, but highly effective staff, in daily operations. Empowering them through the calendar year as they service members’ needs. There is certainly a need to get out into the regions and become the face of the organisation. You will also direct and uphold the high ethical standards the Association represents. Sounding interesting to you?
So now about you! We envisage you will be tertiary qualified, an experienced CEO or senior leader with a proven track record of delivering commercially focused results. You will engage with the team and Board, and are accustomed to taking the lead and establishing the way forward. You bring a transformational leadership style, people naturally turn to you – and you just get things done. Whilst you may not necessarily originate from this sector itself, we envisage you will be curious enough to become comfortable with the products and services of our members, including mechanical locks and locksmithing, and understanding the opportunities and challenges in the electronic security space. In addition, this role comes with an expectation that you will ‘grow’ your own network in order to maintain your strategic focus on goals. You will have a well-honed advocacy capability and the gravitas to bring others along on the journey.
The new CEO will be rewarded with a dynamic role where you can establish this organisation as a market leading group. On offer is a competitive six figure salary and an exciting and flexible role. We are not so concerned about where you come from, but rather the skills you bring and your ability to influence outcomes. The Board and team are planning a big start to the New Year!
Phew, a lot more detail than normal, but then this is not a normal role. More questions? Feel free to contact MLAA National President Martin Coote on 0417 283 425.
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