Business Advisor- Billings
Company: Montana State University
Posted on: February 23, 2021
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Montana manufacturers succeed! The Business Advisor helps Montana
Manufacturing Extension Center ( MMEC ) support that mission by
providing growth, innovation, efficiency, compliance, and
managerial assistance. Position Number 4C1555 Department MT Mfg
Extension Center MMEC Division College of Engineering Appointment
Type Professional Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other,
specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Exempt Union
Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE 1.0 Benefits
Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and
qualifications. Contract Type LOA If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open General Statement The Montana Manufacturing
Extension Center's (MMEC's) mission is to grow Montana's economy by
helping manufacturers succeed. We accomplish this goal by providing
growth, innovation, efficiency, compliance and managerial
assistance to Montana manufacturers for a fee. MMEC is an outreach
of the College of Engineering at Montana State University. Field
Offices are located in Bozeman, Billings, Butte, Helena, Great
Falls, Kalispell and Missoula, and serve the entire state. This
position will be based in Billings, working independently from an
office in one of our partner agencies. The territory will include
the entire State of Montana. Duties and Responsibilities
- Sell and deliver growth, innovation, efficiency, compliance and
managerial consulting services to Montana manufacturers.
- Proactively develop relationships with prospective and existing
clients, assess clients' needs, determine strategies and action
plans resulting in written proposals for contracted services with
- Write and review reports, and track and report project progress
and develop and manage third party delivery experts.
- Develop appropriate educational materials and present public
training workshops and seminars.
- Prepare end-of-project survey tools and effectively assist
clients in completing post-project surveys that result in
significant economic impact.
- Provide thought leadership through written articles, online and
in-person presentations, and other appropriate communication
methods Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge
- Demonstrated experience with progressively increasing levels of
responsibility in improving manufacturing operations.
- Experience with business development or prospecting and
consultative questioning, advising and presentation skills.
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or other relevant
field from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent
combination of education and/or experience. Preferred
Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing systems design,
analysis and continuous improvement, manufacturing processes and
equipment, lean manufacturing concepts, quality management systems,
six sigma concepts, waste reduction, emission reduction, safety
management, and product design as it relates to manufacturing.
- Master's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology from
an accredited engineering program.
- Master's degree in Business from an accredited business
- Relevant licensing or industry recognized certifications.
- Experience in automation/industry 4.0, additive manufacturing,
industrial marketing, plant management, technical sales, food
safety or product development using Solid Works software.
- Computer-literate and comfortable using Microsoft Office and a
CRM system to manage sales activity including customer visits,
opportunities, project costs, and account information. The
Successful Candidate Will
- Utilize business development skills to develop strong
relationships with and obtain signed project agreements from the
owners and managers of manufacturing facilities throughout the
state of Montana.
- Have the ability to work as a productive member of a team of
professionals that seeks to advance manufacturing in the State of
- Possess the ability to identify manufacturing, business and
engineering problems and then formulate multiple solutions for
solving them, demonstrating your skills and abilities, as well as
those of your team and the MEP National Network.
- Be a self-starter who can work independently to identify, plan,
organize, manage and execute projects.
- Possess the ability to grow your network of partners and
prospects through networking and other outreach methods (including
- Have excellent human relations skills, evidence of good
judgment, flexibility and innovativeness to respond to the needs of
a wide variety of clients.
- Possess communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
necessary to lead others and deal effectively with a diverse group
of customers at all levels of the company. Position Special
Requirements/Additional Information Continuation of employment is
contingent upon availability of funding
Position will be based in Billings, Montana.
Position requires frequent travel by rental car or own vehicle
throughout the State of Montana, including occasional overnight
Must possess currently, or be eligible to obtain, a valid State of
Montana Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record
(less than 12 points), or have other reliable means of
transportation. Must have access to a vehicle to use for work
(mileage will be reimbursed), and have minimum vehicle liability
insurance. Do NOT send a copy of the driver's license.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive
statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a
general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts
Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this job at any time. Physical Demands To
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without
reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This position has supervisory duties? No Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search Position
End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on March 1, 2021; however,
applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate
applicant pool has been established. Special Instructions Diversity
Statement Montana State University values diverse perspectives and
is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an
inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes
the importance of work-life integration and strives to be
responsive to the needs of dual career couples .
Montana State University is committed to providing a working and
learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the
University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or
conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its
employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's
race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the
uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's
status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status,
pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information,
gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In
support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse,
applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons
with disabilities are highly encouraged.
Montana State University makes accommodation for any known
disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to
compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform
the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the
Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University,
Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; email@example.com .
In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act,
MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled
veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim
veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference
information located in the Demographics section of your
MSU 's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance
Procedures can be located on the MSU Website:
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