Business Network Director

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3 months ago(4/29/2021 5:20 PM)


The Business Network Director is a business content expert, strategic advisor and business operations partner for the assigned Business Network. Partners with members and management associates to develop, design, market and manage network opportunities on behalf of YPO and provide unique solutions to address improved member retention and engagement.


  • Strategic advisor to business network chair and the business network on network offerings.
  • Proactively guides and supports Business Network Chairs in developing, establishing, presenting, and implementing strategic plans and annual goals for the business networks being supported.
  • Partners with Network Community Managers on the development of and on-going management of a world class virtual community platform to drive member to member engagement within assigned business network(s); includes “only in YPO” content, dynamic discussion board and more.
  • Responsible for business network health metrics including the review of financial health of assigned business networks.
  • Collaborates with Networks leadership for strategic alignment with the business network council and the Network Committee on governance and goals to ensure alignment across all Networks.
  • Collaborates with Corporate Services for the delivery of high-quality business network events (in-person and virtual).
  • Collaborates with Marcom on the development of an effective and efficient communications plan then implements with both the business network leadership and others across the management organization.
  • Forecasts and manages business network operational budget.
  • Manages and responds to day-to-day requests from business network chairs, the assigned business network, and management team.
  • Ensures succession plans are in place for the named positions on the executive committee and that every officer is on boarded, trained and receives support to perform their role in the assigned business network.
  • Facilitates sharing of best practices across Networks as well as inter-department sharing.
  • Oversees the process, collection of submissions, and judging for any relevant functional awards including those for further submission for international awards.
  • In collaboration with Strategic Alliances, recruit strategic partners, vendors, and champions to support/enhance Only-in-YPO experiences.
  • Leads global webinars, develops and reviews associated content and materials, and may support the development and execution of relevant functional workshops as assigned at annual global leadership conference.
  • May support YPO committees by sharing or providing relevant data/reports and participation in periodic calls and meetings, as needed.
  • Orients and advises members of each Business Network annually following membership/Business Network renewal.
  • Leads the delivery of the highest quality customer service to the Business Network and the Region.
  • Manages ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Actively supports YPOs One Team approach by breaking down silos and engaging peers cross-collaboratively to share and learn best practices, business process, etc.



  • Proven business professional with experience working alongside chief executives and managing committee dynamics.
  • Relevant experience managing budgets and cross-functional resources.
  • 7+ years’ managing workload in a dynamic and agile global environment that includes travel.
  • 5+ years’ dedicated account management and/or high-end level customer service delivery experience.
  • Successful track record managing projects and working with remote teams.
  • Subject matter expertise of the relevant business network preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing events and/or learning programs preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Negotiation or dispute resolution training preferred
  • Coaching or mentoring certification preferred
  • Association or Event Planning certification helpful


YPO is an equal opportunity employer. YPO takes pride in supporting a diverse workforce and demonstrates this through its policies and practices. YPO does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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