Stanford University Global LLC is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Seed Business Transformation Advisor for South Asia. The Business Transformation Advisor will be remotely based in Kolkata, West Bengal, or other major cities in India and South Asia.
Building on Stanford's decades-long history of educating innovators in Silicon Valley, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) brings this innovative mindset and practical business training to entrepreneurs in Africa and India.
The 12-month-long Seed Transformation Program (STP) curriculum is customized for founders and senior leaders of high-potential small and medium-sized companies in developing economies who have the potential to, and are committed to, growing and scaling their businesses.
During fourcurriculum cycles, leaders/founders will be exposed to, and deploy, tools and methodologies to help grow and transform their businesses.
In seeking transformative growth of businesses, traditional and virtual classroom learning is not enough. That is why the STP program is built to be highly interactive and to allow leaders to both discover and apply the tools and methodologies that will help them transform their businesses.
As part of each learning cycle, leaders/founders will share their learning with their management teams through Stanford Seed facilitated workshops. Leaders and their teams will also work on projects designed to plan for the growth and scale of their companies. By the end of the curriculum, each leader/founder will complete a Transformation Capstone: a plan for the growth and scale of the leader's business.
The successful candidate will have the responsibility to:
- Translate the intensive curriculum of value chain operations, accounting, strategy/ organizational design, finance, marketing, governance, and other related fields delivered during the Stanford Transformation program (STP) into practical insight for leaders and management teams of small to mid-sized companies in South Asia.
- Lead Stanford designed innovative workshops and integrated curriculum related to growth and scale on-site and virtually with STP participant leaders and their team members
- Organize and facilitate frequent Seed leader network meetings, approximately seven business leaders.
- Collaborate with Stanford Seed to maximize the impact of meetings over time and help assess program efficacy.
- Monitor productivity and progress of STP participants and evaluate performance.
- Provide strategic and pragmatic advising related to assigned projects (curriculum-based) that business leaders and their teams complete and that build to a holistic plan for growth and scale of their business.
- Advise clients and provide feedback on projects to assigned company leaders.
- Manage relationship development with company leader participants.
- Utilize a toolbox developed by Stanford faculty and Seed coaches, inspire and motivate company owners and leaders to develop a plan to transform their companies to the next level of success.
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Four-year college degree in management, business administration, economics, statistics, or related field at an accredited university required.
- Master's degree in business, organizational design, leadership, or project management at an accredited university strongly preferred.
- Seven or more years of relevant business management experience in a small to mid-sized company, or within a division of a large company, preferably in South Asia.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- An advanced level of fluent English skills both oral and written, including active listening and interpersonal skills needed to work with a broad range of individuals.
- Must be passionate about transforming small to mid-sized companies in South Asia.
- Ability to inspire others to act boldly to succeed in their chosen business or industry.
- Must have strong facilitation skills.
- Advanced knowledge of Indian culture, history, and business etiquette.
- Ability to remain effective under extreme pressure with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
- Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to influence and motivate communities across multiple organizational boundaries.
- Highly collaborative style that encourages others to work in partnership with staff, company leaders, and their teams.
Seed is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative that's working to end the cycle of global poverty. We believe that business is one of the most powerful engines of change to move developing economies to greater prosperity. To maximize our impact, we're working on multiple fronts and across multiple horizons. Seed is training business leaders in developing economies, inspiring Stanford students to become globally engaged leaders, and supporting critical research that can lead to breakthrough solutions.
For more information about the Seed program, please visit https://seed.stanford.edu
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.