Experience and Requirements
The CPO will have 10 - 15 years or more of overall leadership experience, much of it with a definitive focus on business process improvement and maximizing personnel assets in a service-based operating environment with revenue of $400MM+. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to successfully manage and control fast growth for profitable businesses, and will be highly effective at building, recruiting, retaining and motivating teams. Senior enough to have interfaced with high level clients and agency professionals numerous times and, yet still high-energy and hungry for the next triumph, the successful candidate will be a best-in-class thinker, doer, and leader.
Hands-on and personally driven, the successful candidate will also be very effective at building consensus and generating excitement and enthusiasm for new initiatives. This person will have a focus and ownership on getting the job and tasks (both short and long term) complete.
Our new CPO must have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and will be particularly strong at building relationships with constituencies both inside and outside the agency. The successful candidate will quickly win the confidence not only of peers, but of every direct report and external client as well.
Our new CPO must embrace that BDA succeeds or fails based on its ability to create, innovate, and deliver excellent service while showing cost-savings and value for its clients. The CPO must be able to drive the bottom line, focus activities to be a low-cost procurer, and yet be flexible and cognizant enough to understand that this is a people business and servicing our clients.
A true partner to the CEO and the entire executive team, the CPO will have a capacity for creativity and innovation and a focus on winning in the marketplace.
Duties & Responsibilities
In addition, the successful candidate must be:
Traits & Skills