B Lab is hiring an Executive Director in Italy

B Lab Italy is looking for an Executive Director to steer the growth and collective impact of the B Corp Community in Italy. This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring and entrepreneurial leader to craft the way forward for this organization and lead a team of talented individuals.

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Please send your resume and cover letter to italy@bcorporation.eu 

 

About B Lab

B Lab is the non-profit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. B Lab creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way. We mobilize the global B Corp community of over 6,000 businesses in 87 countries towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges and we collaborate with governments, academia, coalitions, and other institutions to drive economic systems change. By using business as a force for good, our collective vision is to create an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy. 

 

B Lab Europe was established in 2013 and since the B Corp movement was established in Europe, it has gained remarkable traction with over 1,100 certified B Corps in the European Union and over 20,000 European users of the B Impact Assessment. The European movement is underpinned by a network of different entities – certified B Corps, country partner representatives and the team of B Lab Europe, which coordinates the strategy, processes and many of the activities of its European country partners.

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About B Lab Italy

The Italian market has demonstrated one of the highest growth rates in Europe and includes some of the country’s most recognisable and well-respected brands including Chiesi Farmaceutici, illycaffè, Davines, Aboca, Florim and others. B Lab Italy is responsible for growing a thriving B Corp community (200+ Certified B Corps in Italy), working with key stakeholders in the ecosystem, delivering the strategy, fostering new partnerships and initiating activities that create value to B Corps and the movement across Italy. The team works closely with the Global and European B Lab teams and the other European Country Partners.

The Role

B Lab Italy is looking for an Executive Director to steer the growth and collective impact of the B Corp Community in Italy. This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring and entrepreneurial leader to craft the way forward for this organization and lead a team of talented individuals.

 

The Executive Director plays an important role managing a pipeline of businesses aiming to certify as B Corps, and continuing to build a B Corp community which is strong, collaborative and inspired to stretch further in the impact they generate through their operations.

 

The Executive Director will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Grow and manage the Italian B Corp market by developing processes to allow businesses to use and engage with B Lab’s tools, products and certification.
  • Manage a diverse and intercultural team who is responsible for the B Corp community activities and for business development; implement processes and structures to enable the team to be successful and grow.
  • Represent the B Corp movement in various meetings, policy forums, conferences, media and round tables, with the vision and methodology to create an inclusive economy for all, comprising the leaders of tomorrow as well as of today.
  • Draw up and report on the budget based on strategies agreed with B Lab Europe and the supervisory board, and take responsibility for developing fundraising campaigns which may be needed to support special projects.
  • Ensure the branding messaging, campaigning is on point within Italian business context and aligned with the European and Global vision of the movement.
  • Develop a consistent strategy and plan for the Italian market and ensure its delivery against key targets as well as the ability to drive forward our ‘theory of change’ in Italy and then liaise with the B Lab Europe Team on establishing strategic priorities.
  • Foster the Italian B Corp community and seek out topical opportunities that serve the B Corp community and its network well to ensure B Corps are on the agenda in sectors on the cutting edge of business.
  • Represent the Italian B Corp movement and be the lead advocate for B Corps in Italy.
  • Contribute an Italian voice to the European B Corp movement as one of the network’s European Country Partners.

 

Who we are looking for
  • Corporate / for-profit experience or at least a solid understanding of how medium to large businesses operate and the ability to speak the business language
  • A senior professional with management experience who is comfortable with dealing with a highly entrepreneurial and international team, with a hands on, can – do approach
  • A leader who is a strong communicator at all levels, dealing with institutional stakeholders
  • A resourceful individual with a  great network of businesses and key stakeholders, who is informed and fluent in the areas of impact generation, measurement, circularity, sustainability and investment so as to interpret their perspective from an informed position.
  • Native Italian speaker with a strong command of English

 

Person specifications
  • Passionate about the role that business can play in creating a future that benefits all people and the planet
  • Proactive and autonomous, pragmatic and operational
  • Comfortable in fast moving and agile environments, dynamic and inspiring thought leader, legacy leader
  • Able to build relations and draw in support of the CEOs of B Corps and potential ones to help realize the ambition of B Lab in the Italian region.

 

Location: Milan or Rome

 

How to apply: Send your application (Resume + Cover Letter) to italy@bcorporation.eu