Vice President – Culture of Innovation

Who is MD?

Maddock Douglas (MD) has been reinventing industries vis-à-vis new products, services and business models for nearly 25 years. Our purpose is to inspire and empower curiosity. This purpose allows us to consistently drive industry-changing ideas to market.

We work for and with plain-spoken and uniquely gifted people who have not lost touch with their sense of wonder — people who still believe they can change the world. We are seeking a culture-moving innovation Jedi who can break open calcified cultures and facilitate the emergence of creativity, collaboration and customer focus.

Who are you?

You are a client engagement (Ring)leader with a strong, creative, problem-solving streak. While you admire and generate creative ideas, you are most passionate about focusing on results, metrics and getting things done. Your leadership and tremendous interpersonal abilities, tenacity and charisma allow you to pull the very best out of our clients and get results from every part of the organization. You are competitive and love a challenge.

Specifically, you can be trusted to:

  • Drive the design of our clients’ innovation strategies as it relates to cultural intervention; help client executives diagnose their environment and prioritize a road map of activity to move their current culture to one centered on the innovation process, tools and mindset. Includes content development, client management, project management, running executive meetings and facilitating workshops. Must be great in front of a room and behind the scenes.

  • Own delivery of client engagements for culture of innovation (COI) projects, including client engagement, project management, scope, budget and schedule while managing quality and risk

  • Lead extension and conversion strategy and delivery for existing COI clients, creating senior level client relationships and identifying strategic opportunities to grow the account

  • Drive internal Maddock Douglas culture-building activities, share expertise across the company, provide career path guidance, live Maddock Douglas’ purpose-based mission

  • Have a blast and be a shining light in the MD culture

Some Details:

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Ten or more years of work experience in a combination of organizational development (or HR) and management consulting

  • Direct experience in creating and driving corporate culture, including strategic design, interviewing, executive coaching and large group facilitation

  • Demonstrated project management experience

  • Reports to the SVP of innovation

Located in the Elmhurst, Ill. office outside of Chicago.

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