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Position: Associate Growth Advisor


Job Title: Associate Growth Advisor 


MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network fuels the economic vitality of Northeast Oho by ensuring that manufacturers and physical-product startups have the innovation, people, tools, processes, and access to world-class regional resources to create new products, grow revenue, add jobs, and compete at the highest levels of the global economy. MAGNET is hands-on – we provide the coaching, tools, connections, and consulting to take companies to the next level and add the jobs, revenue, and investments needed to grow Northeast Ohio’s economy. One in five jobs in the region is manufacturing, comprising a majority of our region’s exports and indirectly supporting 50% of our region’s economy.

MAGNET helps manufacturers develop and implement strategies through our programs and services in product development and engineering, continuous improvement, marketing and sales, workforce development, and talent management. We are the Northeast Ohio affiliate for the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and state of Ohio MEP program, serving 21 counties in northeastern Ohio. MAGNET is recognized as a top place to work and our active board - which consists of Fortune 500 company leadership, college presidents, and small company CEOs - is an integral part of the fabric of Northeast Ohio’s nonprofit community. We are excited to meet you and see if MAGNET could fit into your career journey.

Job Summary

MAGNET’s Associate Growth Advisors are privy to a valuable growth and development opportunity that is unique in the consulting industry. MAGNET is committed not only to providing a hands-on mentorship and coaching experience, but also to providing our Associate Growth Advisors with the chance to interface with clients daily while developing client relationship management skills. MAGNET Associate Growth Advisors are immediately asked to contribute significantly to MAGNET projects and are encouraged to develop their broad and deep consulting skills while shaping their career path.

As an Associate Growth Advisor, you’ll be helping our clients address their biggest challenges and obstacles hindering their growth. You will gain cross-industry experience while building a diverse set of core consulting skills, such as business analysis, process improvement, and technical expertise. You will gain hands-on experience across multiple disciplines, with an emphasis on strategic planning, engineering services, product development & launch, operations & distribution, quality, sales & marketing, and workforce retention and development.

This role focuses on your personal and professional growth, challenging you to stretch your boundaries and achieve your greatest potential at a rate unparalleled in other entry-level roles.

Essential Functions

  • Support and collaborate with fellow MAGNET colleagues and clients to develop strategic, tactical, and financial plans for your clients based on their identified goals.
  • Work with MAGNET team members and clients to understand how their operations and/or business processes work today, identify areas for improvement, and create process maps to demonstrate how changes will help them reach their goals.
  • Collaborate with Senior Growth Advisors to deliver unique solutions to clients across disciplines, including facility operations, marketing and sales, business growth strategy, and product innovation.
  • Assist in developing change management and organizational plans as well as assisting clients in pivoting to their future business state.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative methods to derive actionable insights, patterns, and outcomes for clients.
  • Apply a consultative approach in providing coaching to clients; perform and manage the delivery of projects utilizing internal and external resources.
  • Support the development of new strategies to serve clients collaboratively with other MAGNET colleagues based on direct feedback from Northeast Ohio manufacturing companies.
  • Perform project management activities, such as tracking deliverables, creating status reports, managing resource plans and monitoring successful achievement of project goals.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 1-5 years’ experience – which could include relevant experience gained through an internship or co-op - working in a professional setting involving structured problem solving and/or team-oriented work.
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong relationship development, nurturing and management skills.

Minimum Job Requirements (Preferred)

  • Hands-on experience within manufacturing.
  • Understanding of manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, and/or IIOT.
  • Experience with varied business cultures, industries, and workforce needs.

Application Information

Interested applicants, please apply via Indeed or ZipRecruiter.

This position offers the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the region while working with a dynamic and creative group of professionals. MAGNET provides an outstanding benefits package including excellent medical/dental/vision insurance, retirement plan, and generous time-off benefits. MAGNET is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer/M/F/D/V. Compensation range for this role starts at $50k and is based heavily on prior relevant experience.