We are seeking qualified candidates for the Chief Executive Officer position. The ideal CEO will possess the skills to guide JFS into the future while ensuring continued growth and opportunities for its U.S. and international customers, employees and family ownership. The ideal candidate will be equipped to lead the development, recommendation and execution of Company strategy and performance as described below. For further information and/or to apply, contact Board Chair Peter Trumbo

CEO Profile

Role Summary:

The CEO leads the development, recommendation, and execution of Company strategy and is responsible for the performance and culture of the organization

Reports to:

Board of Directors through the Lead Independent Director

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Design and define operating principles, strategy, initiatives and organizational objectives for Board review and approval that support owner’s objectives
  • Organize, identify, develop and motivate talent required to execute operating principles, strategy and organizational objectives
  • Ensure execution of board approved operating principles, strategy, initiatives and organizational objectives
  • Ensure sufficient capital to achieve owner and organizational objectives
  • Mentor, coach and develop next generation family leadership
Outcomes include:
  • Documented and executed senior management succession and development plans
  • Timely approved:
    • Strategy and organizational objectives
    • Annual objectives
    • Annual budget and capital expenses
  • Successful definition, execution and achievement of plans and targets including but not limited to:
    • Sustainable revenue
    • Sustainable gross profit / margin
    • Sustainable cash flows
    • Financing
Ideal Characteristics:
  • Experience as a “C suite” team member
  • Particularly strong finance background (especially capital and cash flow planning, governance and management)
  • Prior P&L responsibility
  • Lead or directed business planning and budgeting process
  • Experience with family business succession/transition
  • Experience with managing and supporting senior management team members
  • Track record of strong communication and conflict management skills
  • Track record as an empathetic, effective listener and communicator
  • Willingness and ability to develop and cultivate next generation family leadership

Market compensation in industry and commensurate with experience and ongoing performance