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BNI is looking for a President of BNI Europe


Looking for an exceptional leadership opportunity with a rapidly growing global organization?

About BNI

Founded in 1985, BNI is the worldwide leader in business networking.  With over 7,000 chapters meeting every week in more than 65 countries, we have grown to over 190,000 member-businesses.  Our members meet each week to share qualified business referrals with their chapters and to grow personally and professionally with like-minded colleagues.  Now is an especially exciting time to join us as we embark on an ambitious growth plan for BNI’s next 30 years. Strong performers have tremendous earning potential and unlimited professional development opportunities.  This is an exceptional opportunity for the right individual.  See to learn more.

Job Description:  President of BNI Europe

This individual will be based in Prague, the Czech Republic. Reporting to the President of International Operations and Development, this individual will help execute BNI’s strategic plan and support day-to-day operations to achieve key objectives. In this role, you will ensure that our master and sub-franchisees receive the support, guidance and coaching necessary to grow their business. At the same time, you will protect the standards that have made us successful for the last 3 decades. This is a rare opportunity to join this dynamic, forward-thinking team in a senior leadership role.

The President of BNI Europe will:

  • Provide hands-on leadership to build the capabilities of your team, attract strong talent and ensure we’re making the best use of available resources
  • Help franchisees achieve new levels of success while supporting BNI’s ongoing franchise development process
  • Lead projects that enhance member satisfaction and franchisee success.
  • Conduct analysis to prioritize initiatives that support member & franchisee success.
  • Facilitate an effective franchisee communication strategy, integrating multiple cross-functional elements, to ensure key objectives are met
  • Be a strong advocate for members and franchisees in Europe
  • Develop a strong vision and identify opportunities and tactical approaches to achieve excellence
  • Adapt corporate processes and objectives and ensure timely implementation

Job Requirements (please only apply if you strictly meet the criteria below):

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3 GPA or higher from a top-ranked institution; MBA from a top-ranked institution preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in management of operations in a service-based franchise
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills. Seasoned and comfortable at holding conference calls, large meetings, and business reviews
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language and other languages relevant to the markets
  • Strong understanding of how to manage a budget
  • Proficiency with MS Office and other standard office software applications
  • An appreciation and excitement for our culture of Givers Gain®
  • Clean background with impeccable references
  • The ability to travel reasonably frequently both in and out of the region

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Ability to build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
  • Natural consultative ability coupled with strong relationship development and management skills
  • Strong team building and motivational skills
  • Adapts quickly to frequent change in the work environment, delays, or unexpected events
  • Demonstrated expertise asserting influence without authority to get agreed upon goals accomplished
  • Ability to think strategically and exhibit sound decision making
  • Sets and meets goals, deadlines and objectives; uses time efficiently and effectively
  • Analytical with ability to identify and resolve problems

This is a full time role based out of Prague. Direct applicants only; no search or placement firms. No calls to the company, please. Competitive compensation with additional benefits.  BNI’s wonderful culture is based on Givers Gain® is lived out every day by our team and over 190,000 members globally.  Learn more at  For the right individual, this is an unparalleled opportunity for leadership within a growing global organization.
Note:  If interested and qualified, please email you resume to with “President of BNI Europe” in the subject line along with 1) a unique cover letter; 2) a resume; and 3) salary history.


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