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  • 21 Aug 2019 3:54 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Location:

    The Municipality of Brighton is situated on Lake Ontario at the eastern end of the County of Northumberland, conveniently located along the 401 corridor between Toronto and Ottawa.  The municipality has a population of approximately 12,000 persons, which is increasing steadily due to the beautiful waterfront and small town appeal. 

    Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Manager of Economic Development and Communications is responsible for the promotion, growth and development of the municipality’s economic base, retention and expansion of existing businesses, and vigorously seeking out new business and economic opportunities in accordance with the Strategic Plan and Community Development Plan. Additionally, this position will support the external communications program.    

    Qualifications:

    The preferred candidate will have a University Degree or College Diploma in Economic Development, Marketing, Communications or Business complimented by 3 to 5 years of progressive experience in Economic/Business development, preferably in a public setting.  Proven ability to liaise with partner organizations and local stakeholders as well as volunteer committees as a leader in the successful implementation of a Community Development Plan is expected.

    A detailed job description is available on the municipal website www.brighton.on.ca

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Manager of Economic Development and Communications”, prior to 12:00 noon, September 8, 2019 to the attention of:

     

    Human Resources

    Municipality of Brighton

    35 Alice St., P.O. Box 189

    Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

    hr@brighton.ca

    The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information and any supporting material are obtained and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    Alternate formats of job postings and accommodations are available upon request to support the participation of persons with disabilities in applying for jobs and during the interview and assessment process.  If you require an accommodation email or phone Human Resources at 613-475-0670.

  • 19 Aug 2019 9:33 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Regular, Full-Time - Planning and Economic Development Department
    Job ID: 12101
    Job Number: 543
    CUPE Local 1764

    Reporting to the Manager, Business Development and Investment Attraction, The incumbent will:

    • Participate in the development and implementation of investment attraction strategies to promote/market/sell Durham Region
    • Track and respond to business inquiries concerning new or expanding industrial, commercial and institutional opportunities by researching, analyzing and identifying client's needs and preparing comprehensive, detailed, customized client information packages to attract new investment to Durham Region
    • Support the coordination and organization of prospective investor tours and incoming delegation
    • Represent the Region in international markets, presenting the Region's value proposition to business audiences and meeting with companies to discuss their investment and/or expansion plans and the Region's suitability as a location
    • Generate and pursue leads to attract industrial, commercial and institutional investments and development in Durham Region
    • Build and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders that will assist in responding to investment inquiries
    • Participate in special projects and other activities that support investment attraction for the Economic Development and Tourism Division's programs in the annual business plan and budget

    The successful applicant will possess:

    • A post-secondary diploma in Business, Economics or a related discipline
    • Several years' experience in the economic development and/or business development field
    • Experience and proficiency with various computer software applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and contact management software
    • An understanding and knowledge of Advanced Manufacturing, Innovative Technology, Agri-business, Energy and Health-Science sectors is an asset
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and presentation skills
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills
    • Sound project management and time management skills with the ability to multi-task
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to travel out of province as required
    • A valid Class 'G' Ontario driver's licence and access to a vehicle

    CUPE 1764 Salary Grade 5

    This position is with Salary Grade 5 and will be paid at the following hourly rates:

    - Start: $35.12 - Six Month: $37.07 - Job: $39.02

    Conditions of Employment

    Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will be required prior to start date.

    External Application Process

    Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online (www.durham.ca) no later than midnight on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

    The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at: RecruitingHelp@durham.ca and a Recruiter will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the Region's Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to RecruitingHelp@durham.ca.

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  • 16 Aug 2019 3:50 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the County of Bruce has a Job Posting open for applications.

    Interested applicants can access the job posting through the Avanti Web Self-Service portal under the Job Posting menu.

    To apply please visit https://mail.brucecounty.on.ca:444/AvantiCareerConnector/Job/Details/2019-122.

    Please be aware that the link above synchronizes with our HRMS (Human Resources Management System) every couple mintutes. If the link does not work, and produces a 'Server Error', please retry after a couple of minutes. Thank you, for your patience.

    Please note that although a resume is required, this does not eliminate the need to complete the profile, as applications are
    screened electronically.

    Job Posting: Economic Development Officer (Contract) - Planning & Economic Development - Wiarton, ON
    Position: Economic Development Officer
    Location: Planning & Economic Development
    Opening Date: 16-Aug-2019
    Closing Date: 12-Sep-2019

    Job Id: 2019-122

    Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O.1990, Chapter M.56.

    The Corporation of the County of Bruce is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    We thank all applicants in advance, but regret that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Thank you,
    The Human Resources Department
    Corporation of the County of Bruce

    *Confidential information is attached, please use accordingly.

    “If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies (electronic or otherwise). Thank you for your cooperation.”

  • 16 Aug 2019 3:44 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. Take a look at what employees are working on related to our Term of Council Priorities moving us forward towards The Brampton 2040 Vision.  

    MANAGER, INVESTMENT ATTRACTION
    (12 – MONTH CONTRACT)

    POSTING NUMBER: 103525

    HIRING SALARY RANGE:  $114,294.00- $ 128,581.00

    MAXIMUM OF SALARY RANGE:  $142,868.00

    AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager of Economic Development, the Manager, Investment Attraction, creates, implements and evolves market-focused strategies to attract new foreign direct investment to Brampton. This includes proactively identifying specific market opportunities, generating quality leads and providing superior client service. The Manager is responsible for building and nurturing positive and productive client relationships in order to maximize investment opportunities for companies in the city of Brampton.

    The Manager, Investment Attraction will spearhead the development and implementation of a robust investment strategy for the City of Brampton to attract new business investment.

    OPERATION STRATEGY:

    • Generate, implement and constantly evaluate strategies for designated markets to attract investment into Brampton;
    • Develop targeted plans and tactics with a clear focus of attracting jobs by proactively generating leads and accelerating the conversion of leads to investments;
    • Manages and develops relationships with key strategic partners including investment agencies and provincial and federal governments to drive investment opportunities to Brampton;
    • Work with Sector Managers to support the retention and growth of existing Brampton businesses through the development of a robust investment attraction program and assist them in building the capability to generate leads and investments;
    • Regularly generate marketing opportunities and participate in events and activities that will help raise Brampton’s profile globally as a major centre of growth for international business investors;
    • Leverage research generated by the research team to develop recommendations and value propositions for clients;

    STAFF MANAGEMENT:

    • Leads a team of Economic Development and Culture staff members in planning, and implementing the Business Attraction strategy;
    • Responsible for staff planning, recruiting, training and development, performance management and reviews;
    • Manages the implementation of policies, procedures and standards;
    • Continually evaluates activities to ensure appropriate allocation of resources and recommendations for improvement;

    CUSTOMER SERVICE:

    • Build positive and productive client relationships by providing consistent and superior client service;

    RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:

    • Build and sustain credible, long-term relationships with clients, industry associations, cluster and sector groups, public sector organizations, service providers and other stakeholders to enhance lead generation and client servicing;
    • Manage client files within the organization’s Client Relationship Management (CRM) system;

    COMMUNICATION AND REPORTING: 

    • In consultation with the Director/Senior Manager, coordinate, advise and provide guidance to senior leaders (Director, CAO, CLT, Mayor and Members of Council) to prioritize issues, research and coordinate supporting information and facilitate appropriate action to ensure success in achieving shared goals;
    • Manage focused initiatives through collaboration with the Marketing groups to significantly enhance the City’s competitive advantages to industry leaders and senior executives of current/future investors;
    • Lead, build, maintain and monitor a detailed record of sector assets, prospects and contacts;

    CORPORATE CONTRIBUTION:

    • Smart growth by cultivating ec​​onomic growth, stability and foreign investment;

    BUDGET MANAGEMENT:

    • Support the Division in developing and administering the approved divisional budget in accordance with Corporate and Departmental objectives to achieve an efficient return on Division investment;

    TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION:

    • Manage focused cross corporation approaches by working with key internal partners like Planning, Transit and the Building department to ensure continuous improvement to sector investments
    • Demonstrate corporate values at all times

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    • University degree in Economic Development, Business or Commerce
    • 5-7 years experience in Business Development, Economic Development, or similar leadership role, preferably in the public sector
    • Experience leading staff
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; public speaking experience
    • Project management and budgeting experience
    • Knowledge of GTA economic base and Brampton’s social, economic and business structures an asset
    • Ability to interact with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations
    • Strong relationship management skills
    • Strong diplomatic, facilitation, influencing, collaborative and consensus-building skills
    • Expert knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments, applicable Legislations and awareness of current social, economic and political priorities
    • Ability to prioritize highly complex tasks with critical deadlines
    • Experience leading strategic change to meet organizational goals
    • Highly-developed influential skills and innovative thinker
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office/SharePoint
    • Flexible work hours are required, including evenings and weekends.
    • Access to a reliable vehicle and a Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License.

     **Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria

    Job status: Contract
    Job type: Non-union
    Applications must be received by September 5, 2019
    Alternate formats will be provided upon requests.

    As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation.  Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.

    If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online quoting reference #103525 by September 5, 2019 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

    Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

  • 12 Aug 2019 4:49 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    12-Month Contract - Posting No. 201938

    Come join our team! We are looking for a candidate that shares our corporate values of Honesty, Excellence, Team, Fun, Creativity and Respect. These values are second nature for the successful candidate and are demonstrated in their work and interactions with colleagues and the community.

    You are an economic development professional who has comprehensive knowledge of leading economic development, entrepreneurial and investment practices and trends; are an innovative thinker with experience leading transformational change; have superior communication skills; and a client-focused and solutions-oriented mindset.

    Reporting to the Director of Economic Development, Innovation and Culture, you will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of a comprehensive business concierge, investment attraction and business development program. The program’s main goal will be to identify, track, coordinate and expedite the realization of key investment opportunities.

    Working in collaboration with internal and external partners, the Expeditor and Business Development Officer raises the profile of Halton Hills as a prime destination for business growth and investment.

    Accountabilities:

    • Act as the primary liaison and dedicated ‘business facilitator’ or ‘project lead’ between the business community, potential investors and the municipality to provide an advisory role for complex and high-profile projects, assist with early issue identification, provide strategic advice and develop solutions
    • Assist investors and entrepreneurs in navigating municipal and external agency processes, from initial business idea and/or investment consideration to ‘doors open’, to subsequent expansion plans and aftercare
    • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive Business Concierge program, including stakeholder engagement, Escalation Protocol, ‘Business Facilitation Office’, KPIs, and communication and marketing strategies to ensure the effective mobilization of resources to deliver rapid and coordinated issue resolution
    • Make recommendations to the Town’s existing development review processes in order to put in place optimized, seamless, customized and automated processes
    • Make recommendations to further cut red tape and unnecessary burdens on business
    • Lead the Town’s ‘Strategic Economic Development Expeditor Team’ to ensure a rapid response to business development
    • Develop and deliver a staff training program to support the implementation of business concierge, including enhanced customer service protocols
    • Participate in key studies and strategies related to economic development
    • Advocate for the Town at key business and investor events to promote Halton Hills as a prime location for investment and economic growth
    • Meet with and assist major economic prospects, senior executives and investors to attract investment and business activity
    • Meet with provincial, federal and international government officials to maximize economic development opportunities
    • Continually monitor development applications to identify and track the status of priority files, and provide regular updates to key stakeholders
    • Organize and deliver an annual ‘Open for Business Forum’ to obtain regular business feedback on any regulatory burdens, successes, best practices and opportunities to achieve efficiencies
    • Contribute to the project of digitizing Building Services and Planning processes with a focus on identifying opportunities to streamline existing policies/procedures and technologies with the goal of improving the end-customer experience
    • Collaborate with subject-matter experts across Town departments and external agencies
    • Utilize research, market data and real estate software to assist with site selection inquiries
    • Prepare reports and presentations for Council, and internal and external stakeholders

    You possess:

    • Ten years of experience in economic development, business development, investment attraction, land use planning, development, or related field, preferably with a mix of municipal government and private sector experience
    • University degree in economic development, business, commerce, land-use planning, marketing, public administration or a related field
    • Certificate in Economic Development and/or professional accreditation from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (Ec.D)
    • Membership with the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and/or Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (MCIP, RPP professional designation)
    • Demonstrated ability to apply project management principles, LEAN management, Six Sigma and similar techniques is considered an asset
    • Ability to apply a client-focused, solutions-oriented and ‘open for business’ approach to identify and recommend actionable solutions to business development
    • Business and political acumen
    • Skilled in relationship building and management
    • Thorough understanding of business needs and challenges
    • Working knowledge of the municipal development review process
    • Superior research, analytical, database development and project management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and without supervision, as well as within a team
    • Ability to complete complex assignments with minimal supervision
    • Strong dispute resolution and negotiation skills
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, contact management and social media

    Compensation:

    The hourly rate for this contract position (35 hours per week) is $48.78 - $58.07 per hour.

    Application:
    Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Town by 4:30 p.m., September 4, 2019. Please quote Posting No. 201938 on your cover letter. Please apply using only one method of application below.

    Email: humanresources@haltonhills.ca (preferred)

    Mail:
    Attn: Human Resources
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2
    Posting No. 201938

    We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Town of Halton Hills is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources.

  • 12 Aug 2019 4:38 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Temporary, Non-Unionized opportunity in the Economic & Cultural Development Department (Contract - up to 18 months; JOB #J0819-0295)

    As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000.  With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

    Responsible for providing support to core economic development activities of the Department. Assists in lead generation and handling; business development and promotion events (including sales, marketing, trade shows, inbound delegations, special events); information and data analysis; installation, updating and maintenance of the Dynamic CRM; updating and maintenance of web and social media channels; assists with policy, plans, studies, programs and projects that support strategic directions and operation of the Department; and participates in other aspects of the economic development program, as needed.

    Qualifications and experience:

    • Undergraduate Degree in Digital Media, Marketing, Geography/GIS, Urban Planning, Economic Development, ICI Real Estate, or a related field, is required.
    • Minimum one (1) year work experience in an Economic Development environment.
    • About to commence, currently in-progress of completing, or completed an economic development designation from EDAC and/or IEDC is required.
    • Excellent organizational, time management, records management, research, interpersonal communication skills and ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and staff.
    • Demonstrates communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills.
    • Self-starter, with an ability to work independently together with extensive experience working as a member of interdisciplinary teams and staff to achieve successful results.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster internal and external relationships and work in partnership with City, business, labour, academic institutions, community agencies, and government.
    • Strong analytical, written, and oral communication skills with a commitment and focus of customer service excellence.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, with experience successfully completing projects on time and on budget within precise constraints.
    • A high degree of proficiency with digital media (content and channel development), MS Office, and applications in CRM, Contact Management, and Spatial Mapping/Analysis is required.
    • Strong applied knowledge and skills in primary and secondary survey methods, sources, including economic, market analysis and reporting is required.
    • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Friday September 6, 2019. 

    Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.       

    The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON  L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.

  • 08 Aug 2019 8:31 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000.  With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.


    The Manager, Tourism Arts and Cultural Development will oversee the development and implementation of plans to attract and sustain tourism and business in the City of Vaughan in support of the strategic vision. This position will be lead and manage staff, strategies and operations related to the day-to-day and long-term planning, delivery and evaluation of relevant programs/services to support the mission of the Economic and Cultural Development Department and mandate of the Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development business unit. In addition, this position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Tourism Vaughan Corporation, its Destination Marketing Strategy, implementation, monitoring and reporting. Responsible for overseeing the City’s creative and cultural industries program, as well as the public arts program and will champion assigned strategic priorities, themes, key activities and corporate outcomes identified in the City’s strategic plan.

     

    Qualifications and experience:

    • University degree in business, marketing, economic development, tourism, arts and culture development and community engagement, or suitable equivalent, preferably with emphasis in tourism, creative and cultural industries development and promotion.
    • Minimum of five years of experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and initiatives or suitable equivalent, including (5) years-experience in the development of community arts and culture, including experience of developing community-based projects in private / public / not-for-profit sectors.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, team building, negotiation and mediation skills; considerable experience dealing with the public and elected officials.
    • Ability to express ideas effectively, written and orally; report preparation is essential
    • Experience demonstrating effective written and verbal communication skills as well as presentations and public speaking skills.
    • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative and dynamic environment.
    • Working knowledge of consulting and technical principles and practices applicable to the tourism industry and economic development.
    • Experience in project management, public relations and marketing.
    • Experience in development, implementation and facilitation of business/community projects, events and focus groups.
    • Experience in writing grant proposals and reports, proposal development and implementation
    • Proficient computer skills preferably MS Office suite, CRM, and social media.
    • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends (as required)

    In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Tuesday September 3, 2019. 

    Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan.  Questions about this collection should be dircted to the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2141 Major Mackenize Drive, Vaughan, ON  L6A 1T1, (905) 932-8585.

  • 25 Feb 2019 8:46 AM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Position Status: Full Time
    Facility: Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
    City: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Wage Rate: $36.84 – $43.86/Hour

    The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is a one-stop shop for economic development services whose mission is to promote the distinctive advantages that Sarnia-Lambton has to offer to companies and residents. By coordinating community-based economic development initiatives and working to maintain a commercially attractive environment, we foster new business creation as well as help ensure that established firms remain and grow here in our region. 

    Position Overview

    The Economic Development Officer’s key role is the promotion, development and growth of one or more targeted community sectors. These targeted community sectors may include, but are not limited to:

    • Bio/Petrochemical
    • Food
    • Manufacturing
    • Information Technology
    • Professional Services
    • Workforce & Entrepreneurship

    **Please Note: We are currently recruiting for multiple Economic Development Officer positions. Each will focus on one or more of the targeted community sectors listed above. Applications must include a cover letter and resume. In the cover letter, please highlight your experience as it relates to the sectors and your preferred sector(s) (if any).**

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Market Development:

    • Plan and propose an annual business program specific to assigned sectors.
    • Research and provide site selection data and information to industrial and commercial clients and site selectors and liaise with local industries to arrange site visits.
    • Identify and analyze geographic markets, sectors and individual companies for business attraction to Sarnia-Lambton
    • Conduct business outreach and prepare studies/reports for prospective business clients regarding new or expanded businesses in order to facilitate their decisions on locating new investment in Sarnia-Lambton 
    • Undertake initiatives to support business growth and population growth.
    • Work with existing and identify new business sectors promoting growth opportunities. 
    • Support the growth of current businesses through business strategies and maintain a pro-active outreach program to targeted sectors.
    • Initiate and maintain a contact program with identified prospect firms, industry associations, government representatives and other intermediaries to promote Sarnia-Lambton.
    • Maintain a detailed record system of prospect activity as per SLEP practices and play a lead role with ongoing Customer Relations Management (CRM) software implementation and activities.
    • Organize and implement specific business strategies through SLEP and in support of local municipal efforts.
    • Initiate and co-ordinate meetings with appropriate groups/municipalities to identify operational projects.
    • Serve as a catalyst for the creation of economic development policies and projects within the County.
    • Communicate awareness of trends, techniques and opportunities for growth to staff, local and external partners and community groups.
    • Provide education to local businesses on market development and associated topics
    • Keep abreast of government legislation and funding programs and prepare grant and project applications if required.
    • Maintain effective communications and networks with agencies, organizations, government bodies and individuals capable of identifying, influencing or directing new economic development and investment opportunities to Sarnia-Lambton.
    •  Provide advice and support to the CEO and other staff when requested with respect to their areas of activity.
    • Conduct on-site visits with business clients and provide assistance in support of their business investment inquiries and activities.
    • Arrange sector-specific tours of Sarnia-Lambton for clients and prospective clients.

    General:

    • Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
    • Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position’s Physical Demands Analysis

    These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

    Supervision Requirements

    Direct Supervision: None
    Indirect Supervision: None
    Functional Authority: Effectively communicates and collaborates with industry, government and the community.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Formal Education:

    • A degree from a recognized university in marketing, business administration/commerce, economics, diploma/degree in economic development 

    Experience:

    • Five years of experience in a business development role.
    • Experience in sales, marketing and developing business and marketing plans.
    • Experienced in Microsoft office suite.
    • Possess excellent oral and written communications, strong presentation skills and successful client relationship management skills.
    • Proven understanding and working knowledge of new media/social media marketing tools, knowledge and experience in working with government funding programs as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

    A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

    How to Apply

    Please send applications to reception@sarnialambton.on.ca. 

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