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  • 18 Jun 2019 3:25 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Posting No. 201928

    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. Under the supervision of the Director of Economic Development, Innovation and Culture,this position will assist with the delivery of the Divisional workplan. The focus of this position is on economic development, tourism marketing, research, analysis and communication. This position contributes to making Halton Hills one of the best places to live, work, play and invest.

    Accountabilities:

    • Assists with the development of the tourism workplan
    • Delivers on the Town’s tourism strategies, services, plans, policies and initiatives
    • Acts as a liaison to the Town’s Tourism Advisory Committee, and assists with implementation of the Committee’s Terms of Reference and workplan
    • Develops and posts content for www.visithaltonhills.ca and www.investhaltonhills.com websites as well as performs maintenance to keep information current
    • Develops social media content focused on economic development and tourism
    • Acts as a liaison between the Town and tourism partners, including accommodations, tour operators, attractions, Chamber of Commerce, BIAs and Regional Tourism Organization 3 (RTO3)
    • Attends, plans, assists with, and/or delivers a wide variety of community events and festivals
    • Oversees the Tourism Ambassador Team and tourism kiosk location(s)
    • Utilizes the community brand in consultation with the Manager of Corporate Communications
    • Advises the Director on economic development and tourism-related matters
    • Maintains regular communication with businesses and tourism stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships
    • Develops and maintains a current tourism directory
    • Researches and collects economic development and tourism-related data and prepares summary reports, including the development and tracking of tourism-related Key Performance Indicators
    • Administers Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and Agreements with external partners established for the delivery of tourism services, in consultation with the Director
    • Collects and maintains an inventory of available real estate properties
    • Assists with the preparation of Terms of Reference for projects requiring external consultants
    • Delivers communications, marketing and research material related to economic development and tourism, including e-newsletters, flyers, brochures, media releases, graphics, and social media content
    • Leads and/or assists with special projects related to economic development, tourism and culture, as required
    • Makes presentations to external committees and organizations and on occasion,may prepare reports and presentations to Council and Standing Committees
    • Maintains awareness of economic development and tourism matters and trends
    • Researches and submits funding applications
    • Responds to internal and external inquiries ensuring the highest standard of customer service for internal and external customers
    • Performs other job related duties including administrative support

    You possess:

    • A college or university degree, or equivalent, in tourism, cultural services, marketing, economic development, business or a related field
    • A minimum of three years’ relevant experience, preferably in a municipal environmentMembership with the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and/or Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) is considered an asset
    • Knowledge of leading economic development and tourism principles, practices, trends, research and regulations,both domestic and international
    • Ability to use social media, marketing and graphic design tools
    • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
    • Experience in designing and overseeing tourism-related marketing campaigns
    • Proven research, analytical and project management skills
    • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and social media
    • Experience with event planningCustomer service-focused attitude
    • Ability to operate in a team environment and independently
    • Knowledge of geographic information systems and graphic design tools is considered an asset
    • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for business purposes

    Compensation:
    The rate for this
    position is $63,165 -$75,197 per annum. This job involves work on weekends and evenings to attend, deliver and participate in meetings and events, as required.

    Application:
    Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Town by 4:30 p.m.,June 28, 2019. Please quote Posting No. 201928on your cover letter. Please apply using only one method of application below.

    Email: humanresources@haltonhill.ca (preferred)

    Mail:
    Attn: Human Resources
    Town of
    Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive

    Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2

    Posting No.
    201928

    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. 

  • 17 Jun 2019 4:04 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    If you are bilingual, this is your opportunity to join the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and help facilitate growth, development and investment in Ontario businesses in the food, beverage and bio-product manufacturing sectors.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this role, you will:

    • manage client relationships with key industry stakeholders, businesses and government officials
    • provide a variety of business development and advisory services
    • work closely with key business clients to evaluate business needs and opportunities.

    Location: Kemptville

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory

    • You must be proficient in English as well as oral and written French at the advanced level
    • You must have a valid class G driver's licence and be able to travel to locations not accessible by public transportation

    Knowledge of business development:

    • You have experience in sales, client relationship management and account management to build strategic relationships with a portfolio of clients.
    • You have experience implementing a variety of economic development practices (e.g. investment attraction, retention, expansion, etc.).
    • You have knowledge of current and emerging issues in the food, beverage and bio-product manufacturing sectors.
    • You have knowledge of a variety of business administration disciplines (e.g. finance, marketing, sales, economics, business analysis) to evaluate and assess problems and facilitate business solutions.

    Other important skills:

    • You have analytical skills to assess client business development needs and identify strategic investment opportunities.
    • You have project management skills to plan and implement concurrent projects in an environment with competing priorities and political sensitivity.
    • You have communication skills to maintain strong business relationships and prepare a variety of documents (e.g. briefing notes, sector overviews, project proposals).

    Salary Range: $1,410.07 - $1,799.78 per week

    Additional information:

    1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension)
    830 Prescott St, Kemptville, East Region

     Note:

    This ad is also available in French.

    Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 135680, by Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

    If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

    www.ontario.ca/careers

    Conseillère ou conseiller en développement des entreprises

    Si vous êtes bilingue, voici l'occasion de vous joindre au ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Alimentation et des Affaires rurales et de contribuer à la croissance, au développement et au financement des entreprises des secteurs de la fabrication des aliments, des boissons et des bioproduits en Ontario.

    Quelles seront mes fonctions dans ce poste?

    Dans ce poste, vous devrez :

    • gérer les relations-clients avec les principaux intervenants de l'industrie, les grandes entreprises ainsi que les représentants clés du gouvernement;

    • offrir divers services consultatifs et de développement des entreprises;

    • collaborer étroitement avec les principales entreprises clientes pour évaluer leurs besoins et les débouchés.

    Lieu de travail : Kemptville

    À quelles exigences dois-je répondre?

    Ce qui est obligatoire :

    • Maîtrise de l'anglais, et maîtrise du français oral et écrit de niveau avancé.

    • Permis de conduire de catégorie G valide et capacité d'effectuer des déplacements dans des régions qui ne sont pas accessibles en transport en commun.

    Connaissances en développement des entreprises :

    • Expérience en vente, en gestion des relations avec la clientèle et en gestion des comptes pour établir des relations stratégiques avec un portefeuille de clients.

    • Expérience de la mise en œuvre de diverses pratiques de développement économique (p. ex. attraction, rétention et expansion des investissements).

    • Connaissance des questions d'intérêt actuelles et émergentes dans les secteurs de la fabrication des aliments, des boissons et des bioproduits.

    • Connaissance de diverses disciplines liées à l'administration des entreprises (p. ex. finances, marketing, vente, économie et analyse des activités commerciales) pour évaluer les problèmes et trouver des solutions d'affaires.

    Autres compétences importantes :

    • Compétences en analyse pour évaluer les besoins en développement des entreprises clientes et cerner les occasions d'investissement stratégique.

    • Compétences en gestion de projets pour planifier et mettre en œuvre des projets simultanés dans un milieu aux priorités concurrentes et au contexte politique délicat.

    • Compétences en communication pour maintenir de solides relations d'affaires et pour préparer divers documents (p. ex. notes d'information, aperçus de secteurs et propositions de projet).

    Échelle salariale : 1 410,07 $ - 1 799,78 $ par semaine

    Renseignements supplémentaires :

    ·         1 bilingue Temporaire, durée jusqu'à 12 mois (avec possibilité de prolongation), 830, RUE PRESCOTT, Kemptville, Région Est

    Note :

    ·         Cette offre d'emploi est également disponible en anglais.

    Veuillez postuler en ligne au www.ontario.ca/carrieres, en entrant l’ID de poste 135690, d’ici le mardi 2 juillet 2019. Veuillez suivre les instructions pour soumettre votre candidature. Les télécopies ne sont pas acceptées.

    Si vous avez besoin que l’on prenne des mesures d’adaptation qui vous permettront de participer au processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec nous au www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx?Language=French et nous fournir vos coordonnées. Le personnel des Services de recrutement communiquera avec vous dans les 48 heures. Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les personnes convoquées à une entrevue.

    La fonction publique de l’Ontario souscrit au principe de l’égalité des chances. Toute adaptation nécessaire sera réalisée conformément au Code des droits de la personne de l’Ontario.

    www.ontario.ca/carrieres

  • 07 Jun 2019 5:55 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Pickering is a vibrant, connected, and engaged community that is experiencing both significant economic and residential growth. We continue to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences, and are seeking passionate candidates that are committed to joining us on our journey. Our dedicated, energetic staff are guided by our core values and corporate priorities which fuel an inclusive culture and encourages teamwork, customer service excellence, and personal and professional growth. The City provides a competitive compensation and benefits package with a focus on workplace wellness. Explore our career opportunities and see how you can make a difference.

    The incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating and leading various economic development programs and initiatives on behalf of the Corporation. This includes marketing and promoting the business attraction and development program, to encourage and support existing industrial and commercial development in the City, and to attract new business opportunities. The incumbent will also participate in the promotion and marketing of the City through the City’s investment attraction program. A key focus will also include the responsibility of research, analysis, and policy advice on issues stemming from the City’s interactions with other levels of government (Regional, Provincial and Federal), and external stakeholders for the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer on various projects and initiatives.

    Successful applicants will possess the following:

    • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Economics, Planning, or Public Administration, from a recognized institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
    • Professional Designation in economic development from either the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) or the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) or the Project Management Institute (PMP) an asset.
    • Four years related work experience in an economic development, planning or land development environment.
    • Above average knowledge of the Municipal Act, relevant legislation, City policies and procedures and public policy.
    • Represents the City’s interests by leading, coordinating, and participating in Corporate initiatives that impact business development and investment.
    • Demonstrated above average ability to develop and deliver verbal and visual presentations to a variety of groups and stakeholders and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing (English language).
    • Ability to preserve confidential information and recognize politically sensitive issues and bring matters of priority to the attention of the Manager.
    • Ability to collect, research, analyze and interpret data from a wide variety of sources.
    • Effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the civic service, external partners, outside agencies and members of the public.
    • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and interpret complex information from a wide variety of sources, and to initiate and complete research assignments related to economic development and other issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of information database systems and software utilized in the fields of project management, planning and economic development and/or commercial and industrial real estate.
    • Sound project management skills set.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computers and Windows based software such as Microsoft Office and graphic presentation software.
    • Must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Reference Check as a condition of employment.
    • Must have a personal vehicle for use in the performance of duties and possess a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence. Must provide consent to conduct regular driver’s abstracts through the Ministry of Transportation. A clean driving record is preferred.

    Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package, pension plan and a salary range starting at a minimum of $88,462.08 (based on a 35 hour work week).

    Qualified candidates may submit a detailed resume or online application form by:  Monday, June 24, 2019 to:

    (Acting) Recruitment Specialist
    Human Resources Department
    One The Esplanade
    Pickering, ON  L1V 6K7

    By Email: hr@pickering.ca
    By Fax: 905-420-4638
    Online: pickering.ca/employment

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Actand will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Please contact Human Resources if you require accommodations throughout the recruitment process.Documents are available alternate formats upon request.

  • 03 Jun 2019 5:01 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    Corporate Communications Officer
    Type: Permanent, Full time
    Salary: $46,209- $50,181 (Benefit package & pension contribution provided)
    Location: Venture North Building, 270 George Street North, Peterborough
    Closing Date: June 19, 2019
    Start Date: July 15, 2019

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) is a non-profit corporation responsible for the delivery of economic development, business advisory and tourism services on behalf of the City of Peterborough and County of Peterborough. We play a leadership and strategic role in developing the economic capacity of the Peterborough region. It is our task to serve visitors, promote tourism and encourage businesses to stay, expand and invest in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

    We have a team of dynamic professionals who offer economic expertise that identifies growth opportunities, provides services to existing ventures, and attracts new companies and visitors by sharing the region’s competitive advantages.

    As the Corporate Communications Officer, you lead the promotion of core economic development initiatives of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development externally to the Peterborough region.

    You also work collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications team to promote corporate programs and initiatives to stakeholders, media and the public. Your work ultimately leads to jobs and helps Peterborough & the Kawarthas become a thriving economy, resulting in regional prosperity.

    ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Lead PKED corporate communication initiatives:

    • Collaborate with the Corporate Marketing Officer, to develop and implement the corporate communications plan and ensure it’s aligned with the strategic direction and annual work plan. 
    • Lead and ensure required development and maintenance of all communications material: website content, advertising, trade show, special event collateral and press releases in coordination with the Corporate Marketing Officer.
    • Connect with local influential media outlets and journalists to place stories about corporate initiatives.
    • Write press releases and other media communications to promote PKED initiatives.
    • Oversee the development of the annual Editorial Calendar.
    • Create an annual Public Relations Plan and lead content development for increasing awareness of the corporation and its activities (press releases, corporate announcements, and presentations)
    • Be aware of current events and potential implications to economic development on a regional level, informing team members and incorporating into communications plan when required.
    • Lead engagement in relevant social discussions about our corporation with members of the local business community, key stakeholders and partners. 
    • Regularly monitor media to track exposure of PKED & PKT initiatives.
    • Liaise with Corporate Operations Coordinator, as required, to support activities of President/CEO and PKED Board of Directors communications.
    • Monitor the media environment to ensure that corporate reputation is in good standing.  Report any risks as well as remedial actions to Director.
    • Monitor and report on the return on investment for key communications activities.
    • Oversee and approve all corporate communication initiatives to ensure consistency in corporate messaging.
    • Lead the development of all social media and communication programs for the business audience.
    • Collaborate with Business Development and Tourism staff to:
    o   Develop and implement the annual corporate marketing and communications plan.
    o   Develop and distribute communication programs and materials that comply with program specific (i.e. BAC) and corporate brand guidelines.
    o   Create content in the development of presentations, website, publications, etc.
    o   Support the promotion of corporate events where required.

    Project Management:

    • Initiate and champion special projects based on current environment, often in partnership with external organizations.  Manage and support development and implementation of communication initiatives, managing project life cycle activities:
    o   Define project scope, goals, success criteria and deliverables that support communication goals in collaboration with project team and key internal/external stakeholders.
    o   Communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders, liaising on an ongoing basis to manage expectations.
    o   Plan, schedule and track project timelines, milestones and deliverables.
    o   Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyzing results and troubleshooting problem areas.
    o   Report project status, including project Key Performance Indicators to Director and stakeholders when required.

     Work within and support the Corporate Culture:

    • Conform to all PKED corporate policies and procedures.
    • Be a positive ambassador for the organization, the PKED Board and staff as well as the communities we serve.
    • Provide input to the Director of Tourism and Communications during annual corporate strategic planning and Business Plan development as well as the associated metrics for reporting.
    • Develop and get approval of your annual work plan and associated budgets according to corporate calendar timelines.
    • Work effectively and efficiently to achieve your annual work plan on-budget and on-time.
    • Proactively identify challenges and recommend solutions throughout the year.
    • Actively participate in your individual performance review and demonstrate work that lives the corporate values, and follows corporate policies and procedures.

    Customer service and relationship building:

    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with local media.
    • Represent and promote corporate programs and services at external functions with partners.
    • Support work with key partners that helps achieve strategic goals.
    • Maintain strong relationships with city, county, council, and senior government officials.
    • Deliver exceptional customer service at every stage in the process.
    • Respond to requests for information in a timely manner.

    EXPECTED OUTCOMES

    • Stronger working relationships with local media to gain increased coverage of PKED initiatives.
    • Greater community awareness of PKED and its divisions.
    • Increased attendance with PKED programs and functions.
    • Increased public engagement with social media channels.

    EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION

    Experience:
    • A proven track record in the public/government relations, marketing and/or communications field.
    • Ability to run PR campaigns that deliver measurable results and meet objectives.
    • Deadline-oriented, inquisitive, with great follow-up and reporting skills.
    • Creativity in securing coverage and buzz with traditional outlets.
    • Background in and/or understanding of economic development an asset.
    • Experience in establishing and maintaining private and public sector partnerships as well as communicating with business leaders.
    • Understanding of social media and solid experience working with bloggers. 
    • Strong presentation and communication skills with multiple audiences required.
    • Ability to respond well under pressure with strict time limit.
    • Ability to work on big strategy plans as well as day-to-day tasks.
    • Portfolio or samples of previous work required.

    Education:

    • Post-secondary degree in business communications, public relations, marketing, and or equivalent

    Reporting and Relationship:

    • Reports to the Director of Tourism & Communications

    Please send your application (PDF or Word document) to Barbara van Vierzen, Director of Operations at bvanvierzen@peterboroughed.ca by 4:00 pm on June 19, 2019.

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is an equal opportunity employer.

    Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information is collected solely

    for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of

    Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

     

    Thank-you to all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • 17 May 2019 1:53 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

    The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane, recognized as one of the top 50 small towns in Canada to visit in 2017 and the #1 in snowmobile trails in the world, is looking for a new Chief Administrative Officer/Economic Development to replace the current CAO, who is retiring.

    If you are looking for a change of pace, the Town of Cochrane, a culturally diverse and vibrant community including a large francophone and aboriginal population, has the largest gold mine in North America nearby, two world class forestry mills poised for prosperity, and some of the leading green energy initiatives in the region. The Town of Cochrane is home to the Polar Bear Habitat and the Tim Horton Event Centre which boasts the Cochrane Crunch. Cochrane boasts a very diversified economy in mining, forestry, government, tourism and agriculture.

    The ideal CAO candidate will champion accountable, responsive customer service, innovative and results based leadership to strengthen the Town’s operations by aligning vision and strategy with operational and financial excellence.  You will focus on helping to establish and implement Municipal strategic long range directions and key infrastructure planning to achieve Council’s vision and priorities and provide business, policy and technical advice to Council. With a solid background in economic development you will provide the expertise and leadership to successfully implement proactive Economic Development strategies.

    You bring successful executive management experience to achieving results through others, are an excellent communicator who is comfortable in the community, at the council table, working with our federal and provincial partners and interacting with all levels of staff and volunteers. You are a superb coach and mentor, drive strategic direction, build collaborative relationships, value partnerships, embrace new ideas and exemplify accountability.

    Education, Skills and Experience

    • Degree in Business/Public Administration, Economics, Planning or related discipline with applicable professional designation or a combination of related equivalent education, training and experience.
    • Five (5) years Senior executive leadership experience running a multifaceted public sector organization and/or a business.
    • AMCTO Professional Accreditation or CMO is considered an asset.
    • Successful in implementing major community economic development project(s)
    • Strong working knowledge of strategic planning, business planning, municipal finance, governance, human resource management and a proven consensus builder.
    • Able to demonstrate understanding of working in a provincial and regional context(s) in which the Municipality functions.
    • Understands the importance of intergovernmental relations and working effectively with diverse communities including the francophone and indigenous communities.
    • Bilingualism would be an asset

    Applications will be received until the position is filled.  The selection process begins on June 20, 2019. To receive more information about Cochrane, please contact https://www.cochraneontario.com.

    To get more information about this position or to submit your resume, please contact Evelyn Dean at www.edeanassociates.com or leave a message at 519-538-4391. We look forward to your inquiries. Please feel free to forward this opportunity to those that may be interested.

  • 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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