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Closing March 1, 2021 - Business Development Consultant - OMAFRA

16 Feb 2021 8:54 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

The Business Development Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is focused on encouraging and facilitating growth, development and investment in industries related to food and beverage processing, bio-product and, secondarily, rural manufacturing businesses, and is looking for a skilled individual to provide ongoing client relationship management with these business clients, and key stakeholder groups, and act as a main point of contact for providing knowledge, connections and resources.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • 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
  • Prepare briefing notes and Minister's letters in support of policy and program development

Location: Guelph

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

  • You must be able to travel to locations not accessible by public transportation.

Specialized Knowledge

  • You have experience in sales and account management and demonstrated interpersonal skills to develop and build strategic relationships with a portfolio of clients.
  • You have knowledge of current and emerging issues in the food, beverage and bio-product manufacturing industries.
  • You have knowledge of business administration (including finance, marketing, sales, economics, business analysis, etc.) and economic development to review and assess business issues and develop solutions.

Analytical Skills

  • You have analytical, conceptual and evaluative skills to evaluate and assess issues, problems and opportunities, determine investment cases, assess business development needs and determine the information, resources, services and alternative solutions required to meet client needs.

Project Management and Policy Development Skills

  • You have project management, organizational and prioritization skills to plan and execute concurrent projects, organize competing priorities, and address client issues according to their urgency, materiality, and political sensitivity.
  • You have knowledge of government policy development and implementation processes.

Communication Skills

  • You have oral and written communication skills to provide information and prepare briefing notes, sector overviews, project proposals, etc.
  • You can work independently and as part of a team.

Salary Range: $1,467.32 - $1,872.86 Per Week

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region

Please apply online, only, by Monday, March 1, 2021, by visiting and entering Job ID 159980 in the Job ID search field. 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 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.

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