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  • 20 Oct 2017 1:14 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Regional Manager, West Region

    Are you a dynamic leader who can inspire staff to deliver results in a fast-paced environment?

    If so, this is your opportunity with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to support the development and growth of rural Ontario communities and agricultural and food businesses through the delivery leading edge technical information and business services.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    • provide leadership, guidance and coaching to a team of professional staff across the region
    • oversee the marketing and delivery of informational resources to rural clients
    • build strategic alliances with industry stakeholders, municipalities and other government partners to promote sustainable economic growth and productivity in rural Ontario
    • provide expert advice and guidance to senior management on rural economic development issues
    • oversee the team's financial and human resources activities

    Note: This position will require regular travel throughout Southwestern Ontario (e.g. Region spans from Windsor to Woodstock, Lake Erie to the coast of Lake Huron and the Guelph head office)

    Location: London

    How do I qualify?

    Mandatory requirement:

    • You have the ability to travel to locations not accessible via public transportation.

    Managerial and leadership skills:

    • You have experience providing strategic direction, guidance and coaching to teams.
    • You have experience fostering an environment of high performance, learning, growth and continuous improvement.
    • You have experience leading the development and delivery of programs and/or services.
    • You have experience leading human resources and organizational change initiatives.

    Strategic and operational planning skills:

    • You have experience establishing strategic objectives and work plans to meet current and future priorities.
    • You have experience managing projects, effectively utilizing resources and prioritizing tasks to deliver results.
    • You have experience in managing and driving transformational change, addressing opportunities for continuous improvement and operational efficiency.

    Communication and relationship management skills:

    • You have experience building and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders, partners and clients.
    • You can assert influence to gain client support, cooperation and participation on ministry initiatives.
    • You are able to apply political acuity in the management of complex, sensitive and high-profile issues.

    Technical knowledge:

    • You have knowledge of rural Ontario and its economic correlation to the agriculture and food processing sectors.
    • You have knowledge of rural economic development programs, tools and resources.

    Salary Range: $85,750 - $111,799 per year

    Additional Information:

    • 1 Permanent, 667 Exeter Rd, London, West Region


    Note: 

    • Please note that this position is under review as part of the Management Job Evaluation Plan (MJEP) Project. MJEP is a new job evaluation system for manager and non-bargaining specialist positions in the Ontario Public Service. Implementation of the new system may impact the classification and salary range for this position. Employees will be notified of any impact prior to implementation.

    Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 112839, by Friday, November 3, 2017. 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 

  • 16 Oct 2017 4:08 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Commissioner†- St. Lawrence Corridor

    Economic Development Commission

    The St. Lawrence Corridor Development Commission is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the St. Lawrence Corridor in Eastern Ontario, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Our purposeful and intentional approach to regional economic development is designed to broaden the tax base, stimulate balanced growth, increase the availability of complementary commercial/industrial businesses, and develop a skilled workforce for our region's employers. Working with a wide variety of community partners, we work to build and sustain an economic culture that reflects values of innovation and sustainability.

    The SLCEDC is responsible for growing and sustaining the local business environment with a focus on commercial and industrial sectors. The organization’s efforts are focused on attracting, retaining and growing businesses, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurial opportunities, and increasing economic access with global markets by fostering further investment and trade. These activities will be focused on attracting and retaining Industrial and Commercial prospects.

    About Our Job

    As the Commissioner, you will serve as an initial and primary contact for business, community partner, and other stakeholders' inquiries, with a special focus on your assigned industries. You will represent all business support programs typically applicable to attraction, expansion, and retention projects, and make suitable referrals to partner agencies and organizations. You will provide full lifecycle of support and technical assistance to business clients. This position will be responsible for identifying prospects within the defined target industries, executing on a calling program and coordinating with community stakeholders to assist new companies in locating to Eastern Ontario. Reporting to a Board of Directors, you will have budgetary responsibilities for the commission and performance accountabilities for incremental job growth along the St. Lawrence Corridor.

    In this position you will:

    ● Develop relationships with businesses, industry associations, and other stakeholders inassigned targeted industries and geographical areas

    ● Perform routine and proactive business recruitment, expansion, and retention assignments

    ● Consult with management of business customers to identify and evaluate business needs/challenges and coordinates business support services needed from various resources and programs within and outside the division or department

    ● Advise on industry trends and labor market information and provide business solutions and next step recommendations

    ● Participate as a team member to develop complex business development projects and programs

    ● Work with SLCEDC board, management and staff to strategically administer projects and programs

    ● Collaborate to develop marketing materials and resources for business customers; research, develop and utilize marketing material to obtain/retain target industries in relation to OED services

    ● Prepare for supervisory reviews, and compile reports relating to business services provided, that contain findings, conclusions, and recommendations

    ● Execute a pro-active calling program to identify, quantify and attract new business to the St. Lawrence Corridor.

    ● Maintain and contribute to a Client Relationship Management system

    ● Collaborate with community and industry stakeholders to collectively bring new businesses to the St. Lawrence Corridor

    ● Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

    About You

    Our Ideal Candidate has:

    ● Five years of professional B2B sales in an industrial or commercial environment

    ● Knowledge of research and analytic techniques and principles and best practices of economic development

    ● Demonstrated high performance in a business to business sales environment.

    ● Ability to prepare written and graphic materials; to compose clear and concise reports; to prepare and make presentations; and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with constituents, professional peers and elected officials

    ● Proven ability to produce above average results with a minimum level of supervision

    ● Experience in reporting to a Board of Directors

    ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs and CRM systems.

    We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have a following required minimum qualifications:

    ● Experience†Requirement: Three years of professional experience working in economic or workforce development, or a closely related field. Or Three years professional experience in B2B sales.

    ● Education Experience/Equivalency: A combination of the appropriate type and level of education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

    About Everything Else

    Hiring Range: $75,000 - $150,000

    Pre-employment Screening : An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development

    Commission policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal check.

    The St.Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, and/or local law.

    CV and Cover letter are to be sent to michael@ua2r.com, posting will close November 15th.

  • 13 Oct 2017 2:14 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Municipal Services Division

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Housing

    Be at the helm of an organization whose mandate is to interface with municipal partners to promote well planned and managed communities and safe, accessible, energy-efficient buildings within complete communities, supporting a quality of life for Ontarians that is second to none.

    Consider this exciting opportunity to work with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Housing, where you will join a team that plays a major role in supporting and strengthening municipal capacity and is driven by a passion for building strong communities. 

    The Municipal Services Division plays a key role on matters related to municipal land-use planning, local government services, disaster recovery and Ontario’s Building Code, which includes innovative approaches to support the government’s Climate Change Action Plan for the prosperity and resiliency of all Ontarians. 

    We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader with superior operational and relationship management expertise to provide direction and oversight on the legislated mandate and strategic initiatives of the Division.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this pivotal role, you will:

    Be a Visionary 

    • Set the strategic direction for the delivery of ministry services to municipalities through regional Municipal Services Offices (MSOs) who collaborate with municipal partners on land use planning, local government and housing. You will map a path forward for the Building Code that will keep Ontario in a position of international leadership 

    Champion Service Excellence 

    • Provide executive leadership and direction for the strategic planning, priority setting and overall direction of the Municipal Services Division related to the development and delivery of high-quality, value-added services to municipalities

    Establish and Maintain Partnerships

    • As an excellent communicator with strong leadership and relationship-building skills, you will work and maintain effective partnerships with a wide range of diverse partners and stakeholders who have competing interests, priorities and challenges, and provide the necessary influence to further the Division’s and government’s agenda

    Model Leadership

    • Support and promote a productive team environment which reflects the fostering of a culture of excellence and the creation of an inclusive, diverse, equitable, respectful and accessible workplace

    How do I qualify?

    Executive Leadership:

    • You are experienced at the executive level leading strategic direction and management of a large functionally diverse organization
    • You have significant experience in senior leadership positions working horizontally to develop partnerships 
    • You are a senior executive who has led and inspired senior management and large teams 
    • You have demonstrated experience in leading and effecting change
    • You have demonstrated senior leadership experience in risk-management and managing complex and contentious issues


    Strategic Planning:

    • You have a demonstrated understanding of legislative framework and public policy associated with municipal governance and development across Ontario
    • You understand land use planning, housing, building regulation and disaster recovery assistance 
    • You have implemented successful strategic service delivery initiatives

    Stakeholder Management:

    • You have a thorough understanding of provincial, municipal and federal relationships/issues and trends affecting municipal and local government services 
    • You are expert in customer service delivery and continuous improvement
    • You communicate clearly with partners and stakeholders to earn their trust
    • You have excellent judgement and political acuity along with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to influence
    • You are a strategic communicator with experience managing and speaking to complex situations


    Technical Skills:

    • You have solid experience in regulatory practice and knowledge of Provincial Legislative Authorities such as the Municipal Act, Municipal Election Act, Building Code, Planning Act, and other relevant legislation
    • You have a comprehensive understanding of government structure and decision-making processes and the Ministries’ directions, priorities and business agendas
    • You are familiar with governance and accountability frameworks and ensure recommended strategies align with the government’s modernization agenda
    • You have experience in and knowledge of policy development and regulatory and legislative modernization in order to lead a division to respond to program issues

    Salary range: $162,470 - $204,670 per year

    Location: Toronto

    Duration: 1 Permanent

    Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, October 25, 2017, by visiting http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?Language=English&JobID=112932. 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 the Executive Talent Search Unit at careersexecutive@ontario.ca. 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 

  • 02 Oct 2017 11:10 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Job Type:  Permanent 
    Primary Location:  Ontario, Canada 
    Possible Temporary Training Period: Montreal, Qc

    External Posting Description 

    CAI Global seeks an experienced Business Development professional to initially support and eventually lead the sales and business development efforts in Ontario. 

    CAI is a private consulting firm with expertise in investment project strategy, financing and implementation. Known as specialists in project financing and maximizing government financial incentives,  CAI’s advisory services begin at the development stage of a project or acquisition, through to the financing, and then to the site selection, financing negotiation and implementation stages. As site selectors, CAI knows how to close the deal with over thirty years of experience in this domain. As part of a project’s lifecycle, CAI conducts various forms of data intelligence research, industry studies and economic benefit models. CAI brings quantifiable value added results to its clients, and as a result of this knowledge, has been mandated by numerous economic development agencies to assist in attracting investments to their jurisdictions and position them internationally.

    The Business Development professional will work directly with CAI’s Director of Business Development and will act as the main point of contact for Ontario based accounts and sales activities. The candidate will be responsible to help build and execute a lead generation strategy for the purpose of generating sales. Depending on experience, there may be a learning curve requiring a training period at head office in Montreal. 

    Primary responsibilities:

    • Supporting, assisting and eventually leading the development of marketing strategies and tools 
    • Identifying and prospecting new clients 
    • Producing and/or coordinating sales proposals and corporate presentations 
    • Relationship building with key private and public sector professionals in Ontario 
    • Identifying speaking and other positioning opportunities for senior management and consultants
    • Participating on committees, if deemed beneficial
    • Documenting and tracking activities 
    • Researching grant and other incentive programs for client eligibility
    • Ensuring the firm's financial incentives database is continuously updated


    The successful candidate should have the following attributes:

    • Strong understanding of consulting services (a minimum of three years of account management /business development support experience an asset) 
    • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Finance, Business, or other related disciplines
    • Demonstrated skills as a team player and evidence of strong leadership
    • Ability to develop, share and adopt innovative approaches and best practices, present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions for lead generation
    • A self-starter and go-getter personality
    • An understanding of economic development 
    • Large account and contract sales support experience an asset
    • Ability to solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment
    • Analytical, detail oriented, strong problem-solving and project management skills 
    • Superior writing and verbal communication skills
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
    • Knowledge of the manufacturing sector
    • Valid driver’s license and vehicle

    Please forward resumes to: m.allain@caiglobal.com

    We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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