Company: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Location: Richmond, VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/16/2020
Expire Date: 01/16/2021
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Finance/Economics
Virginia Economic Development Partnership is seeking an experienced economic development professional to successfully promote Virginia to targeted industry executives and site selection consultants as the preferred location for new and expanding business facilities.
The Business Manager will support the development and implementation of VEDPís lead generation strategy and provide project management on economic development opportunities considering Virginia. This position will support VEDPís lead generation programs by conducting targeted marketing outreach to prospective companies, site selection consultants and commercial real estate brokers. The Business Manager will work with interested company executives, and local and regional economic developers to successfully locate new and expanding business operations to Virginia.
Candidates must possess considerable executive level sales and marketing experience in an economic development office or corporate business environment. The Business Manager must have demonstrated project management and lead generation experience, as well as experience in developing and implementing a sales and marketing plan to effectively close deals. The applicant is expected to demonstrate the ability to manage in a team environment and leverage partners in the public and private sectors, including higher education partners, and local and regional economic development partners. The Business Manager must have excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Applicants must also have strong organizational skills and be able to plan and successfully manage multiple tasks. Proficiency in using multiple PC software packages is required. Experience with Salesforce is a plus. Frequent travel is required. A valid Virginiaís driverís license is required and the candidate must be able to obtain a passport. Undergraduate degree in marketing, business administration or economics or equivalent work experience is required. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation or other industry certification is a plus.
VEDP offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience. All candidates must apply through our website: https://www.vedp.org/about-vedp. Application deadline: Open Until Filled
VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDPís intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or email@example.com. TDD 1-800-828-1120.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate, and support development and expansion of the Commonwealthís economy. To accomplish these objectives, the Partnership focuses on business recruitment, expansion, and international trade. VEDP has offices in Virginia, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.