Business Development Project Manager (BDPM), Defence and Security
Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum in Ottawa and the surrounding region. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has helped facilitate the creation of more than 5,500 jobs. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city and the best place to work and live, Invest Ottawa helps to catalyze the growth and success of local entrepreneurs and firms.
A non-profit corporation, Invest Ottawa delivers programs and services which include start-up incubation and mentorship, acceleration for existing companies, global business and investment attraction and local business retention, targeted sector development, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.
In September 2017, Invest Ottawa and the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards began working closely together as strategic partners with a mission to drive industry-led innovation, leveraging emerging technologies to build high-value jobs, long-term economic growth and community prosperity.
Summary of role
The Business Development Project Manager (BDPM) is primarily responsible for the Business Retention Expansion (BRE) Program and working with key multinational clients to facilitate incremental Foreign Direct Investment. The BDPM also assists the foreign direct investment Market Directors in promoting and attracting investment to Ottawa and overseeing the aftercare program. The BDPM will identify and promote business-to-business opportunities for Ottawa companies, both in Ottawa and abroad working with the Market Directors. The BDPM works closely with the entire Global Expansion team to facilitate investment and trade. Focus areas within the sector include: cybersecurity (including software related), defence, aerospace, public safety, and security.
So why should you consider this role?
At Invest Ottawa, you’ll have the chance to learn about the inner workings of Ottawa’s entrepreneurship, start-up and business community. It also means having the opportunity to work to your full potential, surrounded by the best and brightest people. From the physical space to their top-tier health benefits, Invest Ottawa promotes a healthy work-life balance through many perks including flexible work hours, annual fitness allowance, employer paid RRSP contributions and professional development, as well as an on-site fresh food cafeteria. It’s a place where you can be proud of the work you do.
What challenges will you face?
Invest Ottawa is a rallying point for local businesses and entrepreneurs. It is a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities, tight deadlines and a diverse business environment. High independent contact with a wide variety of organizations and individuals in the public and private sector, either locally and/or internationally, is a key characteristic of this position. The actions of the incumbent reflect on the organization and the City of Ottawa. This position may require long and /or irregular hours including attendance at a number of external functions representing Invest Ottawa. Some travel may be required.
Is this for you?
You are an energetic and highly motivated individual with 5 years’ relevant business development experience in the appropriate sector. You have demonstrated knowledge of the continental and international business communities as well as an understanding of the small, medium and large business markets in Ottawa region. This role requires a high level of understanding of the diversity of technology companies in the Ottawa region and current knowledge on key and future business and technology trends, issues and opportunities. You are known for your strong decision-making capability and exceptional commitment to customer service.
How will you know you have succeeded at the end of your first year?
The Business Development Project Manager leading the defence and security sector will be Invest Ottawa’s primary relationship manager with senior leadership in the Ottawa ecosystem. Beyond those elements, you will have established yourself as trusted leader within your team and the organization.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume in confidence to Invest Ottawa by email to [email protected].
Invest Ottawa/BY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Invest Ottawa/BY offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by Invest Ottawa/BY regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.
Invest Ottawa/BY thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged.