Business and Trade Development Manager (CLOSING DATE AMENDED)

Business and Trade Development Manager (CLOSING DATE AMENDED)

IC3 Economic Development Consultant 3

Regular/full-time

Economic Development & Jobs

Trade and Economic Development, Economic Opportunities Navigation

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 38314

Salary(s):   IC3 $70,224.00 – $89,118.00 per year

Closing Date:   November 28, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar regular, term or acting status opportunities and will remain in effect for 12 months.

To be considered for this competition, you are required to submit an Application Form for screening in addition to a resume.

Note: Only those who submit an Application Form and resume will be considered.

Click here to access the application form.

The Economic Opportunities Navigation Division is responsible for providing concierge services for medium to large scale foreign direct investment, business expansion, or trade opportunities. The division is responsible for business navigation, select business immigration services, policy for trade, economic development policy, as well as project managing initiatives to fill targeted labour market shortages. The division is responsible for working internally across provincial departments as a one-stop approach to connect businesses and economic development partners to the Government of Manitoba.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence
  • Must be able to travel nationally or internationally via motorized vehicle, airplaine and/or train
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime, which may include evenings and weekends, as required

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably at the graduate level, or an equivalent combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Export development experience in the private sector and/or government
  • Experience working with international business development including performing detailed market analysis
  • Experience with strategic performance management and measurement systems, such as key performance indicators
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to present to senior executives for the purpose of decision-making
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders by building rapport and resolving conflict as required
  • Excellent written communication skills used to prepare briefing materials, reports, and authority seeking documents
  • Effective problem solving, judgement and discretion with the ability to provide strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues

Desired:

  • Knowledge of Manitoba’s current export economy

Duties:
Reporting to the Director of Trade and Economic Development, the Business and Trade Development Manager participates in the development, coordination and execution of Manitoba’s policies for trade and foreign direct investment.  The position coordinates with relevant departments and economic development partners to develop and continually update Manitoba’s strategic policies for trade and foreign direct investment, segmented by region and by sector; coordinates (as-required) foreign trade missions, local trade events, as well as foreign delegations visiting Manitoba; and provides informal oversight over Project Consultants executing targeted economic growth strategy projects and initiatives.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38314

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

To be considered for this competition, you are required to submit an Application Form for screening in addition to a resume.

Note: Only those who submit an Application Form and resume will be considered.

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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