City of Pittsfield Business Development Manager in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
The City of Pittsfield has an exciting opportunity for a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual to join it's dedicated team in the role of Business Development Manager. The Business Development Manager shall promote and foster economic development, job growth and capital investment within the City of Pittsfield by working to retain and grow existing businesses and by attracting new businesses. The Business Development Manager represents the City, the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA) and the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation's (PERC) and will be the primary point of contact for business and economic development activities in the city. This person will manage referrals and inquiries from businesses as well as individual entrepreneurs seeking to establish or expand their enterprise in the city. The Manager will facilitate connections with other local, regional and state economic development organizations and agencies including identifying available incentives. The incumbent shall report to the Mayor's Economic Development Council, comprised of the Mayor, PEDA Chairperson, and PERC President, and Community Development Director. Hours generally Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4PM Evening & weekend hours may be required. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 4:00PM Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in business or related field with an advanced degree in economics, finance, marketing or business/public administration preferred or a comparable combination of education and experience. Minimum of five years, with eight or more preferred, of successful business development or direct sales experience including a background in prospecting and business development to a targeted audience and experience in establishing and maintaining client relationships. Experience with marketing, public relations, and media including electronic marketing and social media. Proven organizational skills including the ability to set and maintain budgets, establish and meet goals, and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and entities. A self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance and support. Experience in private sector and/or public sector organizational management. Ability to work seamlessly and productively with three distinct entities, the City, PEDA and PERC, including their management and boards. Familiarity with the business and economic climate affecting Pittsfield businesses and recruitment opportunities. Ability to understand and articulate complex business and public matters in writing and orally. Ability to work effectively with and influence all types of people, including demonstrated skills in diplomacy, persuasiveness, resourcefulness, discretion, and negotiations. A valid driver's license is required.