The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced sales and marketing 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 VEDP’s business investment strategy, and provide project management on economic development projects considering Virginia. This position will work with interested company executives, and local and regional economic developers to successfully locate new business operations to Virginia. The Business Manager will support VEDP’s lead generation programs by conducting targeted marketing outreach to prospective companies, site selection consultants and commercial real estate brokers.
Candidates must possess considerable executive level sales and marketing experience in a corporate business environment or economic development office. The Business Manager must have demonstrated project management experience, as well as experience in developing and implementing a sales and marketing plan to effectively close deals. The Business Manager 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. Candidates 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 marketing projects. Proficiency in using multiple PC software packages is required. Experience with Salesforce is a plus. Frequent travel is required. A valid VA driver’s license is required or must be able to obtain a VA license within 60 days of employment 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. Salary minimum: $65,000.
All candidates must apply through our website http://www.yesvirginia.org/AboutUs/Employment. 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 VEDP’s 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 1-804-545-5630 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TDD 1-800-828-1120