|BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER|
|Performs professional, administrative, and supervisory work managing business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts for the City of Orlando. An employee assigned to this position serves as liaison to the business and economic development community and the Governor's office as it relates to States economic development programs. Manages a variety of economic development programs for the City including the Main Street Program, Incubator Program, QTI Program, Mayor's Business Assistance Team, International Affairs, Fa‡ade Program, Urban Job Tax Credit Program, Enterprise Zone Program, Buy Local Orlando Program, and Brownfield Program. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Economic Development and performance is reviewed through conferences and results achieved.|
|Facilitate the development of targeted industries and clusters in the City of Orlando.
Serve as liaison to the business community to assist interested parties with accessing available resources to support business growth and development.
Market the City of Orlando as an ideal location for business investment and expansion.
Plan quarterly and annual events and coordinate event sponsorship management; attend meetings, events and functions hosted by various professional and economic development organizations to promote business recruitment, retention, and creation efforts in Metro Orlando.
Provide permitting and development assistance to clients, respond to inquiries and tours, and prepare proclamations and correspondence for the Mayor as it relates to business issues in the community.
Provide business outreach and assistance, and forge partnerships with the businesses community to create high-value, high-jobs.
Supervises professional and clerical employees; responsible for hiring, training, appraising, and disciplining the work of employees.
Develops, implements, and monitors program budgets for achievement of program goals and objectives; maintains activity records and prepares periodic activity and budget reports.
Develops and modifies program policies and procedures.
Educate City staff on the role and mission of the Economic Development Department.
|Knowledge of City and Department missions, goals, policies practices and procedures.
Knowledge of economic development including policies, practices, procedures, and programs, and challenges.
Knowledge of intergovernmental coordination.
Knowledge of Orlando's business community and organizational structure.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Skilled in the use of negotiation, mediation, and communication techniques.
Ability to supervise, plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate the work of staff.
Ability to accomplish independent research.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City of Orlando departments, local, state, national economic development agencies, media, business owners and their representatives, property owners, and the general public.
Ability to gather and analyze facts and to prepare detailed business reports.
Ability to conduct research, assess business development needs, and develop appropriate programs.
|Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration or related field from an accredited school. Minimum of four (4) years professional business experience, with emphasis in the areas of economic development, business development, and business promotion; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.|