Economic Development Associate

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OVERVIEW:

Reporting to a Director of Client Services, the Economic Development Associate will execute research, strategy development, direct outreach and business intelligence-gathering on behalf of ROI’s global client base. The ideal candidate has a B2B sales and marketing background, string research and analytical skills and a passion for delivering excellence in client service.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Execute primary and secondary market research to identify expansion projects and investment prospects on behalf of ROI’s clients
  • Execute take-to-market strategy by leveraging tele-prospecting, email, InMail and other social media to maximize the volume of qualified leads
  • Maximize business intelligence gathering and ensure accurate entry into the database for all customer contacts
  • Support client programs by preparing for and participating in Program Launch and status meetings, producing customized list of viable prospects, generating professional company profiles, contribute to status report creation and provide insights and recommendations for final reports.
  • Ensure ongoing Economic Development learning including participation in ROI Research on Investment’s professional development program

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in: International Studies, Economics, Marketing, Business or Commerce
  • Background or strong interest in economic development
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in market research, competitive intelligence, data gathering / analysis and project planning
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is an asset
  • Comfortable with technology and the use of standard office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc.)

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Economic development knowledge and expertise
  • Strategic thinker and creative problem solver
  • Takes accountability, demonstrates personal integrity & honesty
  • Self-motivated, highly-energetic and works well in both an independent setting and a team environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and perform well in a high-pressure environment
  • Commitment to quality and excellence in client service
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