Director of Business Growth Services

business & economic development administration & support
Location: City of Toronto, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Feb 6, 2019
Closing Date: Feb 13, 2019
This is a career-defining role for a business development leader and innovator with the experience, confidence and credibility to work collaboratively and strategically with multiple stakeholders – across the City of Toronto and beyond – to drive business investment and job growth across the City.
A savvy and confident relationship builder – locally, nationally and internationally – recognized for your business acumen, diplomacy, political acuity and broad global perspective, you welcome a role that will see you working collaboratively with senior leaders across the City to promote and achieve business growth and investment objectives, while forging productive partnerships with many key stakeholders. Combining these skills with your financial abilities, you’re also prepared to assume responsibility for the project management of multi-stakeholder initiatives involving other orders of government and private sector corporations to further the growth of Toronto's economy.
Reporting to the General Manager, Economic Development & Culture, with your staff, you will develop and implement functional programs and services that support: entrepreneurship from start-up to scale-up, business health in Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and other localized communities, industry sector formation, business development and retention of existing Toronto-based companies, locally and externally sourced investment for new as well as expanding operations, and international partnerships that will increase business investment and job growth in the City of Toronto. Equally important for success in our complex environment will be your proven ability to provide strategic advice to senior management and political staff on sensitive and confidential issues, and your familiarity with municipal governance policies and issues, and applicable legislation. Many of these business development issues and opportunities will require some familiarity with Provincial and Federal economic development policies, programs and staff.
This senior mandate comes with all the typical managerial roles and responsibilities, from leading and motivating a diverse workforce and ensuring high standards of work quality and organizational performance, to developing the Section’s annual operating budget and grant program, ensuring that expenditures are controlled within approved budget limits and revenues managed within Council guidelines. You’ll be counted upon to guide the continuous improvement of the Section’s performance through the development and implementation of sound management practices and procedures.
Your history of successful senior management experience in any of the core functional areas is coupled with post-secondary education in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent educational and work background. You are conversant with financial reporting processes, including budget control, forecasting and interpreting financial reports. An Economic Development Certification would be an asset.
Through your considerable experience in leading and motivating a diverse, multi-functional workforce, you’ve become known for your ability to handle labour relations, foster teamwork, communicate a vision, manage change, and create an environment that promotes excellence. You have led complex projects – from inception through to implementation – while balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests, and have a track record of initiating, leading and implementing proactive, progressive change to facilitate improvements through redesigned business processes, policies and strategies.
Salary Range: $147,492.80 - $173,300.40 per year
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For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2318660X, by 
February 13, 2019.
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