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Business Development Opening Roanoke, VA

Business Development Opening Roanoke, VA

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Published by: roanokeregion on Nov 17, 2009
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: Director of Business Development
: November 2009
The director of business development is responsible for designing and implementingbusiness recruitment strategies for the region.
Utilize a data-centered approach to develop strategies for the recruitment and retention of businesses and jobs in the region (in coordination with localities) including identifying targetbusiness clusters
Maintain current knowledge of industry trends that may impact strategies
Take lead role in organizing and executing call programs, marketing missions and tradeshowactivities
Coordinate lead creation and management
Develop and pursue all leads
Provide comprehensive background information to guide director of research and webadministrator in preparation of presentation materials
Schedule and conduct prospect visits and meetings with appropriate government officials andbusiness leaders as they can be helpful in the recruitment process
Create activity reports as required
Build positive relationships with stakeholders, VEDP staff, and economic allies
Develop, implement and participate in special business community events to promote businessdevelopment and vitality
Represent the RRP in the community as requested
And other duties as assigned.
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook. Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, and Power Point. Alsofamiliarity with databases
Excellent written and oral presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills that create an ability to gain the trust and confidence of stakeholders, allies, and prospects
Demonstrated record of success in sales/marketing. Experience in economicdevelopment/commercial real estate a plus
Customer service orientation
Ability to lead in a team-oriented work environment
Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
Self-motivator with ability to approach job responsibilities from an entrepreneurial perspective
Understanding of the mission and goals of the RRP
Commitment to continuous improvement in all job responsibilities.

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