Apply By: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 39 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Economic Development Division / Business Development Branch
Job Term:
1 Temporary - 12 months (with possible extension)
Job Code:
12124 - Industrial Development Officer 3
$1,424.17 - $1,817.78 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
If you are bilingual, this is your opportunity to join the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and help facilitate growth, development and investment in Ontario businesses in the food, beverage and bio-product manufacturing sectors.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• manage client relationships with key industry stakeholders, businesses and government officials
• provide a variety of business development and advisory services
• work closely with key business clients to evaluate business needs and opportunities.

How do I qualify?


• You must be proficient in English as well as oral and written French at the advanced level
• You must have a valid class G driver's licence and be able to travel to locations not accessible by public transportation

Knowledge of business development:

• You have experience in sales, client relationship management and account management to build strategic relationships with a portfolio of clients.
• You have experience implementing a variety of economic development practices (e.g. investment attraction, retention, expansion, etc.).
• You have knowledge of current and emerging issues in the food, beverage and bio-product manufacturing sectors.
• You have knowledge of a variety of business administration disciplines (e.g. finance, marketing, sales, economics, business analysis) to evaluate and assess problems and facilitate business solutions.

Other important skills:

• You have analytical skills to assess client business development needs and identify strategic investment opportunities.
• You have project management skills to plan and implement concurrent projects in an environment with competing priorities and political sensitivity.
• You have communication skills to maintain strong business relationships and prepare a variety of documents (e.g. briefing notes, sector overviews, project proposals).

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 830 Prescott St, Kemptville, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Monday, June 17, 2019
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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