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SREDA

Manager, Economic Development

About SREDA

Founded in 1992, the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) works with the City of Saskatoon, Regional Municipalities and 150 private sector investors to strengthen and grow the Saskatoon Region economy.

SREDA provides programs and services around six core areas to help grow the local economy: Business Attraction & Expansion, Entrepreneurship, Regional Economic Development & Planning, Indigenous Economic Development, Economic Intelligence, and Marketing the Saskatoon Region & Talent Attraction.

SREDA has a bold strategy to be one of the leading economic development organizations in Canada. Over the past four years SREDA has won multiple awards in recognition of its work to promote the Saskatoon Region. SREDA has a strong leadership team along with an experienced and engaged Board of Directors comprised of political and business leaders from across the Saskatoon Region. This is your opportunity to join this exceptional team and further develop your career in a growing and dynamic organization.

About the Position

The Manager, Economic Development will develop and lead projects to foster economic development in the Saskatoon Region through business attraction, business expansion, and Indigenous economic development. Reporting to the Director, Business Development and working with our team and partners, the Manager, Economic Development will:

  • Establish and grow meaningful relationships with industry, communities and organizations to identify and facilitate economic development opportunities in the Region,
  • Develop and deliver programs and initiatives to attract national and international business and investment to the Region,
  • Develop strategies to assist local businesses and organizations address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action, primarily focused on business and economic development,
  • Assist local businesses to take advantage of economic development opportunities,
  • Assist in the administration of the City of Saskatoon’s Business Development Incentive,
  • Assist in the delivery of events, presentations and other outreach initiatives,
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director, Business Development.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in business or related discipline
  • 3+ years’ experience in economic development
  • 5+ years’ experience working with business, government, First Nations and Metis stakeholders
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative; able to identify opportunities, develop a plan and execute
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills

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Interested candidates should submit their application to:

Joanne Baczuk
Director, Business Development
jbaczuk@sreda.com

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