Current Employment Opportunities - The Regional Municipality of Halton

Job Posting

Business Consultant

Department:

Legislative and Planning Services

Division:

Economic Development

Position:

Business Consultant

 

Note:

Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

 

This is a permanent full time position working 35 hours per week.

 

Purpose:

Reporting to the Manager, Entrepreneurship Services, the Business Consultant works with start-up entrepreneurs and existing small business owners and supports them to start-up, manage and grow their businesses and helps build awareness and deliver entrepreneurship programs of the Region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre. 

 

Preferred Background:

The successful candidate will possess a degree in Business Administration, Commerce or related discipline combined with four to seven years professional experience in small business, finance or economic development.  The successful candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of small business development, including, market analysis, business plan preparation, financial planning and accessing capital, and sales and marketing.  The successful candidate must possess a strong awareness of current small business rules and regulations and the available tools, resources and government programs to assist entrepreneurs.  Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills to work directly with entrepreneurs, to prepare blog posts and presentations and present to larger groups.  Must possess a strong customer service orientation and experience working with a customer relationship management system.  Must be flexible and able to multi-task to deliver entrepreneurship services to a wide range of customers and in various locations across Halton.  Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

 

Working Conditions:

Travel will be required, incumbent must provide their own transportation. The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license by their first day of employment.  Ability to work outside regular business hours on an occasional basis each quarter is required. 

 

Duties:

·         Works directly with new and existing entrepreneurs and provides value-added information with respect to business start-up, management and growth including - business registration and regulations, ownership structure, market research, business planning, financing and sales and marketing.

·         Presents entrepreneurship education training seminars to various entrepreneur customers across Halton.

·         Contributes to awareness building of the Region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Economic Development Division by presenting to community organizations, secondary and post-secondary schools, entrepreneurship groups and business networking organizations.

·         Assists with the implementation of the Centre’s entrepreneurship programs and the undertaking of major Halton Region business events.

·         Assists with the implementation of senior government funded entrepreneurship programs including Summer Company, Starter Company Plus and Futurpreneur. 

·         Prepares regular blog posts on various entrepreneurship topics for the Halton Business Blog.

·         Maintains an up to date tracking of customer interactions on a customer relationship management system and provides timely reporting of outcomes to the Manager, Entrepreneurship Services. 

·         Ensures that entrepreneurship education and services presentation material is kept up to date with respect to programs, rules, regulations and resources. 

·         Performs other duties, as assigned.

 

Posted:

March 20, 2017

Posting Expiry:          

April 3, 2017

Posting #:

LP-140-17

 

 

 

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