Director of Business and Marketing – City of Solon

Jun 5, 2018 | Jobs |

The City of Solon has an opening for the full time position of Director of Business and Marketing.

The Director of Business and Marketing is responsible for administering the City’s business attraction and retention program under the supervision of the Mayor.

The primary duties of the Director of Business and Marketing include: the active marketing of the City’s retail, office, and industrial areas and promoting the occupancy of individual buildings and tenants spaces; the providing of liaison services to the business community in order to answer questions, solve problems and promote positive relationships; the utilization of advanced networking techniques and the tools of economic development in order to proactively identify emerging commercial/office/industrial trends, opportunities and challenges, and recommend strategies and plans to effectively address these issues; the promotion of the City’s  economic development program  and providing of general city representation at trade shows, retail conventions, special business events, government round tables, etc.; the creation and maintenance of databases relating to building  inventories, occupancy status, site availability, business contact information and other economic development related purposes; the creation, administering and facilitating of grants, incentives and other advanced business attraction and retention techniques.

The successful candidate must possess strong sales, marketing, and interpersonal skills.  A  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with major course work in economic development, business administration, public administration, finance or a related field is required along with 5 or more years’ experience in administering business attraction/retention functions.  Designation as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcd), or the demonstrated ability to achieve such designation, is preferred.

The Director Business and Marketing is listed at Grade X-1 on the Solon wage scale and will be compensated depending on relevant qualifications and experience.  Interested candidates must submit an application, letter of interest, and resume online by visiting the City of Solon website at http://solonohio.org/jobs.aspx.  Click on “Apply Online” or visit the Human Resources webpage for more information.  Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, June 18, 2018.  All applications submitted are deemed a public record.

The City of Solon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status in employment or provision of services.  Individuals applying and requiring special accommodations regarding disabilities should contact the Human Resources Department.

DATE POSTED:   MAY 22, 2018

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