Manager of Business Development
The city of Portsmouth’s, Department of Economic Development is seeking a highly experienced professional to join our team as the Manager of Business Development.
The Manager of Business Development will perform increasingly responsible work to attract and retain business activity for the city by assessing market trends, and developing marketing materials, and business recruitment and retention strategies. The selected candidate will perform research and develop for new business contacts and opportunities, and prepare presentations and proposals accordingly; assists in negotiations with company representatives; identifies and coordinates state, regional, and local programs to assist in business recruitment and retention efforts; identifies specific site and/or building requirements needed for expansion and/or relocation, conducts and coordinates site visits and prepares related proposals.
To meet the minimum qualifications the applicant must:
Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Economics, Urban Studies, Public Administration or a related field; and 3-5 years of experience in Economic Development. Have strong communications skills; and have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.