• Senior Manager, Economic Development

    Job Locations CA-ON-Ottawa
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/16/2018 11:20 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Years of Experience
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services, Business and Professional Services
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    Job Description (EN)

    Position Summary


    Our Economic Development Services team is looking for a Senior Manager to lead its team of consulting professionals. BDO’s Economic Development Services team helps clients achieve two objectives: growing their economies and measuring the economic impact of their decisions. Our consulting projects come from all levels of government – federal, provincial, municipal, and Indigenous – as well as non-profits, trade associations and private businesses. Our clients want to accelerate or revitalize growth in a changing economy. Many want to harness new sectors, technologies, and innovations as drivers of their economic development. Others wish to test the feasibility of business ideas and new ventures, attract investment to their local community, or expand and promote particular economic sectors.


    No matter our clients’ unique needs, BDO offers custom solutions to help develop economies and create jobs. Clients are empowered to navigate a complex and ever-changing economy through BDO’s economic development service line. With these services, our economic development consultants aim to provide our clients with the tools necessary to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment.



    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:


    In this role you will lead and contribute to economic development related consulting engagements. More specifically, you will:

    • Conduct and oversee economic research and analysis as necessary in the preparation of consulting project deliverables
    • Lead individual client initiatives for the delivery of economic development services initiatives
    • Manage the development of new opportunities within existing clients and successfully expand the client base through pursuit of new opportunities,
    • Collaborate with BDO managers to develop and grow the economic development service line across Canada
    • Deliver the full cycle of client engagement accountabilities in a cross functional environment
    • Have the ability to think critically and problem solve client issues, facilitate the decision making process and document those decisions
    • Have a strong commitment to superior professional and client service excellence
    • Work with project teams to identify business requirements and desired business outcomes to achieve successful projects
    • Collaborate with various internal and external subject matter experts and stakeholder representatives as necessary to prepare consulting project deliverables
    • Have strong communication skills and experience preparing for and facilitating workshops to gather input from clients and stakeholders
    • Willingness to travel within Canada (approximately 25%)



    Experience, Education & Professional Skills/Knowledge:


    • A completed Master’s Degree in Economics or a related subject with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience within environments where you can demonstrate capabilities in business consulting and planning 


    • An entrepreneurial drive
    • Experience in economic modelling, including economic impact assessments and regression analyses
    • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills appropriate to a strategic advisory role in client-facing interactions
    • Proven success in delivering advisory services to public or private sector clients
    • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
    • Must be eligible for government of Canada security clearance  



    • Experience in the Indigenous or municipal public sector
    • Hold a professional designation as a Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.)
    • Have completed a PhD in relevant field
    • Bilingual (English/French)


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