Business Retention and Expansion Manager

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This position will be posted until August 31, 2023

Organization: Fayette County Development Authority

Location: Fayetteville, GA

Categories: Development Authority

Position Type: Full Time

Education Requirement: Associate's

Experience Requirement: 3 - 5 years

Salary: $50,000 – 85,000 commensurate with experience and education

How to Apply/Contact: Send resume and cover letter to List “First Name Last Initial Bus Dev MGR-E” in the subject line.

Job Posting: Business Retention and Expansion Manager 
Accountability: President
Classification: Full-Time (Fayetteville, GA)
Job Title: Business Retention and Expansion Manager
Job Summary: The Fayette County Development Authority is looking for an unintimidated, positive attitude, problem-solving candidate to fill the Business Retention and Expansion Manager position. Compensation: $50,000 – 85,000 commensurate with experience and education.

About Fayette County
Fayette County provides the ideal suburban or country lifestyle for professionals and their families. Families will find some of the state’s 2nd ranked public K-12 schools, one of Georgia's top ranked hospitals, and the metro area's safest communities in Fayette County. It’s basically private school education at a public school cost. We also offer over 100 miles of scenic paths, four championship golf courses, countless markets and festivals, and great dining options. Whether it's corporate headquarters or Hollywood-style blockbuster studio productions, companies find a welcoming and supportive home in Fayette County for their business and employees. The heart of our county is only 15 miles from the Atlanta airport.

Who You Are
• Self-directed. Motivated. Energetic.
• Can be a confident introvert or an extraordinary extrovert. Either one is going to be okay in this position, provided you are also detail oriented enough to manage the databases, and savvy enough to create connections with local business leaders.
• Flexibility in working after normal business hours. For example, many of our industrial business are multi-national and need to work with flexible scheduling.
• Exceptional Time Management, prioritization, and multitasking abilities
• Superb communication skills. Writing ability sufficient to summarize business and industry information clearly and concisely. Professionalism in face to face and telephone conversations.
• Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills
• Able to work efficiently on a deadline

What You’ll Do
• Develop and maintain professional business relationships in order to assist with the retention and expansion of existing industries.
o Actively participate in local industry events, programs, and initiatives to become established as a primary resource for all existing industry related assistance and information.
o Respond quickly to industry partners and team members.
• Manage and execute multiple, complex programs and/or projects that require collaboration and communication with existing businesses and community stakeholders, often deadline driven.
o Project support and coordination, including prepare reports, data analysis, and other documents as requested in support of a new industry prospect, Request for Information
o Analyze business projections of all kinds of industry as they grow within our county o Continually evaluate the FCDAs existing industry program to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement and business growth o Measure program performance and recommend goals, priorities, and delivery strategies. Implement best practices and innovative solutions.
• Provide existing industry support including:
o Conduct regular site visits to existing industry. o Monitor and maintain an updated database of industry contacts and visits.
o Serve as a single point of contact for existing industries in Fayette County looking to grow.
• Administrative duties also include
o Review available sites and buildings in FCDA website and update as necessary.
o Prepares draft project proposals using FCDA templates o Assist with planning, coordination, and execution of Fayette County Development Authority events on an as needed basis
• ESSENTIAL: Quick to learn local industries across business sectors and to get acquainted with key stakeholders.
o You can wield resources like a Jedi Master. Able to understand and synthesize multidisciplinary business situations and solve problems by making connections.

Required Qualifications
• Education: College degree in business, economics, marketing, or related field OR the equivalency of experience in economic development.
• Experience: Three years professional experience in economic development, business development, or workforce development.
• Proven program or project management excellence through effective communication, savvy interpersonal relationships, and time management skills.
• Experience handling complex and/or confidential information with discretion.
• Proficiency in the use of computer programs: o Microsoft Office Productivity Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint o Salesforce
o G-Mail / Outlook o Internet
Preferred Qualifications
• MBA or related graduate degree
• Live in Fayette County

• Individualized Benefit Package Can be Negotiated
• Paid Time Off, including Holidays  

Work Environment
• Our team provides confidential services to support existing Fayette County businesses considering expansion or out of market companies looking for a new operation. We communicate and maintain our services in close collaboration with state, local, academic, and utility partners.
• FCDA has a strong background of promoting from within.
• Strong teams, an environment ready to do a little bit of everything. Learning oriented, Fast paced, busy office, poised for growth.

How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to List “First Name Last Initial Bus Dev MGR-E” in the subject line.

Deadline: Open Until Filled; Apply ASAP. Resumes will be reviewed immediately. Position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.