Director of Business Development - Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority

Posted By: Ryan Moore Job Board ,

Date Needed: 02/15/2019

Location: Brunswick, GA

Category: Development Authority

Position Type: Full time

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

How to Apply: ryanmoore@bwkeda.com

Job Description & Details: The Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority (Authority) is seeking a dynamic leader to join the organization as the Director of Business Development (DBD). The DBD will be responsible for creating and executing an aggressive business development plan. In coordination with the Authority team, this individual will work to attract investment to Glynn County.

The Authority is a constitutionally created Authority and prioritizes aviation, logistics, and advanced manufacturing. The Authority owns over 1,000 acres of property and markets many industrial and reuse sites in the County.

The Community

Home to over 160,000 people, the Brunswick MSA is a growing region along the beautiful coast of Georgia. With a rich history in manufacturing and a thriving tourism sector, opportunities abound for growth and prosperity. Glynn County is globally connected and is home to the Port of Brunswick, the 2nd busiest auto port in the nation; the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, with three commercial flights to ATL daily; four interchanges on Interstate 95; two Class I Mainline Railroads; is an hour from both the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport and JAX, with flights to any destination; and is an hour from both the Port of Savannah and the Port of Jacksonville. The area is also a tourist destination with more than three million annual visitors. Home to St. Simons Island, Little St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and a thriving downtown in Brunswick, Georgia, we get to work where others only get to vacation. Interested parties should send resume′ and cover letter to Ryan Moore, President, at ryanmoore@bwkeda.com.  

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES The Director of Business Development (DBD) reports directly to the President. S/he will represent Glynn County as the best location to do business with investors, businesses, government entities and other key stakeholders. The DBD will work to drive business attraction and retention to Glynn County. Specifically, the DBD is responsible for the following:

• Manage and direct the development of leads, proposals and site visits locally and globally.

• Work with the President and Existing Industry Coordinator to develop a strategic plan to tell the Glynn county story locally and globally in order to continue to attract and retain companies in Glynn County.

• Build local partnerships to provide appropriate and timely attraction, expansion and retention best practices information.

• Organize and conduct visits to corporations having facilities in Glynn County and headquartered in other cities.

• Promote and market the region through trade shows, conferences, market visits, and other assignments as deemed appropriate.

• Coordinate RFI/RFP responses.

• Conduct out of state marketing visits to develop relationships with companies, corporate leaders, real estate brokers and site selectors.

• Assist companies with incentive options and applicable business resources.

• Provide technical assistance and support to local partners, stakeholders, and companies as requested.

• Assist with review and negotiation of incentives.

• Assist with development and implementation of marketing strategies to promote Glynn County.

• Respond to inquiries from prospective and existing businesses, brokers, property owners.

• Attend local business and community events and trade shows.

• Manage relationships with lead generation firms.

• Develop and maintain relationships with commercial real estate brokers, property developers, utility providers, site selectors, and other stakeholders.

• Provide information and/or make presentations to businesses, individuals, and the general public on economic development and workforce issues, available assistance programs, services, and other key community assets, plans, and resources.

• Maintain familiarity with the existing inventory of available industrial buildings and development sites within the community.

• Discuss options and advise stakeholders regarding development obstacles, growth and expansion opportunities, and provide business assistance program information.

• Coordinate workforce development activities with appropriate organizations.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

• Requires Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, economics, business development, or related field.

• Must have at least three (3) years of experience performing successful economic or business development and redevelopment efforts, and/or business/industry attraction, retention and expansion programs, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

• Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local government and civic leaders, business representatives and leaders, employees and staff of various diverse business and community organizations, as well as the general public.

• Must have outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

• Must possess a valid driver's license.

• Must be able to obtain a United States passport.

• Must be able to travel.

COMPENSATION A competitive compensation package will be made available to the qualified candidate.