Georgia Department of Economic Development - Global Commerce Division - Project Manager
Overview - The Chason Group, Inc. has been selected to conduct a talent search for a professional to serve as an economic development roject Manager, International Investment for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). Tim Chason and Mark Lytle are working with the GDEcD on coordinating the search.
About the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The GDEcD is the state’s lead agency for attracting new business investments;
encouraging the expansion of existing industries; and supporting small businesses. GDEcD is also responsible for identifying new markets for Georgia-made products; attracting tourists to Georgia; promoting the state as a destination venue for arts events and location sites for film, music, and digital entertainment projects.
Position Responsibilities. The Project Manager’s primary responsibility is to represent Georgia as the lead point of contact for companies
considering a location within the state. This will include gaining an understanding of potential company location needs and the key project
drivers. The Project Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: site selection, data research, assistance with incoming international delegations, as well as building and maintaining relations with the international business community in Georgia to include bi-national chambers of commerce. The Project Manager will work closely with the Director, International Investment during the first several months once joining the GDEcD team.
Minimum Qualifications. Applicants for the Project Manager position should hold a Bachelor’s degree in business, international affairs,
economics, real estate, marketing, economic development or similar field. GDEcD prefers the professional to speak English and French and/or
German. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Other languages spoken are also an asset to the position. Experience in economic development and a demonstrated affinity with Europe is preferred.
Professionals interested in the economic development field must possess a very strong commitment to customer service, customer support and becoming an advocate / problem solver for the prospects.
Key Attributes. The Project Manager will be working with international companies who are considering expanding into the U.S., and will assist
them as they evaluate Georgia as a potential location for their investment. The individual must have a bi-cultural skill set, strong sense of
diplomacy, and the ability to respond effectively to a prospect’s issues through training and research.
Establishing site visits and bringing together the necessary stakeholders and partners will occupy a large part of the Project Manager’s time.
Presentation skills and the ability to communicate with high level decision-makers is key.
How To Apply. Professionals interested in the Project Manager, International Investment position may apply by uploading a cover letter and resume at www.thechasongroup.com. The cover letter may be addressed to Tim Chason of The Chason Group. Deadline for submission of resumes is November 19, 2018.
Candidates who meet criteria established by GDEcD will be selected to receive a detailed application. The most qualified candidates will be
chosen for interviews.