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WHO WE ARE:

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is the voice of our business community. We are a membership-based, non-profit organization that fosters a healthy, engaged, and sustainable business environment and economy in Windsor and Essex County. The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is the key connector and advocate for the long-term business success of our Members and our region.

THE OPPORTUNITY: SALES & PROJECT MANAGER

The Sales & Project Manager will oversee two new business-related initiatives for the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with national and provincial partners and sponsors.

You will identify, contact, coordinate and enlist businesses to participate in both new programs.

Additionally, you will coordinate communication and marketing materials to ensure eligible businesses are aware of the programs.

You will also represent the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and the two new initiatives in the community, network with prospective participants, plan information sessions and recruit new Chamber Members.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Demonstrated sales experience and success
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing sector, as well as an understanding of the wants and concerns of businesses, manufacturers and exporters
  • Knowledge of how industry associations and non-profits operate
  • Strong organizational skills with proven project management and program recruitment abilities
  • Ability to take initiative and work both within a team and independently
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations, as well as to the general public and other employees of the organization
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Some understanding of the operation and structure of government, relevant trade organizations and funding agencies

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Completion of a post-secondary program, preferably in business
  • Two to three years of experience in project management
  • Experience related to manufacturing, trade, productivity, and exporting considered an asset
  • Basic understanding of financial acumen
  • Previous work experience with government funded projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Familiar with social media platforms
  • Experience with event planning and coordinative activities
  • Fluent bilingualism in French and English (spoken & written) an asset

 

COMPENSATION:

The Sales & Project Manager position offers a highly competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience, including salary and commission.  This is a 12-month contract, with potential for renewal.

Interested applicants may forward their cover letter and resume to Wendy Bretz at wbretz@windsoressexchamber.org by 4:00pm Friday January 17, 2020.