Business Development Consultant

Located in Sarnia, ON

Salary: $35.09-$41.78/hour

Job summary: The Business Development Consultant's key role is the promotion, development, and growth of targeted sectors. This position focuses on the I.T. sector. Duties and responsibilities will include planning and proposing an annual business program specific to assigned sectors, identifying and analyzing geographic markets and companies for business attraction, conducting business outreach and preparing studies/reports for prospective business clients regarding new or expanded businesses, undertaking initiatives to support business growth, working with existing and identifying new business sectors promoting growth opportunities, supporting the growth of current businesses through business strategies and maintaining a proactive outreach program to targeted sectors, initiating a contact program with identified prospect firms and industry associations, maintaining a detailed record system of prospect activity as per company practices and playing a lead role with ongoing CRM software implementation, organizing and implementing specific business strategies in support of local efforts, coordinating meetings with appropriate groups to identify operational projects, serving as a catalyst for the creation of economic development policies and projects, communicating awareness of trends and opportunities for growth to internal and external stakeholders, providing education to local businesses on market development, keeping abreast of government legislation, maintaining effective communications and networks with key individuals and groups, and conducting onsite visits with clients to provide support.

Location: Sarnia, ON

Position type: Direct Hire

Pay: $35.09-$41.78/hour

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm


  • A degree in marketing, business administration/commerce, economics, or economic development 
  • At least five years of experience in a business development role
  • Experience in sales, marketing, and developing marketing plans 
  • Excellent oral and written communication, with strong presentation and client relationship management skills
  • Proven understanding of social media marketing

Ways to apply:

Benefits available to Express associates:

  • Medical benefits
  • Referral bonuses
  • Reward programs
  • Career training and development resources
  • Scholarship Program
  • National retailer discounts

About Express Employment Professionals:

Founded in 1983, Express today employs 540,000 people across over 800 franchise locations worldwide. Our long-term goal of putting a million people to work is at the heart of our company's vision: to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. The Sarnia Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 2006, and serves Sarnia-Lambton and surrounding areas with temporary staffing, contract workers, and direct hire placement in a variety of fields, including engineering, manufacturing, skilled trades, technical, accounting/finance, human resources, I.T., administrative, and light industrial. There is no cost to job seekers for our services. The ISO certified office has grown steadily, and has placed over 5,000 people with local businesses over the last ten years. Express is proud to be a Certified Military Friendly Employer through Canada Company, and to have received Inavero's Best of Staffing Talent Award based on the satisfaction of our placed talent.

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Express Office: Sarnia
347 Christina Street North
Sarnia, ON N7T 5V6