Business Development Analyst – Metro Vancouver

13 July 2023

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Business Development Analyst

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than December 31, 2024 with the possibility of extension)
Department: Invest Vancouver
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG 23 $2,839.83 – $3,352.40 bi-weekly
Invest Vancouver is seeking to hire a Business Development Analyst who will play a key supporting role in investment attraction, business development and other strategic initiatives.  This work is integral to the quality and success of attracting and expanding strategic investment from companies (investors) and creating quality jobs in the region.  Ultimately, this role will support Invest Vancouver’s mission to advance broadly shared prosperity for all residents of the region.
You are a self-motivated leader with proven experience in economic development, including investment attraction.  You are a team player who enjoys being a key contributor to proposals, strategic meetings, research and analysis.  You thrive in a fast-paced business environment that involves managing multiple priorities simultaneously and serving a variety of external and internal stakeholders.  You are motivated to deliver high quality work and pay close attention to detail and take pride in your exceptional project management skills.
This role:

  • Evaluates and compiles a variety of data and other information from multiple sources for the purpose of developing investment attraction proposals for investor prospects; identifies data gaps; integrates collected data; prepares tables and graphical representations; and assists in the preparation of investor attraction focused presentations and materials for business development.
  • Manages a database and/or library of up-to-date investor information such as commercial and industrial real estate, labour force information, salaries, government incentive programs and global metropolitan rankings; identifies relevant data sources and conducts research; seeks data from various resources such as academic and industry reports, Statistics Canada and BC Statistics; collects and compiles industry data through specialized databases; and drafts briefing notes as required.
  • Updates and populates specialized databases and software programs; conducts in depth searches and compiles information; runs a variety of reports; and maintains accurate records of investment opportunities, related initiatives and research.
  • Coordinates and manages the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada Referral (IRCC) program and the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) program; provides assistance to external contacts in retaining recruitment prospects; provides reports and status updates for external stakeholder committees as it relates to applications for funding, project delivery status, and financial claims.
  • Coordinates, organizes and schedules business travel, international events, local events and meetings for internal working groups and visiting delegations.
  • Liaises with a wide variety of internal and external contacts such as internal working groups, industry representatives, government stakeholders and businesses; and participates in meetings to discuss key initiatives and organizational objectives. 
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in economics, business, public policy, international affairs or a related discipline plus some related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques applicable to the work.
  • Considerable knowledge of policies, functions, best practices and objectives related to the work.
  • Considerable knowledge of information, tools and resources applicable to the work.
  • Considerable knowledge of research, data analysis and evaluation related to the work.
  • Sound knowledge of regional economic development, business development and investment attraction as related to the work performed.
  • Ability to coordinate research activities; identify, collect and compile relevant data sources and conduct research using various data resources and specialized databases.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data related to the work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various internal and external contacts and to obtain and provide information and assistance to the same.
  • Ability to perform a variety of record keeping functions, interpret data, prepare related reports, documents and presentations.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve.  We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, 2SLGBTQI +, all genders and persons with disabilities. 
Please follow this link our Careers page where you can submit your application by July 27, 2023.