Director, Business Development in Sacramento, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/9/2019

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Job Description

Director, Business Development

Our client is the catalyst for innovative growth strategies in the Capital Region of California. The organization spearheads community-led direction to retain, attract, grow and create new businesses, develop advanced industries, and create jobs throughout a six-county region. Greater Sacramento represents a collaboration between market leaders, influencers, key corporate stakeholders and local and state governments, with the sole mission of driving economic growth. Sacramento was founded on discovery, built on leadership and fueled by innovation. 

The Director of Business is a key driver in development and market expansion for Greater Sacramento. To be successful in this role one must have a keen eye for opportunity development and be motivated to seek and identify new prospects with limited daily direction.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Generating business development opportunities in a targeted industry sector or market as assigned and in alignment with strengths/industry experience
  • Developing leads, proposals and organizing site visits locally and globally
  • Advancing the business investment and job creation goals of GSEC by identifying and assisting companies in assigned industry verticals expanding in and into the region, meeting or exceeding annual contract goals
  • Identifying business opportunities and prospects by evaluating the market and industry trends; researching and analyzing competitive options for expansion or relocation to the region
  • Functioning as a liaison between client and economic development and real estate professionals, as well as regional partners for a seamless experience 
  • Coordinating outreach with site location consultants, corporate real estate professionals and other key individuals in the real estate industry locally and nationally
  • Working closely with the marketing team on regional pitches and lead generation activities including proactive initiatives that focus on target sectors and industry related events
  • Promote and market the region through trade shows, conferences, market visits and other assignments as deemed appropriate
  • Coordinate RFI/RFP responses
  • Significantly supports market outreach visits and efforts of CEO and senior team leadership

Preferred experience:

  • Relevant professional certification (EDI, EDFP, CEcD, CCIM) is a plus 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to present to groups and/or business executives
  • Experience formulating and implementing marketing and business attraction strategies and strategic plans
  • Fluency with social media management, community management, PR, branding and content strategy
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment and doing hands-on work in a growing organization 
  • Exceptional team-orientation and communication skills
  • A self-motivated, continuous learning approach

Required experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, real estate or related field 
  • 3+ years of professional experience in economic and/or business development, site selection, real estate or corporate business


Competitive Salary, Employer paid medical, dental and vision for the employee, 401(k) with a generous employer match, on-site gym, paid parking

Job Type: 

  • Full-time, salaried, exempt

Volt is an equal opportunity employer