Business Development Manager – Bring it home

Application deadline:

Economic Development Winnipeg is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic, results-oriented business development professional as part of the Bring It Home program team. The Bring It Home (BIH) program is an initiative designed to develop relationships with business and community leaders, academia and board members to leverage their influence in order to attract national and international business events to Winnipeg.

If your passion for the city is matched by your proven track-record in business development and you have a strong ability to build rapport with diverse clients, this exceptional opportunity is ideal for you. Be part of growing Winnipeg’s economy and have an impact to the city’s success.


  • Proactively identify prospects from within industry associations, business leaders, and subject matter experts from government and academia;
  • Conduct daily prospecting and qualifying sales calls to potential and existing local influencers and convert prospects into business for Winnipeg;
  • Develop and deliver presentations to high-level executives and key influencers;
  • Collaborate and align the Bring It Home Program with the priorities of the Y!W and Tourism Winnipeg;
  • Work strategically with Y!W to share information and contacts on business events that may be a source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) leads in key local industry sectors; 
  • Work in close partnership with Business Events Canada, maximizing Winnipeg’s visibility and strategically leveraging federal resources in support of the Bring It Home program;
  • Provide strategic support to local host committees, ensuring the successful transition from the bid process and securing of contracts to offering Tourism Winnipeg client services assistance;
  • Identify program requirements for marketing, communications and other sales related materials
  • Responsible for managing relevant aspects the Bring It Home Program budget;
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Canada if/when needed, with most travel being in the Winnipeg area.


  • Energetic, hard-working and passionate about strengthening the Winnipeg business community;
  • Ability to think creatively and work well independently and within a team environment;
  • Strong aptitude for relationship building and strategic networking;
  • Results-driven and detail-oriented;
  • A strategic thinker with superb analytical skills;
  • Understanding of/experience with the business event and conference cycle;
  • Financial knowledge and experience with budget management;
  • Strong sales and business acumen and understanding of what a business needs to succeed;
  • Excellent communicator, including superior presentation, listening and writing skills;
  • High degree of professionalism, ownership and responsibility.


  • University degree in a business-related field with a minimum of 3-5 years business development/sales experience and a track record of success;
  • Proven history of being able to cultivate new business, and a command of strategic selling fundamentals;
  • Extensive experience networking with senior level management and the business community;
  • Strong working knowledge of database management, MS Office applications, and CRM technology, as well as a strong willingness to learn and adapt to new software;
  • French/English bilingualism is an asset.

Interested candidates can apply by submitting cover letters and resumes to  Written applications will be accepted until 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 and applicants of interest will be contacted for an interview.


Economic Development Winnipeg

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3B 0X3

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