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11/2/2016 » 11/3/2016
2016 YP Meet The Consultants

Project Manager- Florence County
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Under limited supervision, must be physically and mentally capable of working with the Executive Director to ensure the effective facilitation of industrial, business and commercial investment in Florence County. Develops and implements aggressive marketing campaigns aimed at placing Florence County in the forefront of site selection executives and consultants. Manages site selection projects from initiation to closure. Maintains detailed prospect records and prepares reports and marketing materials. Establishes and maintains close working relationships with statewide, local and regional economic development allies along with other public and private sector officials. Reports to the Executive Director.

Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director in his/her absence.
Assists in planning and directing the activities of clerical and support staff. Duties include instructing, assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others, maintaining standards and coordinating activities. Reviews the work of clerical and support staff for completeness and accuracy offers advice and assistance as needed. Directly supervises the work of the student intern(s).
Responds promptly, professionally and aggressively to inquires from prospects, existing business and industry leaders, elected and appointed officials and the general public regarding doing business in Florence County.
Must be able to deal in confidence under stressful circumstances with high level governmental and business officials. 
Is responsible for maintaining the Partnership’s considerable databases, including available economic development real estate, demographics, labor force information, educational data, taxation and incentive programs and other information. 
Is capable of producing cost-benefit analyses to determine the economic feasibility and impact of proposed expansions and new business projects. Is able to present the output of such analyses to appointed and elected officials, the media and the public at large in a clearly understandable format.
Coordinates prospect visits to the community including the interface between the prospect, existing business and industry, economic development allies, elected and appointed officials and other functionaries.
Develops, prepares and delivers comprehensive proposals to new and expanding business prospects.
Assists the Executive Director in the preparation of annual budget, activity reports, annual reports and other documentation as required.
Develops and coordinates aggressive outreach marketing campaigns to generate qualified leads for the Partnership. May include media advertising, direct mail promotion, e-mail based campaigns, personal call trips, trade shows and-or other approaches. 
Promotes the Partnership as the principal economic development organization in the County through active participation in civic and community affairs. Represents the Partnership on various committees and task forces as assigned by the Executive Director.
Assists support staff in the development and maintenance of the Partnership’s Web Site.  Is fully functional in the use of computer software and hardware required to produce highly professional written and audiovisual presentations.
Develops and implements the Partnership’s Existing Industry Services programs, including a periodic wage and benefit surveys, the existing business and industry visitation program and the annual Existing Business and Industry Appreciation Week program.
Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports including statistical information, architectural/engineering drawings, financial records, site plans, tax information, newspaper articles, demographic reports, statistical analyses, presentation materials, billing invoices, production reports, annual reports, proposals, memos, correspondence, etc.
Operates a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, typewriter, automobile, copier, telephone, postage machine, binding machine, drafting tools, calculator, etc.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, subordinates and coworkers, the County Administrator, members of County and City Councils, County Department Directors, prospects, business and industry leaders, site and building owners, real estate agents, government officials, the S.C. Department of Commerce, news media, consultants, engineers, utility company representatives, professional peers, sales representatives and the general public.
Performs all other related duties as required.
A Bachelor’sDegree in economic development, planning, finance, marketing, engineering, economic geography, business or a related field is required supplemented by five or more years of successful experience in economic development, real estate, marketing or relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A Master’s Degree is desired. Preferred candidate is a Certified Economic Developerâ or, at the minimum, has the necessary experience and training required to sit for the examination under the guidelines set forth by the International Economic Development Council. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in designing and implementing successful marketing campaigns in economic development   Must be able to deal in confidence under stressful circumstances with high level governmental and business officials. Candidates must have well-developed communication skills, both oral and written. Must have an acceptable driving record and pass a criminal and credit background investigation. A valid South Carolina driver’s license is a requirement for employment. Valid Driver’s License and 10-Year Driving History Required at Interview. 
Contact Name:    TCarney-Kennedy /
Equal Opportunity Employer