Senior Business Development Representative – Asian Market (Oakland County)

Oakland County’s Human Resources Department is looking for a Senior Business Development Representative for Asian Market.

Announcement Information

All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met. Provide as much detail as possible under employment history along with the hours worked per week at each job.

PURPOSE
The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present or possible future vacancies in this classification. For each vacancy, a Department Director/Division Manager has the choice of the applicants in the top group. This list will remain in effect for six months, unless exhausted, superseded by a new eligible list or extended for another six months by the Human Resources Committee.
 
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE TEST
The examination will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's responses on the official employment application form that includes supplemental questions regarding the applicant's training and experience.  Your responses will be scored and there are no test retakes.  You will be notified of your results by email.
 
The exam content as described above may be modified depending upon the number of applicants or other factors that influence the practicality or usefulness of this selection process.  Where minor differences in actual test scores do not reflect meaningful differences in ability, those scores will be statistically grouped resulting in a tie among those applicants.

CLOSING WITHOUT A DATE
This is a continuous examination, and applications will be accepted until such time as there are sufficient applicants to meet the County's current recruitment needs.  As such, interested persons should make application promptly.  Applicants will be tested in groups as they apply.  Successful applicants, regardless of their testing date, will be ranked on the eligible list based on their final examination scores.  The original rank of persons on the eligible list may change as later applicants are tested and added to the list.  Notice of the last date to apply for this examination will be posted in the Human Resources Department and on this posting one week prior to the application deadline.  Applications will not be accepted after the posted closing date.

TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED
All applicants for this classification must upload a copy of their college transcript under the attachment section. This section is used for transcripts only. Do not upload any other documents such as reference, cover letter, resume, etc. NOTE: If a job offer is made, an official transcript will be required.

 

Job Summary

Under direction, acts as a team leader for special projects as requested by the County Executive, Deputy County Executive, or Department Director. Develops and leads national and international business attraction trade missions for senior level County officials and business executives. Successfully attracts new business to Oakland County by making direct national and international sales calls. Receives high visibility assignments and county initiated marketing projects. Assists in the preparation of marketing plans and strategy. Acts as a sales representative for Oakland County to attract and retain business to the County. Provides resources and technical assistance to businesses contemplating investment and growth in the County by linking them to appropriate local, regional, state and federal resources and programs. Acts as a technical representative to both local and non-resident businesses in order to coordinate available County assistance and to perform advocate functions for these businesses. Develops and maintains communication with area businesses and other interested groups in order to gather and disseminate pertinent information regarding business needs and economic development services. Depending on work assignment international travel may be required. Provides training and guidance to professional level staff in the business development group. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

 

Minimum Qualifications

TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED
All applicants for this classification must upload a copy of their college transcript under the attachment section. This section is used for transcripts only. Do not upload any other documents such as reference, cover letter, resume, etc. NOTE: If a job offer is made, an official transcript will be required. 

1. Possess a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Economics, Public Administration, International Relations, International Business Management, General Studies, Engineering or a related field; AND

2. Have at least four (4) years of full-time professional work experience in the public or private sector in international trade, international or national business-to-business sales, economic development, urban planning, real estate development, industrial development or a closely related area.

NOTE: A Master's Degree in one of the fields listed in 1 above may substitute for one (1) year of experience listed in 2 above.

3. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.

4. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.

5. Successfully complete the six month probationary period.

 

Special Requirements

1. Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.

2. Must maintain appropriate legal documents required for international travel.

Please apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oakgov/jobs/1820903/senior-business-development-representative-international-market

For more information and opening postitions please visit the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oakgov  

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