Senior Regional manager – Export Development Canada

Consulate General of Canada in Chicago
  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-25-2022
  • Posted
    May 06

Position description

  • Senior Regional manager – Export Development Canada Selection
  • Process Nº: 69590-67
  • Salary: $133,204.00 USD
  • Contract Type: Indeterminate (Full-time)
  • Term Details: This position is a Locally Engaged Staff position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Chicago, USA.
  • Job Function: Managerial
  • Classification: LE - M1
  • Location: Consulate General of Canada in Chicago
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Closing date for application: 25 May, 2022 at 23:59 UTC/GMT -6:00

Summary of Duties: The Consulate General of Canada in Chicago is seeking to hire a Senior Regional Manager at the LEM – 01 level within the Export Development Corporation Section of the Consulate Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative financial and commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 9,400 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. Approximately 80 per cent of EDC's customers are small and medium-sized businesses. EDC is a Crown corporation, wholly owned by the Government of Canada, is financially self-sustaining, and is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis. While headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, EDC has a world-wide presence. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leads the development and implementation of the business strategy for the EDC program and provides performance management to staff.
  • Provides insight to Senior EDC Management into the needs of their market in terms of innovative solutions to meet regional business needs.
  • Provides advice and recommendations on investments and business opportunities in the region and ensures team members’ approach is aligned with EDC strategy and philosophies.
  • Provides oversight and leadership of the development and implementation of sales and client engagement initiatives within the region. Additionally, this position will provide guidance, performance management and leadership to direct reports.

Area of Selection: Open to internal and external applicants, who are residents of the United States having independent work authorization and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for employment in a foreign mission (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, or A, G or NATO-2 category visa-holders) who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. Please note that the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language* and experience. Candidates must clearly demonstrate when applying to the position how they meet each of these essential qualifications. *Language will be assessed further during the process. 

Education: Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education.

  • Degree from accredited college or university
  • or an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position, including but not limited to business or economics.

Language: Fluency in English (oral and written).

Experience: Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a senior business development role with capital providers or financial intermediaries relevant to infrastructure projects with experience in commercial/corporate lending and structured project finance deal structuring.

RATED REQUIREMENTS: The Rated Requirements are part of the essential qualifications and are relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies. Methods of assessment for rated requirements may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview online, pre-recorded or in-person, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

Knowledge: Knowledge of international economic development (e.g., export / trade promotion, Foreign Direct Investment) related to infrastructure projects

Competencies:

  • Self-starter
  • Team work
  • Client focus and results oriented
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Sound judgement

Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work independently in a proactive and accountable manner;
  • Ability to develop and maintain a network of clients, local contacts and influencers;
  • Ability to identify local market needs and relevant business opportunities;
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis and provide strategic advice;
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and manage multiple projects / priorities with tight deadlines.

Asset Qualifications: Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications.

  • The ability to work in French
  • Knowledge of current US and Canadian/Ontario political events and issues.
  • Evidence of deep networks in one or more of the regions: Great lakes and broadly NE United States regions

Application instructions

Operational Requirements:

  • Hours of work: Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally-Engaged Staff regulations of 37.5 hours per week.
  • Location of work: Work is normally performed on-site with flexibility for teleworking.
  • Travel Requirements: This position requires travel throughout the United States and to Canada.

Conditions of Employment: Conditions of employment must be met or complied with before being appointed to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment while being the incumbent of this position.

  • Valid work authorization: Ability to obtain and hold a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period.
  • Security screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status (security level) which includes a criminal and credit background check from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.
  • Vaccination compliance: All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and to attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.

How to Apply:

  • You must submit your application using the "Apply online" function. Only applications submitted via VidCruiter will be considered, unless a valid reason is presented and accepted prior to the closing date.
  • Do not include personal data such as; age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion or a picture in your application form, CV nor cover letter (as required). Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster.
  • You must clearly demonstrate in answering the screening questions how you meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications. You must provide specific examples to demonstrate clearly how you meet the qualifications. Global Affairs Canada cannot make any assumptions about your studies nor experience. Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties will not be sufficient. Instead, you must provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you gained the experience. No additional information will be sought beyond what you submit in your online application.
  • Candidates may be required to upload a CV and/or a cover letter in English or French. These documents may be used as a secondary source to validate the answers to the screening questions.
  • Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information and/or whose are not received by the closing date will be rejected.
  • Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to [email protected] prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.

Important Notes

  • Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).
  • The language requirement for this position is identified under the essential qualifications (language). In consequence, the assessment process for this vacancy will be conducted in English.
  • Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
  • Candidates must provide an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
  • Reference checks may be sought for candidates who succeeded all of the assessments.
  • Please note that the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
  • Before an offer of employment can be made, successful candidates must provide a local residence address as proof of residence in the specified area of selection. This information is necessary to issue a letter of offer.
  • We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us at [email protected] to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
  • The results of this selection process may also be used to establish one or more pools of fully or partially qualified candidates for similar openings at the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago which might arise following the completion of this selection process.
  • For Canadian citizens/residents and Canadian dual nationals, please note that it is your responsibility to enquire with the Canadian Revenue Agency about any possible taxation implications linked to an employment with the Government of Canada.