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August 30, 2021

Business Development Specialist – part- or full-time

Deetken Insight, Vancouver Office and/or remote

Deetken Insight, a company of The Deetken Group, is a boutique management consulting firm based in Vancouver.  We provide specialized financial, economic and business advisory services to government and corporate clients.  For our team, we offer a competitive compensation package, and a fun, family-friendly and flexible work environment with options to work from home or from our spacious, sunny and centrally-located office (once it is safe to do so).  As we like to say, we are good people who take pride in doing great work!

We are seeking a Business Development Specialist with exceptional abilities to write clearly and concisely, to analyze and synthesize complex information from multiple sources to generate a polished written product, and to help implement our business development strategy.  Relevant work experience in grant writing, technical writing, business development, fundraising,  or a related field is required as are excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.  Experience with knowledge management and/or communications is desirable.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Prepare written responses and track responses to bidding opportunities, independently and in collaboration with team members.
  • Support efforts to source opportunities that align with and leverage our core expertise from bidding sites (e.g. BC Bid, the City of Vancouver procurement site, etc) and other sources
  • Help build a business development mindset across our team
  • Build pitch decks, promotional material and other communications collateral/content
  • Help to identify and build professional networks
  • Find creative and exciting ways to improve our approach to business development
  • Report to/work closely with Deetken’s Business Development Manager

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant business development experience, ideally acquired in a professional services organization.
  • Professional maturity, including strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities with challenging deadlines.
  • Ability to complete designated tasks in a systematic and logical way.
  • Desire to work on a collaborative team, being involved in strategy development and sharing ideas.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.

The position can be either full or part-time, depending on our ideal candidate’s availability, interest, qualifications and work/life balance goals.  The selected candidate will have room for growth and development and will receive a competitive compensation package, including generous vacation benefits.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resumé, together with a cover letter, to Kristiana Powell at kpowell@deetken.com.  We will be interviewing on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest!

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