Sales Engineer, Innovation

About the Halifax Partnership:

Halifax Partnership is the lead economic development organization for Halifax.

For over 20 years, the Halifax Partnership has led the private, public and community sectors in forging and driving a vision for economic growth and development in Halifax.  The Partnership works to keep and grow business, attract new investment, strengthen the community and help people succeed. More than 120 businesses and all three levels of government invest in the Partnership to support economic growth in Halifax.

The Halifax Innovation District:

Our vision is to build a globally recognized innovation ecosystem that accelerates entrepreneurship and the commercialization of leading-edge ideas and research throughout the region.

Over the next three years, the Partnership will lead the development of Halifax’s Innovation District, working in collaboration with Dalhousie University and other post-secondary partners, the private sector, Nova Scotia’s MIT REAP team, and all levels of government.

Together, we will leverage and build upon Halifax’s unique strengths – our ocean advantage, educated workforce and top-notch institutions, our strategic location and excellent quality of life, and our vibrant start-up community and established firms – to scale-up innovation and accelerate growth.

The elements of success are in place, and the opportunity has never been greater for Halifax to win.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Vice President, Trade, Investment and International Partnerships, the Sales Engineer, Innovation, is a dynamic, forward-thinking individual responsible for the following:

  • Identify companies that have the potential to:
    - Be global players with innovative and unique opportunities to accelerate growth.
    - Increase adoption of new technologies and processes to increase productivity.
    - Increase business capacity to enter into global markets and their value chain.
  • Work face to face with companies to accelerate the rate of identification, assessment, development and adoption of innovation-based solutions and/or products.
  • Connect companies to industry/academic partnership opportunities to solve business issues and challenges through collaborative R&D projects.
  • Connect companies to funding/investment opportunities to improve global competitiveness.
  • Drive broader awareness of innovation capabilities of businesses in Halifax.
  • Develop trusting working relationships with public, private, community and post-secondary stakeholders who are committed to implement innovation and transformation activities for Halifax.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years experience in business development role or B2B enterprise sales
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong customer relationship management skills.
  • Ability to make sound decisions.
  • Ability to solve complex problems with sound reasoning and independent judgment
  • Initiative to accomplish tasks.
  • Quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships.
  • You can see the big picture and know how to prioritize to achieve your goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communication skills

Please apply electronically by clicking on the Apply Now button and include cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the attention of:

Karen L.  Fraser, CPA CA
Director, Corporate Services
Halifax Partnership
Suite 2101, 1969 Upper Water Street, Purdy's Tower II
Halifax, NS B3J 3R7

Please quote competition number SEI0829-CB when applying.

Deadline for applications:  September 10, 2017