Economic Development Representative

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

National Grid Melville, NY

Company
National Grid
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
20163081
AJE Ref #
576135117
Location
Melville, NY
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE

JOB ID 20163081 DATE POSTED 09/09/2016 Description

About the Position:

National Grid is looking for an Economic Development Representative who will be responsible for implementing the company's economic development strategies and programs in the downstate region of New York. The position will support National Grid's growth objectives while promoting economic growth and vitality in communities across the region.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Manage National Grid economic development programs, projects and activities within the assigned region(s), in order to support the Company s growth agenda and enhance National Grid s reputation as a leader in economic development.

Represent National Grid in the community and engage with government, business, regulatory and other economic development stakeholders.

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Develop and utilize economic development incentive programs and relationships with peer groups to support US jurisdiction leadership in their role as the local face of National Grid, in order to help establish connections between regulatory and community priorities and the company and absorb and apply professional best practice within National Grid economic development.

Interact on a daily basis with senior managers representing commercial/industrial customers, prospective customers and government agencies in order to generate regional economic growth through business attraction, expansion and retention projects.

Manage day-to-day relationships with key stakeholders, such as state, regional and local economic development agencies, community leaders and elected officials in order to understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions, in line with National Grid policies and processes.

Interact on a daily basis with executives representing commercial/industrial customers, prospective customers and government agencies in support of business attraction, expansion and retention projects.

Develop and manage ongoing relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, such as state, regional and local economic development agencies, community leaders and elected officials in order to maximize value from the Company s economic development activities and deliver solutions that benefit both the external party and National Grid.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge & Experience Required:

A Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, public policy or related field and at least 5 years related experience, or equivalent work experience.

Knowledge and experience in economic development sufficient to independently lead programs and projects.

Experience in managing customer relationships and presenting to community groups, businesses and professional organizations

Knowledge of relevant economic development practice and legislation and current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation.*

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Ability to manage a heavy and diverse workload involving multiple stakeholder groups and complex projects.

*Must possess desire to provide excellent service to clients.

*Effective Project Management skills.

*Effective verbal and written communication skills

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*Possession of a valid driver's license, and an ability and willingness to use

personal vehicle on company business.

*Availability for evening and weekend meetings.

*Travel within National Grid USA service territory.

NATIONAL GRID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT VALUES A BROAD DIVERSITY OF TALENT, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE. WE FOSTER A CULTURE OF INCLUSION THAT DRIVES EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO DELIVER SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE TO THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. NATIONAL GRID IS PROUD TO BE AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE MINORITIES, WOMEN, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND PROTECTED VETERANS TO JOIN THE NATIONAL GRID TEAM.

JOB

:Cust & Business Strategy

PRIMARY LOCATION

:NY-Melville

OTHER LOCATIONS

:NY-Brooklyn

ORGANISATION

:Cust & Business Strategy

SCHEDULE

:Full-time

JOB POSTING

:Sep 9, 2016, 8:02:44 AM

UNPOSTING DATE

:Oct 9, 2016, 11:59:00 PM

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