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Indigenous Business Development Advisor (2 positions)

Federated Co operatives Limited

This is a Contract position in Markham, on posted May 13, 2022.

During these challenging times, Federated Co-operatives Limited is working to serve our local co-ops, customers, and communities.

We are committed to supporting our local co-ops and the communities they serve.

Working together to provide essential services to communities across Western Canada, we are hiring 2 Indigenous Business Development Advisors on a permanent basis working remotely in Manitoba and British Columbia.Who we are:As a co-operative, we do business differently.

We believe in working together to serve Western Canadians, delivering profits back to our communities and investing in sustainable growth.

Our work is guided by our values of integrity, excellence and responsibility and driven by our vision of building sustainable communities together.

To learn more about who we are, visit you’ll do: Under the leadership of the Indigenous Business Development Manager, you will lead the implementation of the Indigenous Business Development strategy within their assigned geography by developing positive working relationships between Indigenous communities, Indigenous led organizations, and the CRS.

You will develop and nurture relationships to identify mutually beneficial business to business and other partnership opportunities in support of CRS strategy and operations.Business to Business: You will contribute to developing and creating business to business/partnership relationships between the CRS and Indigenous communities and Indigenous led organizations.Relationship Building: You will use your experience working with Indigenous communities and knowledge of local context and sensitivities to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships.

You will provide guidance and advice on best practices for relationship building to local Co-ops and zone team members as well as act as an external liaison for the CRS.Training and Awareness You will work with the Indigenous Business Development Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Home Office, and Zone HR to identify opportunities within the CRS to enhance cultural awareness for the purposes of relationship building including locally sourced training.You will be required to travel 50% of the time.Why it matters:We help local Co-ops grow and thrive by offering a range of professional services, including marketing, market research, information technology, human resources, accounting, risk management and business development.Who you are:You are looking for a career in Strategy and:You have a degree in Communications, Business, Indigenous Studies, or related field.You have a minimum of 6-9 years of experience in business experience/ economic development, including demonstrated experience in business development, and relationship management including successful experience working with or for Indigenous communities, organizations, and leaders is preferred.

(a combination of relevant education and experience may be considered)You have a strong understanding of systemic issues faced by Indigenous communities, reconciliation, inclusion, and equity and Indigenous governance structuresYou have excellent communication and collaboration skillsYou’re honest and trustworthy, are results oriented and strive to be the best in what you do.You believe in collaboration, building relationships and value the perspectives of others.Our Team Members receive competitive salaries, short-term incentives, a comprehensive benefits package and an employer-contributed pension plan.

We encourage our Team Members to take advantage of learning opportunities, to grow and develop, and to foster a culture of teamwork and innovation.FCL embraces diversity and inclusion and we’re working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.

We support and provide an environment that allows every person to bring their whole self to work.We take the health and well-being of our team members and customers very seriously.

We continue to take steps across all areas of our business and locations to keep our team members and customers safe and healthy.If this opportunity speaks to you, we invite you to apply by March 9, 2022.We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

If you require support to apply for this opportunity please contact us at note you may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with FCL policies.