Director, Economic Development – City of Mississauga

Mississauga is a successful, dynamic world class city. We are in an exciting period of significant economic growth with inspirational possibilities and potential. Championing a new strategic plan that positions the City as a global business magnet, creates a culture of innovation, and showcases the City’s knowledge economy will be the hallmark of this key leadership role.

Recognized as the overall winner for mid-sized cities in all of the Americas by fDi Magazine and one of the Top Ten Economic Development Groups in Canada by Site Selection, Mississauga is a progressive city and home to 721,599 residents and 86,000 businesses; businesses include many Fortune 500 headquarters and leading clusters in Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Information and Communication Technologies, and Financial Services. A diverse municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga has a vision to inspire the world, and is an outstanding city in which to live, learn, work and play….a place where people choose to be.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director leads in the planning and execution of Mississauga’s Economic Development Strategy and positions the City as a preferred destination with an educated workforce, affordable office space and a forward-thinking growth agenda. Working closely with Mayor and Council and the City’s Leadership Team on larger goals and priorities, you bring best-practices and people and budget management to your Economic Development Office. Be a champion and a principal relationship developer with major prospects and senior executives in support of the Business Attraction and Business Retention programs. Lead the City’s expansion of its economic development agenda to respond to the demands of the globally competitive knowledge-based economy.

With your degree and Ec.D. or CEcD designation, you have at least ten years of economic development experience with five years in a senior management role. You’ve demonstrated your ability to network, develop relationships, and produce results. With Mississauga, you’ll have the chance to shape the economic future of one of Canada’s largest and most innovative cities.

Learn more about this opportunity at or contact Julia Robarts in Odgers Berndtson’s Toronto office at 416-366-1990. Submit your resume and related information online by October 6, 2017 at

The City of Mississauga is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the City of Mississauga throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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