Monday, May 30, 2016

Executive Director – Halifax/Atlantic and Nunavut Regions / Directeur exécutif – Halifax/régions de l’Atlantique et du Nunavut


As the Executive Director, you will spur technological innovation in the region through a strategic investment plan and the successful leadership of a team of 50 technology experts and IRAP staff. You will lend experience, guidance and vision to the team, developing commercialization and growth strategies, identifying innovative companies with strong business potential and managing the annual investment budget of over $40M. Reporting to the Vice President, IRAP (in Ottawa), the Executive Director will bring a full understanding of the political, social and economical issues impacting the region to develop a clear strategic direction, shape decision making and continue to develop an engaged, cohesive and collaborative team that delivers on the IRAP mandate.  
As an ideal candidate, you possess a university degree, significant industry experience at an executive level in the private sector, and a desire to help emerging companies grow and flourish. With sound judgment and immediate credibility, you bring a proven track record in assessing business viability, investment risks, and a deep expertise in growing successful business ventures.   A relationship builder by nature, you mobilize people, build consensus, and have a sound understanding of government, regional economic drivers, and partnership models that foster business growth. Driven by the IRAP mandate, you bring extensive knowledge of the technology sector trends and issues, a well-established regional network, and a passion for helping others succeed. This is a fantastic opportunity for a seasoned business person and entrepreneur to utilize their experience and insight in helping Canadian SMEs grow and realize their potential, while contributing to a positive economic outlook in Eastern Canada.


En tant que directeur exécutif, vous favoriserez l’innovation dans la région en dressant un plan d’investissement stratégique et en dirigeant avec brio une équipe de 50 spécialistes en technologie et employés du PARI. Vous ferez profiter l’équipe de votre expérience, de vos conseils et de votre vision, échafauderez des stratégies de croissance, ciblerez les entreprises d’avant-garde présentant d’intéressantes possibilités d’expansion et gérerez un budget d’investissement annuel de plus de 40 millions de dollars. Le directeur exécutif, qui relève du vice-président du PARI, à Ottawa, aura une vision complète des enjeux politiques, sociaux et économiques qui touchent la région, de manière à tracer une nette orientation stratégique, à prendre les décisions qui conviennent et à poursuivre le développement d’une équipe très soudée, engagée et axée sur la collaboration afin d’aider le PARI à accomplir sa mission.
La personne idéale pour ce poste possède un diplôme universitaire, a cumulé une expérience appréciable de l’industrie en tant que cadre supérieur dans le secteur privé et est animée par le désir d’aider les jeunes entreprises à croître et à prospérer. Pourvue d’un jugement éclairé et dégageant une crédibilité manifeste, elle aura illustré ses forces dans l’évaluation de la rentabilité des entreprises et des risques d’investissement, tout en possédant un grand savoir-faire dans l’élaboration de projets d’entreprise voués au succès. Douée pour bâtir les relations, elle mobilisera ceux qui l’entourent, forgera les consensus et aura une intime connaissance des rouages de l’administration publique, des moteurs de l’économie régionale et des formes de partenariat propices à l’expansion des entreprises. Soucieuse de remplir la mission que poursuit le PARI, elle mettra à profit ses connaissances approfondies des tendances et des difficultés associées au secteur de la technologie, son réseau bien établi de relations locales et sa grande capacité mobilisatrice de mener ses collègues vers la réussite. Ce poste offre à une personne d’affaires dotée d’un esprit entrepreneurial l’occasion idéale de mettre ses talents et son savoir au service des PME canadiennes en les amenant à grandir et à réaliser leur potentiel, tout en rehaussant les perspectives économiques de l’Est canadien.

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