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Director / Expert Brand Strategy

Vancouver, BC

Essential Job Functions

Our client, a major software provider leader in delivering comprehensive solutions to the mining and geoscience industry, is looking for a Director, Business Strategy & Development.  Reporting to the CFO, the successful candidate will:

  • Analyse the geoscience/geosphere market trends and competition in order to further develop and optimize software solutions for existing and new clients;
  • Identify and analyse areas of weakness. Lead efforts to update the company business plan accordingly;
  • Work with large clients in order to identify requirements and market expectations;
  • Provide guidance on strategy; Develop, execute, and monitor the strategic plan ensuring future growth and competitiveness;
  • Work along with the Merger & Acquisition department to identify possible business acquisitions and partners;
  • Engage strategic discussions with potential partners;
  • Ensure thorough market development to enable incremental sales.

Educational requirements and experience

  • Minimum 15 years of experience including 10 years in the software industry in: 

    • product management,

    • business development,

    • strategic planning,

    • or equivalent role;

  • Bachelorís degree in Engineering or Computer Sciences combined with business experience or education

  • Strong understanding of the geoscience/geosphere market;

  • Demonstrate strong strategic thinking skills;

  • Team player able to work with cross-functional teams;

  • Project Management experience;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at the technical and executive level;

  • French an asset.

Key interfaces

  • CFO and senior executive team;
  • Product development department;
  • M&A Department;
  • Clients and partners.

Working conditions

  • Office work environment;
  • Frequent travel: 30 to 50% of time.

We ask that all qualified candidates email their resume to: Candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted directly. No phone calls please.