Job: Business Development Officer

Title Business Development Officer
Salary TBD
Location Toronto, Ontario
Job Information

Job Description
Position: Business Development Officer
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Education: Bachelors degree (or higher) in relevant field
Start Date: TBD
About the Position
Founded in 1986, A.U.G. Signals Ltd. (AUG) has been dedicated to excellence in signal, image and data processing for over three decades. AUG provides superior solutions in signal, image and data processing (e.g. detection, recognition, tracking) for applications primarily in:

  • Safety, Security & Surveillance
  • Air/Water Quality Monitoring
  • Earth Observation
  • Intelligent Transport Systems

As a Business Development Officer at AUG with a focus on proposal writing and QA, you will be responsible for:

  • Perform quality assurance on business writings, including but not limited to proposals (RFPs, RFIs, RFQs, etc.), project reports and marketing materials
  • Manage the proposal process from start-to-finish to ensure a top-quality, competitive and winning response to comprehensive proposals and related documents
  • Help lead the RFP review process including reviewing RFP requirements, establishing a proposal plan, and identifying questions, concerns and potential risks
  • Assist, as needed, in the daily monitoring of bid opportunity tools (i.e. MERX, Biddingo, etc.) and distribution of relevant opportunities to the appropriate Service and Industry Sector leads
  • Communicate with external parties for proposals/projects, partners and clients
  • Assist the business development team in creating and producing marketing materials, including press release, brochure, flyer, presentations, etc.
  • Assist in building marketing strategy in product commercialization
  • Attend meetings with clients, partners, events, etc.

 

About You
You want to work for an SME that dreams big and thinks out of the box. You are driven and think work is more than just a job. You enjoy being surrounded by creative and fun-loving people who are passionate about their work. You are motivated and thrive on solving challenging problems. Lastly, you have some form of higher education and the common sense to support it.

Required Skills:

  • Diploma or degree (writing, business, marketing or communications) coupled with a minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience preferably working in a relevant business development and/or marketing, communications role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and PowerPoint; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is an asset
  • Experience preparing responses to RFP/RFIs, customized pitch writings and presentations
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to effectively deliver quality work with a sense of urgency and a high degree of attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Good judgement, critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Stellar client service skills along with the ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with individuals at all levels of the organization as well as external parties
  • Flexible and open to changing priorities and managing multiple tasks