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Manager, Economic Development Responsibilities : The candidate will be responsible for the collaboration with Amazon's operations, infrastructure and corporate real estate teams, legal, tax, HR, finance, corporate communications, and other business partners regarding new corporate initiatives, site expansion plans and requirements. Supporting the site selection process including due diligence, procurement, and execution of economic development, infrastructure, and tax related applications and agreements. Support on-the-job training, workforce development, and other learning and development related opportunities for public/private partnerships. Oversee matters related to forecasting, benefit realization, commitment tracking, ongoing compliance, and program implementation. Manage relationships with outside legal counsel and other professional service providers. Work directly with state and community economic development, workforce and labor, taxation, and other key government agencies, officials as well as chambers of commerce, utilities, and other key public/private stakeholder groups. This position involves direct contact with business owners, external parties including outside legal counsel, developers, utilities, chambers of commerce and state and local government officials.
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Requirements : The candidate should have a JD with active state bar admission, CPA, or other recognized professional accreditation or certification. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certifications preferred. 6+ years of recent multistate economic development direct transactional experience and subject matter expertise within a corporate organization, law firm, legal department, accounting firm, consultancy or government agency. Experience dealing with corporate business leaders, high level government officials, and external stakeholder groups. Experience leading and managing a team and third-party vendors, contractors and advisors. Demonstrated track record of success in developing successful partnerships with state and local governments, and other public and private stakeholder groups. Significant experience in managing, economic development, infrastructure and workforce development issues for large scale construction and expansion development projects. Excellent written and oral communication skills including experience making presentations in public forums. Previous in-house economic development experience a plus. Proficiency with Excel, Salesforce and SharePoint. Public policy and government affairs experience. Experience collaborating with strategic communication teams. Experience supporting international expansion outside of North America. Ability to travel domestically on a frequent basis and internationally on an occasional basis. Must have excellent organizational skills and be a strong written and verbal communicator, with great attention to detail. Will need to be able to work independently in a constantly changing and sometimes ambiguous environment. Must have common sense, great judgment, and a sense of humor.
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