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New Job Project Manager, Market Development (Designated) In Nova Scotia

Project Manager, Market Development (Designated)
Project Manager, Market Development (Designated)

Project Manager, Market Development (Designated)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $6,916–$8,646 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Fisheries and Aquaculture

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 6/23/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. Under the Government of Nova Scotia’s Employment Equity Policy, this position is designated and therefore, only applicants from the following groups will be considered. Those that identify as Indigenous or African Nova Scotians and/or Other Racially Visible Persons and Persons with Disabilities.

If you are a member, you must clearly identify in your cover letter and self-identify during the application process, to be considered.

About Us

The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support, and develop the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental, and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities. As a department, we work to promote Nova Scotia as Canada’s premier fish and seafood province.

About Our Opportunity

The Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic person to add to its Business Development team. Reporting to the Director Business Development, Project Manager work strategically to promote and grow the Nova Scotian seafood economy.

Primary Accountabilities

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing project management for multiple market development activities simultaneously such as: industry networking events/receptions, product showcases, retail, food service and e-commerce promotions
  • Leading the planning, development and implementation of targeted market development initiatives and promote business and market opportunities for Nova Scotia seafood companies and their related products in domestic and international priority markets.
  • Leading the development of outbound international Ministerial activities including the development of the strategic agenda(s)/programs and related briefing notes and mission reports.
  • Continually developing, enhancing and expanding networks with domestic and international business contacts, federal and provincial government trade officials, industry associations and development organizations to secure marketing and product opportunity leads and related information to advance Departmental priorities.
  • Preparing information notes, letters and responses as required by management.

May perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

You have a bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as Commerce etc.) or equivalent and 8 years of related trade experience; or a related master’s and 6 years of trade related experience. Must have experience working in international markets, ideally Asia and/or Europe.


  • You have a sound knowledge of the Nova Scotia seafood industry, the business climate domestically and internationally as well as experience evaluating international market trends and providing support to strategic market development plans. You possess excellent research and analytical skills as they relate to defining international market development opportunities.
  • Proven experience managing a project end to end. The Manager Business Development must display strong project management skills, along with tact and diplomacy. The nature of the initiatives can result in last minute changes in meetings and events, requiring the ability to rework agendas and events yet still achieve the desired outcomes for events and missions.
  • Experience organizing and delivering food promotion events.
  • You are an excellent communicator who is skilled in public speaking and building strong relationships with stakeholders across various cultures. You will also have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to work within a collaborative and creative team environment and be willing to put forward ideas and suggestions that are innovative.
  • You have experience providing advice and developing recommendations to senior leadership, including the preparation of information, and briefing notes, data and written reports, and presentations.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria

Additional Information

Based in Halifax, the Manager Business Development position will be a hybrid working arrangement, with 3 days working in our office located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This position may require travel within the province, Canada, and international markets. A valid driver’s license, and passport is required.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: EC 12

Salary Range: $3,458.20 - $4,322.75 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]