City of Mississauga Business Advisor in Canada

Business Advsior

Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.

Are you a dynamic person looking for a job that combines your creativity and enthusiasm with the opportunity to be part of growing and changing environment? Can you learn quickly while continuing to recognize and adapt to changing conditions? Would you like to be part of a team that challenges the status quo and continually offers new and innovative ideas? If this is you, then the City of Mississauga Transportation and Works Department has the ideal job for you.

Here's what you get to do:

Reporting to the Sr. Manager Works and Technical Services, and as a key member of the Works and Technical Services Section, you will provide professional support services to the Works Operations and Maintenance Division within the Transportation and Works Department:

  • Developing and Presenting: feasibility studies; business cases; concept papers; and position papers relating to key business initiatives in the Transportation and Works Department.

  • Lead or assist in the management of long-term strategy projects, including developing RFP’s, project charters and project plans, and lead public engagement.

  • Develop innovative proposals for continuous improvement initiatives or new business ideas.

  • Conduct market research, and develop benchmarks and implement key performance measures.

  • Conduct operational assessments\reviews of lines of business including financial analysis.

  • Provide consultation and advice to Director and Divisional Management Teams as requested.

  • Develop and monitor business plans for key areas; and, provide direction, guidance and support on multiple lines of business within Works Operations and Maintenance Division.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Here's what you bring to the table:

  • University degree in the areas of Business, Commerce, Public Administration\Political Science, equivalent, along with a minimum of three years’ experience in the development and analysis of business plans/cases, and strategic plans.

  • Post-graduate Master’s of Business Administration or Master’s in Public Administration\Policy and previous experience working in strategy/operational consulting is an asset.

  • Demonstrated and proven abilities to lead projects with above average project management skills.

  • Demonstrated presentation skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation and leadership skills are required, as are excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities.

  • Self-starter with an ability to both work independently, as well as the ability to effectively function in a team environment is a must.

  • Exceptional analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize complex and voluminous information into written reports.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Lean concepts, principles, processes and tools

  • Understanding of financial analytical tools, financial analysis, experience in carrying out primary and secondary research and data collection, and have excellent computer skills.

  • Thinks strategically about business issues with a strong bias for action and business solutions.

  • Demonstrated competency with re-engineering of business processes, benchmarking and performance metrics is an asset.

  • Experience managing strategic or operational projects with demonstrated ability to deliver on-time quality results.

  • Knowledge of business practices and procedures of municipal public works operations is an asset.

  • Ability to determine business success factors, and align with municipal benchmarks and key performance measures.

  • Proven ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders and ability to multi-task are a must.

  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle is preferred.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Salary: $83,471 - $111,297

Closing Date: August 21st, 2017

Number of Openings: 1 Permenant Full-time

Department/Division/Unit: Transportation and Works Department/ works Operations and Maintenance Division/ Works and Technical Services Section

Work Location: Mavis Yard

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A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .

System ID: 2017-3470

Job Type: Full Time

Job Industry (Choose up to 3 industries) (EN): Government and Public Sector

Career Level: Experienced

External Company URL: www.mississauga.ca