Regional Business Opportunity Coordinator
BW Gold is a wholly owned subsidiary of Artemis Gold Inc (“Artemis”). Artemis is listed on the TSX Venture exchange, and is a well-financed, growth-oriented gold development company with strong financials aimed at creating shareholder value through the identification, acquisition, and development of gold properties in mining friendly jurisdictions. Our current project is the Blackwater Mine in central British Columbia approximately 160km southwest of Prince George and 450km northeast of Vancouver.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to join an entrepreneurial organization focused on technical excellence without the bureaucracy of larger firms. You will have the ability to make a significant contribution to the project team as the Company pursues the disciplined development of the Blackwater project. Blackwater is an advanced-stage mine development project which received its environmental assessment approvals in 2019 and is progressing through the permitting stage, with the goal of commencing major works construction in Q1, 2023.
The role of the Business Opportunities Department is to ensure our First Nations partners, communities and businesses in the project region benefit from the development and operation of the Blackwater Mine. Reporting to the Regional Business Opportunity Manager, the Regional Business Opportunity Coordinator is responsible for identifying qualified vendors to provide services and supplies to the construction and operation of the Blackwater mine. Building on established relationships with vendors, the coordinator will help to facilitate introductions and partnerships between the vendors and indigenous communities to ensure Artemis’s partner communities benefit from the Blackwater project long term. In addition, the coordinator will identify opportunities for employment, training, business development and social development to share with community partners. As a representative of Artemis, the Coordinator will participate in various committees as established through Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs) and monitor the progress and implementation of Artemis’s commitments and activities outlined in the IBAs.
Location: Prince George Office – However, frequent travel throughout the Blackwater Project region will be expected. This may include travel to the Blackwater site, Vanderhoof, Quesnel, Anahim Lake, Williams Lake, Prince George, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake and Vancouver.
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Employment Type: Permanent
Scope of Responsibilities
- Facilitate the development of business opportunities and contracting for the businesses and the First Nations in the communities in which we operate.
- Collaborate with the BW Gold Project team from the onset of any proposed contract opportunity with the Indigenous communities and local businesses, and assist in developing or executing a strategy and processes that ensure the company is meeting the commitments of the Impact Benefit Agreements and to the local businesses.
- As a Blackwater Gold representative, support the planning and agenda setting for Business Opportunity Committee meetings (BOC) and facilitate when necessary.
- Work with the Artemis team and Indigenous community partners to schedule all BOC meetings and help to facilitate active discussion with the groups to maintain compliance with the Impact Benefit Agreements.
- Develop relevant materials, reports, and communications necessary to maintaining relationships with indigenous communities and local businesses.
- Organize professional development initiatives for indigenous and local businesses to expand commercial capacity.
- Identify and support vendors to establish mutually beneficial relationships with Artemis and indigenous and local communities in the Blackwater region.
- Assist Indigenous organizations to develop and steward business plans and partnerships as well as in negotiations with industry partners related to the Blackwater Gold mine development and operation.
- Assist the Indigenous communities to find qualified partners with the capability to competitively secure contracts on the Blackwater Gold Project in a timely and efficient manner.
- Identify funding sources to support capacity building and business development.
- Critically review contracts, memorandums, and scope of work documents.
- Translate written agreements, work processes, and business documents into flow charts, diagrams, and other illustrative tools.
- Prepare and deliver clear and organized PowerPoint presentations.
- Respond to business supply chain inquiries.
- Coordinate meetings, agendas, and travel.
- Coordinate attendance at tradeshows and events.
- Perform administrative duties for Business Opportunities Committee meetings and related events including scheduling, drafting agendas, and recording minutes.
Qualifications & Experience
- Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or related subject.
- 5+ years of related professional experience.
- Previous exposure to the construction and mining industries an asset.
- Experience working with indigenous communities strongly preferred.
- Previous supply chain, procurement and/or contracts administration experience an asset.
- Driver’s license required.
- Have a strong business acumen; experience working in business development, commercial banking, procurement or economic development is an asset.
- Ability to develop business plans, develop and analyze financials
- Must be a safety leader and respect the traditional territories and diverse cultures of neighboring Indigenous communities.
- Must be adaptable, comfortable with change, and ability to pivot regularly.
- Must be innovative with strong strategic thinking, and problem solving skills
- Awareness of remote natural resource operations and the vendors that provide services to them.
How to Apply:
We ask that qualified candidates submit their resumes to [email protected] with Regional Business Opportunity Coordinator in the subject line of their email.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, national origin, status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, or any other basis protected by law. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples. Members of Indigenous communities should clearly identify their status on their resume.
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