Business Development Manager – One Bowl – Tree to Home



Business Development Manager – One Bowl – Tree to Home

About Us
Wahkohtowin Development GP Inc. is a 100% First Nations-owned business corporation that operates effectively as a social enterprise for the benefit of FN communities in Northern Ontario. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Project Manager to take on the leadership of the “One Bowl – Tree to Home” project, an initiative using an innovative social enterprise model designed to respond to the FN housing crisis and challenge in the North . Applicants can learn more about Wahkohtowin at

Position Summary
Working as part of a multi-faceted team, the PM will work with the Senior Project Manager and General Manager to lead and execute the development of One Bowl Housing Corporation and the Tree to Home project. This is a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal or extension depending on the overall success of the project over the next 12-18 months.

Main responsibilities
 Collaborate with the project team to manage the schedule, budget and other requirements of the One Bowl Tree to Home project.
 Provide project management and planning knowledge to the team to ensure project success.
 Lead sales development and promotion, supported by a marketing and sales intern.
 Prepare and coordinate applicable documents including sales contracts, LP trade agreements, research permit acquisitions and obtain necessary drawing approvals.
 Co-develop and execute the project plan, including training for installation team capacity.
 Oversee construction sites and installation crews to manage schedule and costs.
 Manage sub-contractors to confirm work plan and assign tasks, responsibilities and scope of authority.
 Review and approve invoices in accordance with budget and organizational procedures
 Provide guidance and assistance to staff.
 Ensure and enforce compliance with all corporate, customer, and legal security policies and procedures.
 Identify additional human resource requirements based on the project, as required.
 Ensure project deliverables and reporting requirements are completed on time.
 Any additional duties and responsibilities that may be assigned, from time to time.

Key skills
 Manufacturing, supply chain, social enterprise planning.
 Project Management – ​​initiate and execute key milestones and understand pivoting.
 Resource management – ​​funds, materials, people and relationships.
 Prospect for business development.
 Manage diversity on a daily basis – Customer orientation, Partner orientation, First Nation owner orientation
 Communication skills – including effective video calls.
 Planning and organization.
 Adaptability.
 Problem solving.
 Negotiation skills.
 Team player.
 Ability to travel.

Education and experience
 Degree in a commercial discipline or equivalent experience, Civil Engineering (CET) and/or Planning or equivalent experience
 Professional certification in project management or in progress – (PMP)
 Knowledge of proposals, account planning, strategic analysis and operational effectiveness.
 Knowledge of applicable construction industry best practices and legislated building codes in Ontario.
 Knowledge of the installation of concrete slabs and screw piles in northern climates and familiarity with the challenges of housing construction in the North.
 Excellent organizational, prioritization and communication skills, both verbal and written.
 Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple deadlines.
 High degree of professionalism and confidentiality in dealing with clients.
 Excellent knowledge of technology and relevant software applications.
 Ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary to meet deadlines.
 Proven proposal writing and management skills.
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills well suited to building relationships with existing and new funding partners.
 Ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people.
 Ability to build, support and motivate project teams as needed.
 The ability to develop long-term, trusting relationships with potential funding partners and stakeholders.
 Participate in ensuring the control of financial, risk and compliance processes with good accounting practices.
 Maintain and support a team environment that will focus on a results and performance driven culture.
 Participate in a work environment consistent with First Nation principles and company policies and procedures.

Labor conditions
 Typical working hours: Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Overtime may be required – particularly when travel is required to meet owners, clients, project team and partners.
 Requires moderate sitting for prolonged periods when using the computer. A moderate number of atypical working hours are required.

Please confirm your interest in the position and provide your resume and cover letter to This advertisement will remain online until the position is filled. Note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wahkohtowin Development is committed to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds.


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