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Senior Project Manager, LCK

LCK is seeking to add an experienced, senior level project manager to its staff in Columbia, SC. The qualified candidate will have a degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management and a minimum of ten years of experience in commercial development, facilities management, construction or design. Specific experience in independently managing projects within one of these disciplines is required. The desired candidate will possess strong leadership and communication skills. Experience with sales presentations and client relationship management a plus.

LCK is a professional project management services firm and represents clients in the role of owner’s representative to develop new construction projects as well as renovations. The successful project manager should be experienced in managing a variety of project types including at minimum commercial, retail and/or industrial projects.

LCK originated over 20 years ago as the construction management division of Colliers International and in 2001 became an independent LLC. The company was rebranded in 2013 and has consistently grown since its formation, with a completed volume of over $68 million in 2013. Mickey Layden is President and majority partner of LCK, a certified woman-owned business.

For more information/to submit resume please contact LCK at Mickey.Layden@colliers.com.


Director, Marketing & Communications, South Carolina Power Team

Organization
The South Carolina Power Team is the economic development alliance of the state-owned, electric utility, Santee Cooper, and the state’s 20 electric cooperatives. Together, they provide power to more than 2 million South Carolinians.

Position
Reporting to the president, and serving as an integral member of the team, the Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for the development of South Carolina Power Team’s marketing and communication strategy and will contribute to South Carolina Power Team’s strategic planning process. The Director of Marketing & Communications will develop and implement communications plan for South Carolina Power Team, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation. The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership. The goal is to advance the organization's position with relevant constituents. The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for South Carolina Power Team's varied and integrated communications products and services including: newsletters and other print publications; Web, E-news and other online communications; media and public relations; and marketing.

Responsibilities

• Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance South Carolina Power Team's brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences
• Create marketing/public relations strategy that will allow South Carolina Power Team leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers
• Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Work with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
• Oversee development of all South Carolina Power Team print communications including the annual report, marketing collateral materials and electronic communications including South Carolina Power Team's website and new media; manage relationships with associated vendors
• Serve as lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization
• Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed
• Actively engage, cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding South Carolina Power Team programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects
• Oversee the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field is required, an advanced degree is preferred
• Minimum 10 years experience in a senior management role either in-house or with an agency
• Extensive successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media
• Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization's mission and goals
• Demonstrated experience utilizing social media and new technologies.
• A minimum of five years experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications and directories
• Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
• Excellent and persuasive communicator
• Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance, and administration initiatives
• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, South Carolina Power Team's Board of Directors and staff
• Passion for the mission of the South Carolina Power Team

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements electronically to: Diane Bean, Executive Assistant, dbean@scpowerteam.com For consideration, resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.  


Manager, Business Intelligence, South Carolina Power Team

Organization
The South Carolina Power Team is the economic development alliance of the state-owned, electric utility, Santee Cooper, and the state’s 20 electric cooperatives. Together, they provide power to more than 2 million South Carolinians.

Position
Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Global Business Development, the Business Intelligence Manager is responsible for ensuring that the South Carolina Power Team and its stakeholders have access to the most advanced data and research. Responsibilities include utilizing data to support business development efforts and to respond to project proposals. This position supports South Carolina Power Team’s core mission of creating jobs through business attraction, retention and expansion by developing key data points, and managing and tracking research projects that South Carolina Power Team undertakes. This role involves conducting industry research, providing technical assistance, collecting data, providing analysis and forecasts, and writing reports for both internal and external clients. This research will ultimately be used to enhance South Carolina Power Team’s impact on location decisions, policy discussions and the viability of economic development projects.

Responsibilities
• Collect, manage, analyze and report data in support of the South Carolina Power Team sales team and economic development initiatives
• Provide economic analysis, conducts business research, authors publications, and manages unique data collection efforts
• Assist with questions about South Carolina economic development
• Access government economic statistics
• Track, update, and respond to demographic, economic and industry specific inquiries
• Build and maintain targeted industry and company database
• Provide data and support for marketing initiatives
• As time allows, undertake independent research projects to inform stakeholders and highlight key trends in the state of South Carolina and its major regions
• Support South Carolina Power Team reporting responsibilities and benchmark updates
• Develop positive working relationship with regional partners

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in business or economics.
• Minimum 5 years experience in related research position
• Innovative thinker, with a track record for utilizing data and research to advance success rate of organization
• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage all peers
• Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact strategic initiatives
• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, South Carolina Power Team's Board of Directors and staff
• Passion for the mission of the South Carolina Power Team

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements electronically to: Diane Bean, Executive Assistant, dbean@scpowerteam.com For consideration, resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.


Senior Project Manager, South Carolina Power Team


Organization

The South Carolina Power Team is the economic development alliance of the state-owned, electric utility, Santee Cooper, and the state’s 20 electric cooperatives. Together, they provide power to more than half of all South Carolinians.

Position
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Global Business Development, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for the marketing and recruitment of business and industry to South Carolina. This position is focused on the South Carolina Power Team's core mission of the creation of jobs, investment and electricity sales through the attraction, retention and expansion of business. This role will include extensive domestic and international travel with responsibilities for identifying and marketing to potential investors, preparing business proposals, and influencing business decisions. Of utmost importance is the ability to build relationships, collaborate with others and foster team-work among various allies.

Responsibilities
• Respond to inquiries from potential investors to South Carolina
• Coordinate responses from South Carolina's 20 electric cooperatives to effectively market our electric service
• Prepare proposals for electric service, including business case and rate responses
• Coordinate domestic and international marketing missions that may include a variety of allies from a wide range of fields
• Oversee timely follow up to marketing efforts

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in business, economics or a related field
• Five years full-time work experience in economic development, marketing or business development is preferred
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Effective at marketing and all aspects of project management, with an emphasis on development of business-case proposals and timely follow-up
• Ability to effectively interact with staff, board, community leaders, elected officials, existing businesses, economic development allies, and global business prospects
• Able to travel extensively
• Adept in the recruitment of jobs, investment and electric load
• Demonstrate knowledge of local and state economic development programs
• Willing to perform other duties as may be required
• Passion for the mission of the South Carolina Power Team

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements electronically to: Diane Bean, Executive Assistant, dbean@scpowerteam.com For consideration, resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.



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