City of Boston

Business Strategy Manager

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Off of Eco Opp & Incl
Regular Full-Time
ASD-Min & Womens Bus. Office
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The mission of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion is to make Boston a national model of economic equity for working people, entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors by implementing sustainable solutions that repair economic harm and help build generational wealth for disadvantaged communities, foster local talent and innovative ideas, make city-sponsored opportunities more transparent and accessible, and strengthen the partnership between the City and local organizations, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all Bostonians and the experience for all visitors.



This is not your typical 9-5. We are a growing department with a transformative mission and startup environment, led by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to achieving the urgent and important goal of eliminating the racial wealth gap and making the city more inclusive for all. With that in mind, you can look forward to a work culture that is:

  • Mission-driven: We are committed to excellence in all we do and put in the time and effort required to achieve our goals, no matter how long it takes.
  • Empowering: We believe in supporting leaders who are forward-thinking, independent, risk-takers, and confident.
  • Collaborative: We understand that our work is interrelated and interdependent. We don’t operate in silos.
  • Supportive: We create an environment that provides the physical, emotional, and intellectual space and tools to accomplish your tasks and exceed internal and external expectations.
  • Innovative: We know it’s better to work smart and are always seeking creative ways to move us closer to our goals and leverage new ways of learning and working together.



The Business Strategy Manager will manage relationships and business development opportunities in key industries for the City of Boston in the Business Strategy Unit of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion (OEOI). The Business Strategy Unit is charged with attracting, retaining, growing and strengthening businesses across key sectors in the Boston business ecosystem.  For this position, the Business Strategy Industry reflects businesses of all sizes (from the startup phase to large companies) in pharmaceutical sales and manufacturing, research and development in biotechnology, fintech, clean tech, physical, engineering, health and life sciences, analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing, testing laboratories, hospitals, research universities, medical test laboratories, medical device sales and manufacturing. The successful incumbent will work collaboratively with representatives across the Greater Boston innovation ecosystem to ensure that Boston remains a competitive and welcoming business location.


  • Serves as Mayor's Liaison to Boston's key industries, and startup community and the existing innovation institutions.
  • Develop and present a clear, coordinated strategy engaging for key industries in Boston. This strategy should be based on a platform of engagement with businesses and stakeholders.
  • Assists new and existing key industry and startup businesses in efforts to expand in or relocate to Boston. This includes support with site selection and engaging with developers.
  • Develops a system to track new and growing startups in Boston, including those that receive assistance or support from the Office of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion.
  • Connect key industries with workforce development opportunities and community engagement, frequently collaborating with the Cabinet for Worker Empowerment and other internal and external partners.
  • Increases access to capital, talent, and other resources within Boston's growing startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Coordinates across units within OEOI and partnering city agencies to support policies, practices, and programs that promote the diversity of talent within Boston's key industries.
  • Drives policy making decisions to maintain and grow Boston's economy.
  • Conducts outreach to key stakeholders and residents in communities to understand existing and emerging needs and opportunities to ensure diverse participation in Boston's growing key industries, including the startup community.
  • Creates public-private partnerships to foster a productive dialogue between members of key industry communities and existing businesses.
  • Provides technical assistance to startup companies of all stages of growth.
  • Generate leads to market Boston as a thriving, healthy, and innovative place to do business and grow within key industries.
  • Create and maintain potential incentives to attract and retain companies as they start, expand, and grow.
  • Make recommendations to the Chief of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion, Director of Business Strategy, and other city officials to remove any barriers or perceived barriers to do business in the City of Boston.
  • Work directly with new and existing trade organizations, business groups, and universities to attract, retain, grow, and strengthen key industries in Boston.
  • Participate in all Business Strategy team meetings and decision-making processes.
  • Manage data collection and metrics to measure success.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of full­-time, or equivalent part­-time, professional experience work which included communications, policy implementation, or business development.
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, management, communications.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with state and local government operations and processes encouraged.
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy and working in the public sector highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of business strategies, including marketing, to promote workforce opportunities and business attraction and retention.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, and Google Suite.
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese and Vietnamese).
  • Understanding of data collection, program evaluation, and performance measurement.

Boston Residency Required



 Union/Salary Plan/Grade:Non Union MM-2/ Grade 7

 35 hours per week


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