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Senior Specialist, Channel (Full Time, 12 Months)

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Date: Aug 24, 2021

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us


At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with subsidized onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs


Why our Vancouver office is so awesome


Vancouver has been regularly voted one of the top cities to live in the world with one of the mildest climates of any city in Canada. It is home to our Marketing and Sales Office and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Easy access to transit, including the Sky Train
  • Secure bike facilities and easy access off the Central Valley Greenway


Job Summary:
The Senior Channel Specialist is responsible for consulting and advising BCLC internal groups and key external groups during the development, execution and evaluation phases of new technology, products and other major cross-functional initiatives that impact the Sales Division or the Lottery Retailers. This position also identifies market trends and new business opportunities. The Senior Channel Specialist is responsible for developing and coordinating comprehensive communication and execution plans to support strategic initiatives such as retailer compensation programs, brand support programs and policies/procedures. This role will also be responsible for managing small to medium scale projects within the lottery division. This position conducts in-depth post program analysis, makes strategic recommendations and collaborates with internal BCLC departments to resolve operational and business issues from the field.

Key Accountabilities:
•    Conducts highly complex and highly specialized sales/marketing/communications/project and business analysis work that drives revenue generation, profit and growth; as an individual contributor, provides expert solutions to achieve broader organizational financial/public support/ creative results. 
•    Provides expert solutions to achieve broader financial and creative results; works in partnership with a team of sales staff ensuring that all required work is executed to achieve broader organizational results.
•    Makes recommendations to departmental business plans and strategies and broader scope, medium to high risk planning decision with potentially organization-wide impact.
•    Manages multiple projects from start to end including developing project timelines, developing and analyzing requirements.
•    Proactively develops, maintains and manages moderate-high visibility/profile relationships with key internal contacts, as well as eternal stakeholders to ensure mutually desired outcomes are achieved and strategic partnerships are formed.
•    Champions teamwork, provides guidance, communicates function/department goals in the context of corporate objectives, ensures focus on results, intervenes to deal with issues, oversees stakeholder relationships and supports the BCLC vision, mission and values.
•    Supports and maintains Lottery Express market execution and vendor communication. 


Minimum Required Qualifications
Education and Experience

•    A post-secondary diploma or degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or Sales;
•    4 - 6 years relevant experience in leadership and or informal leadership experience considered an asset;
•    Demonstrated experience in project management and/or business analysis is considered an asset;
•    Demonstrated experience in retail and or hospitality channels considered an asset;
•    Understanding of lottery gaming, entertainment trends and regulated industries considered and asset;
•    An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.


Technical Requirements
•    Solid knowledge of business development, market research, marketing, merchandising, distribution practices, methodologies and tools;
•    Strong familiarity with communication plans/able to communicate complex strategies;
•    Excellent relationship building and networking skills;
•    Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking;
•    Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills;
•    Innovative, solution based thinker able to manage multiple input sources.
•    Demonstrates expertise managing strategic projects;
•    Strong excel skills



Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be 19 years of age to work at BCLC.

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