Manager of Strategic Partnerships


Who We Are OOSITA is a forward-thinking company that delivers cutting-edge technology and engineering-based products and services to the oil sands industry and beyond. We are agile, responsive, and ready to seize future opportunities because we believe in bringing innovation to our clients and our Nation. Our motto, “Enterprising by Nature,” reflects our commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Who You Are As the Manager Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, you will play a pivotal role in our success. You are a dynamic and strategic thinker passionate about innovation and economic development. You excel in managing joint ventures and partnerships, with a knack for identifying and generating new revenue streams.

You have a solid financial background and experience in joint venture partnerships, acquisitions, and portfolio management. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy engaging with community leaders and stakeholders, and are eager to contribute to the growth and success of OOSITA. This position is based in Fort McMurray, and hybrid work options are available.

Regular travel to Fort Chipewyan for quarterly meetings is required. What You Will Be Doing Manage Joint Ventures : Oversee and nurture partnership relationships to ensure successful collaborations. Schedule and attend meetings with industry indigenous business representatives and Oosita Partners.

Develop and deliver a growth strategy in the market with a practical approach to scaling Oosita’s presence in the region. Expertly manage contract negotiations with large partners, ensuring sustainable economics and long-lasting value for Oosita and FCMN. Drive Revenue Innovation: Identify and implement innovative strategies to diversify and increase revenue streams.

Maximize revenue generation through grant opportunities. Research and prepare grant applications to secure additional funding. Explore Oil Sands Opportunities: Investigate and capitalize on revenue-generating opportunities within the oil sands industry.

Secure Financing: Obtain financing for new portfolio assets to support business growth. Develop Revenue Streams: Establish and manage three distinct revenue streams for sustainable growth. Maximize Joint Venture Revenue: Ensure gross revenue generation through strategic joint venture partnerships.

Acquire and Develop Niche Businesses: Identify, acquire, and grow niche business opportunities. Build business cases for new potential opportunities end-to-end, leading analysis of critical strategic choices, threats, and opportunities. Leverage AIOC Support: Utilize Alberta Indigenous Opportunity Corporation (AIOC) support to enhance business initiatives.

Foster Partnerships: Organize and participate in trade shows to build and strengthen partnerships. Coordinate Financial Reporting: Work closely with the accounting department to ensure accurate reporting and support audit processes. Submit Grant Applications: Research and prepare grant applications to secure additional funding.

Manage Stakeholder Relationships: Maintain strong relationships with oil sands companies and community stakeholders. Report to OOSITA Board: Attend board meetings to provide updates on new ventures and joint venture operations. Monitor Emerging Trends: Stay attuned to Alberta’s emerging business opportunities and economic development trends.

Pursue Investment Opportunities: Identify and pursue investment opportunities, leveraging your knowledge of the Alberta economic market. Expertly manage contract negotiations with partners, ensuring sustainable economics and long-lasting value for both parties. Utilize Financial Expertise: Apply experience in investment banking or private equity to drive informed decision-making and capitalize on economic opportunities.

What We Are Looking For Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in financial management, banking, or a related field. Demonstrated success in managing joint venture partnerships, acquisitions, and portfolio management.

Self-starter mentality with the ability to work in a dynamic start-up environment while managing multiple priorities. Demonstrated data-driven approach to business and task prioritization. Strategic mindset and a proven record of innovation.

Excellent critical thinking, communication, and relationship management abilities. Ability to effectively manage community dynamics and engage with diverse stakeholders. Other Requirements Hybrid work arrangement with a preference for candidates based in Fort McMurray.

Availability to travel to Fort Chipewyan. Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel as required. Benefits and Compensation Highlights Base salary range: $90,000 – $110,000.

Comprehensive benefits package, including bonus structure. Opportunities for professional development and growth. Employer reimburses professional membership fees.

Supportive and innovative work environment. If you are a motivated and dynamic professional ready to take on this exciting role, we encourage you to apply and join the OOSITA team. Together, we can drive innovation and economic development in the oil sands industry.

Apply now and be a part of our innovative journey How to Apply If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to jessimpacthr.ca. The application deadline July 10, 2024. We thank all who apply but will only contact those selected for an interview.