Contract Director, Broadband Services – Regional Municipality of Durham

The Region of Durham is dedicated to maintaining outstanding standards of service and relies on the expertise and commitment of its employees. Durham is one of Ontario’s fastest growing areas with a population of over 700,000 people in some of Ontario’s most beautiful settings. Durham has it all: major infrastructure investments, an accessible and specialized talent pool, world-class education institutions, and a well-established enterprise-driven business community.

The Contract Director, Broadband Services will be responsible for establishing, managing and directing the commercial startup activities for the Region of Durham’s Broadband infrastructure network. This role will be responsible for overseeing the development of the business case and business plan to establish a Regional broadband network, and securing Council approval to incorporate a new Municipal Services Corporation (MSC) in compliance with applicable legislation. This role will also act as the commercial lead in negotiations with other third parties to form joint ventures, partnership agreements, or service agreements as necessary to affect the successful launch of the program and MSC. This role is responsible for bringing high-speed connectivity to underserved businesses and residents, and accountable to the Region as shareholder for positive overall business unit performance.

The ideal candidate possesses a relevant university degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Science, or equivalent complemented with a minimum ten (10) years of experience in marketing, finance, product management, network operations, business development and sales functions within a telecommunication service provider or telecommunications focused consulting firm environment, with at least five (5) years of experience at a senior executive level.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Shannon Cooper at or submit your resume and letter of interest online at by May 13, 2021.

The Regional Municipality of Durham is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Regional Municipality of Durham throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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