Economy League: Business Engagement Manager, Apply by Dec. 13

Posted by Economy League of Greater Philadelphia on November 26, 2019

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is seeking an entrepreneurial, team-oriented professional to manage local business engagement for a local purchasing collaborative, Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity. The Business Engagement Manager will report to the Director of Shared Solutions and have primary responsibility for managing all local business relationships. This is a contract position, currently funded for 12 months. In 2020, Economy League leadership will work to secure dedicated funding that will enable this role to become a permanent position.

About the Program

Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity (PAGE) is a partnership between the Economy League, the City of Philadelphia and more than a dozen Philadelphia-area institutions that works to increase local purchasing by large institutional buyers to grow Philadelphia businesses, strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build wealth.

Today, the 34 universities and hospitals located in Philadelphia together spend $5.3 billion on goods and services every year, but nearly half of these dollars are currently spent outside of Philadelphia. Analysis of the local business landscape suggests that at least $530 million of anchor dollars currently being spent outside of the region align with local market supply. Capturing just 25% of this half-billion-dollar opportunity would translate into 1,250 new manufacturing jobs and 4,000 indirect jobs in Philadelphia. In order to capture this opportunity, the Economy League works with hospitals and universities to understand their purchasing data, remove barriers to local and diverse business participation and engage major institutional suppliers in local purchasing work.

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