Entergy Director, Business & Economic Development in Little Rock, Arkansas

Date: Oct 12, 2017

Location: Little Rock, AR, US

Company: Entergy

Primary Location: Arkansas-Little Rock

Job Function :Other

MRV Minimum Salary :$127,000

MRV Maximum Salary :$191,000

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1.00

Req ID: 74255

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%


Responsible for developing, planning and directing Entergy Arkansas’ economic development programs, activities and policies to improve the economy in the company's service territory. These functions include: community development, business retention & expansion, business recruiting & project management, major account management and research & analysis. The Director also ensures integration of the economic development function with Entergy’s customer service representatives through communication and collaboration to better capture new, expansion, and retention opportunities. The Director interacts with Entergy’s corporate Economic Development group on industry-focused business development, strategic research, and investment in innovative technologies that provides lead generation, and consistency in quality and speed of service delivery.


  • Responsible for strategic direction, planning and performance of organization to develop profitable growth opportunities in the Entergy's service territory. Develop programs that support and enhance the company's competitiveness for growth with state and local economic development partners and allies.

  • Develop and manage relationships with local ED professionals and local business leaders.

  • Provide recruiting and project management leadership to the team on new prospects and existing business projects.

  • Work with local ED professionals to encourage the development of quality industrial sites.

  • Coordinate with peer Entergy Directors & Corporate ED to enhance program effectiveness and identify best practices.

  • Direct functions to grow and retain existing revenues and meet electric service needs of major industrial customers.

  • Be engaged with and provide leadership to state level economic development policy, incentives and legislation.


Minimum education required of the position

BS in Marketing, Business Administration, Engineering, Public Administration or related field or equivalent work experience

Master’s degree is highly desirable.

Minimum experience required of the position

8+ years in leadership roles, preferably in economic development, marketing or customer service

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Knowledge of and experience with the economic development process is desired. Relationship development skills are essential.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Certified Economic Developer or equivalent experience.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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