Work for WIRE-Net

WIRE-Net seeks motivated workers.

WIRE-Net is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

WIRE-Net is a nationally recognized manufacturing-focused, non-profit economic development organization, based in Cleveland, Ohio. WIRE-Net is a leading force to strengthen manufacturing, a foundation of healthy communities that fuels economic growth in Greater Cleveland. We provide leading edge expertise and resources that proactively assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership. WIRE-Net connects leaders to each other and engages them in their communities. We lead, we connect, we partner.


This position, part of the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), is responsible for providing solutions to Cleveland manufacturers, using a variety of resources to stimulate business and neighborhood investment, and foster job creation. The Industrial Development Manager provides outreach to manufacturing companies to identify and resolve challenges to business growth.

Primary duties include: Conducting company assessments to identify and resolve company service needs, analyzing company information to identify company trends and retention risks, and generating unrestricted revenue to support program operations. Additionally, the Industrial Development Manager will provide customer service to firms to ensure satisfaction with services provided, provide project management support to firms to achieve significant impact to the community, engage other community support to complete projects; analyze company data to identify opportunities for current and future intervention, and prepare timely and regular reports as requested.



  • Experience with and knowledge of manufacturing, workforce and economic development strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in sales, relationship management, manufacturing, or economic development, preferably a combination of these disciplines
  • Proven ability in building strategic partnerships and facilitating and developing collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated success delivering strong customer service
  • Knowledge of business operations as well as local, state, and federal resources, and the local economic and political environments
  • Accomplished in project management


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in business or related field, or equivalent work experience


This is a full-time position requiring occasional evening and weekend work. Must have reliable transportation and possess a valid driver's license. Must be comfortable working in various manufacturing settings. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications, including databases in a PC environment.


WIRE-Net's compensation includes competitive salary and excellent benefits including flextime, holidays, vacation, professional development, hospitalization, retirement, and life and disability insurance.

Please Email a resume outlining your qualifications by July 31, 2018. No phone calls please.