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Tracking Code BDEV-19-0951-F
Job Code 19-0951
Posting Title Director Business Development
Post Date 9/10/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 25%
City Seattle
State WA
Country US

Bowhead is growing and we are looking for a Business Development Director to play a significant role in formulating and executing strategy development, technical proposal writing and cost proposal formulation and review. The Business Development Director is responsible for identifying business development opportunities, expanding growth, and increasing financial profitability in the Seattle, WA area.

Experience pursuing and capturing opportunities at Ft. Lewis, Joint Base McChord, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Station Everett, and/or Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is preferred.

• Identify upcoming business opportunities that match Bowhead’s relevant corporate experience and lead the capture team to win business that you find and qualify.

• Reach out to government customers in the local and surrounding locations to build strong relationships and develop solutions that meet the customer’s needs.

• Engage with government customers to qualify opportunities and gain a better understanding of the requirements.

You will be accountable for winning at least $20M per calendar year. You will participate in the incentive compensation program, which is based on the dollar value of the work you win each year. Your job is to win work!

-- You will interface with senior management and external partners to develop and implement strategies and plans for successful opportunity capture. You will lead the capture team to develop the proposal response. This includes working with the subject matter experts, proposal team, contracts, pricing, and talent acquisition.

-- Upon approval, you will manage the operating budget for each proposal approved for capture pursuit. You will have autonomy to manage your book of business throughout the full life-cycle from inception to award.
Requirements Strong leadership ability and persuasive skills are key to excelling in this job. Position requires:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education plus business development experience in a government setting.

• Proposal writing experience and sophisticated communication skills (both oral and written).

• Work experience should demonstrate your ability to collaborate with multiple customer levels.

• Computer savvy with solid experience using Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Project, Excel, and Outlook.

• Military or Government experience is a plus.

Desired skills include:

• Leading capture of large priority DOD and Government opportunities
• Proposal writing experience in accordance with the Shipley method.
• Win methodologies, competitive assessments and strategy development
• Teaming arrangements
• Advance intelligence gathering
• Technical proposal writing
• Cost proposal formulation and review
• Write RFI and SS responses and respond to RFPs as required
• Develop and maintain a pipeline
• Deconflict pursuits with other Bowhead BD elements

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level. Active Secret clearance highly desired. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification.  In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed.  Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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