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Director, Business Development for National Security

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2/19/2018 3:59:55 PM
Arlington, VA US

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.


Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


We are currently seeking a Director, Business Development for National SecurityThis position is in Arlington, VA.  Strong candidates located in other areas will be favorably considered; frequent travel to our Columbus, OH Headquarters will be necessary. 




The Business Development Leader will support Battelle’s Mission and Defense Technology and Cyber Business Units to drive sales growth and expand Battelle’s presence within the Department of Defense -to rapidly grow these organizations.


The successful candidate will have proven business development experience in the defense industry as well as a successful military career at the O5 and above level within the United States Navy; preferably with positions to include Joint assignments at the COCOM or DOD levels.  The candidate must possess the technical expertise, and relationships in the Navy component of DOD.  The candidate will have demonstrated performance in leading a business development team and identifying, capturing, and winning large, DOD-related opportunities in a wide range of domains supporting Navy and DoD clients. The candidate must be able to highlight opportunities and strategic aspirations in the Navy markets based on professional insights, network, and broad-based customer situational awareness.


Responsibilities Include:


  • Developing, maintaining and growing an extensive network of relationships, with both existing and potential Battelle clients, throughout the Department of Defense, to grow current and future business, as well as, cultivate relationships with partners – small and large business and academia, as appropriate.
  • Leading a sales/business development organization with responsibility for $250M+ in annual sales.
  • Shaping, identifying, capturing, and managing strategic opportunities that support the Business Unit strategies.
  • Identify and structure opportunities where unmet client needs can be satisfied by internal research and development investments, thereby allowing Battelle to bring new capabilities or offerings to DOD clients and other organizations, both government and commercial.
  • Providing market and competitor intelligence on market segments where the BUs are engaged, as well as insights on competition specific to individual opportunities.
  • Actively contributing to business-related activities at the senior-executive level, to include participation on applicable Boards, Industry Associations, and other relevant activities
  • Collaborating/leading capture teams to establish overall proposal strategies and themes which clearly differentiate Battelle from other potential providers of service. Coordinates the selection of proposal team member organizations (strategic partners, sub-contractors, universities, etc.) and the efforts of the proposal team; assist in formulating an offering that persuasively presents the project approach that meets the client needs and documents the value created for the client by this approach at a competitive price.
  • Assisting the Business Unit General Managers in the efficient and effective use of marketing resources across multiple client organizations to achieve growth and maintain margins.
  • Building and maintaining a robust funnel of leads and opportunities capable of meeting or exceeding established Business Unit sales goals.
  • Contributing to the development of effective legislative initiatives to support business strategies and plans




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Biomedical, or Science-related technical field and 15+ years of experience in Department of Defense organizations and policy.
  • Retired Navy officer with nuclear power background (preferably CDR or CAPT), with experience to include Joint Assignments within COCOM or DOD staff levels.
  • Experience with Navy and Marine Corps major weapons platforms and established relationships with providers of those weapons platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to win contract opportunities in the Federal space.
  • Demonstrated ability to sales organization or a major portion of one ($250M+ annual sales).
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate a business development/sales team.
  • Existing network of contacts within the Department of Defense and the ability to leverage these into qualified business opportunities.
  • Knowledge of competitors in this market space and experience in competitive assessment; experience in developing large government proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to present technical presentations to internal and external clientele and the ability to participate on proposal teams.
  • Must be a US citizen with ability and willingness to obtain Top Secret Clearance. Current Active TS Clearance preferred.




  • Master’s Degree or higher, preferably in technical discipline
  • Experience selling consulting/engineering/manufacturing services.
  • Experience with Microsoft Client Relationship Management (CRM) tool




Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.


Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.


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