Business Development Manager - Aerospace & Defense

at W.L. Gore & Associates in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About the Role: We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join our team with a focus on Defense Systems for North America. In this role, you will be at the forefront of our efforts to capture Gore product content on significant defense programs. As a key member of our Aerospace & Defense market facing team, you will collaborate with a diverse and dynamic group of associates. Your contributions will directly impact our vision to transform system performance driven by megatrends in electrification. Your primary focus will be engaging targeted end users, influencers, and teaming partners to develop and implement capture plans intended to influence requirements and increase Gore's probability of business success.

This position offers multiple work arrangements: on-site at our facility in Newark, Delaware, hybrid or fully remote work allowedin most locations within the United States, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.

Develop strategy, capture plans, and lead the execution in pursuit of multiple large, complex program opportunities within U.S. Defense Agencies
Engage with Gore A&D leadership to develop and refine overall strategy for future growth: this includes leading strategy sessions for particular customer communities (Army, Navy, NATO) to ensure that Gore is aligned to end user, acquisition, and B2B influencers
Influence requirements based on end user, system, and Gore insights bysynchronizing and driving impactfulresponses to government solicitations
Support strategic account leadership with strategy development and execution
Engage with Gore A&D Regional Sales Leader and Sales Associates to support opportunities that have transitioned from Business Development Captures to discrete, high probability opportunities in Sales Force
Engage with customer R&D networks in DoD (DARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL) and industry (Innovation Cells, Centers of Excellence, etc)
Bring the voice of the customer to Gore's A&D technical team to drive a new product pipeline that will align Gore's product development with customer roadmaps over the next 10 years
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree
Minimum 5 years business development/sales experience including work leading capture activities with U.S. Defense prime contractors and their U.S. government customers
10 years working with DoD with large network across DoD and Industry acquisition communities
Proven ability to assess complex and/or emerging markets and to identify and qualify credible demand opportunities
Proven ability to define, develop, and manage cross-functional and cross-organizational partnerships to deliver measurable results on business development
Proven ability to influence, manage performance, and resolve conflicts without authority and across functional and organizational lines
Ability to influence and engage both internally and externally at the senior leader level (VP, Director, Flag Officer, PEO, PMA, Chief Engineer)
Ability to gain DoD Clearance
Ability to travel 40%

Desired Qualifications:
10 years active duty, reserve or National Guard experience
Minimum 3 years experience with program management and/or business capture
Capture and Proposal Writing Training and Experience (Shipley, University of Chicago)

This position requires access to export-controlled areas and information. Candidates must be "U.S. persons" as that term is defined in 8 USC *1324b(a)(3). The term "U.S. persons" includes resident aliens ("green-card" holders) as well as certain refugees, asylum-holders and residents qualifying for temporary residence under the terms of 8 USC *1255a.

Remote Working Arrangements arepermitted forAssociates in the continentalUnited States (US) andCanada, withappropriate approval and compliancewithGore's remote working policies, from thecountryin which they are employed.For fully remote roles, thefollowing locations are not eligiblefornew fully remote workarrangements: Alaska andHawaii (forall roles), and Rhode Island(forwage/hourly roles only).

What We Offer:Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for "profit-sharing". Learn more

We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are... For full info follow application link.

Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

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Job Posting: 1271503

Posted On: May 22, 2024

Updated On: Jun 15, 2024

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