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Director of Business Development for Naval Business Unit

Job ID: 2311576
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Apr 12, 2024
Category: Business Development
Subcategory: Business Dev
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers.

SAIC is seeking a Director of Business Development with a focus on Naval Surface Warfare Center.  This position aligns to the Naval Business Group (NBG) and supports the SAIC Combat and Strategic Systems Account Leader.  The Business Development Professional is responsible for identifying, qualifying, and assisting with the capture for a robust pipeline that supports the Naval Business Group growth objectives.  Additionally, the Business Development Professional is responsible for helping manage and guide Combat and Strategic Systems Naval focused pursuits to include the proposed solution.  This person will also participate in the development of:

  • Teaming
  • Price to Win Strategies
  • Capture Plans
  • Win Strategies
  • Value Propositions

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Position requires effective management and leadership of Business Development efforts. Communicating resource needs and leveraging resources assigned is critical to the success of every capture manager; collaborating with subject & technical matter experts, functional leads, and Program Managers
  • Coalesce with NBG team members including operational leadership, and SMEs to build and execute call plans to position SAIC for successful pursuits
  • Execute Corporate BD CONOPS and implement SAIC growth culture
  • Gathers, assesses, and validates customer requirements working closely with Program Managers -- identifies related needs and constraints that impact winning solution
  • Assess probable competition and evaluates relative strengths and threats -- conducts Black-hats, competitive scenarios, etc.
  • Translate requirements into robust win strategy, carefully tested and validated, and advances strategy to management and technical design with strong value proposition and differentiated bid elements based on compelling features and benefits
  • Collaborates effectively with internal teams and external partners to sustain operational excellence, resolve conflicts, and achieve customer satisfaction
  • Identifies gaps and develops strategies to overcome weaknesses and mitigate risks
  • Conducts and participates in gate, pricing, teaming, and capture reviews; leads and documents lessons learned
  • Supports developing teaming agreements and strategic alliances
  • Manages assigned pipeline (portfolio of opportunities) as the opportunity owner
  • Drives development and completion of critical bid artifacts required for proposal development; ensures integrity of win strategy through supporting role in color reviews; supports assigned Proposal Manager/Director by assisting with development of compliant and compelling bids
  • Assumes accountability for advancing and maturing opportunities toward high win probability


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant business, technical, or professional field of study and eighteen (18) years of experience
  • Deep understanding of Naval Combat and Strategic Systems community to include current programs of record.
  • Led major NSWC Program(s)
  • Active relationships with NSWC leadership. 
  • Ability to work and execute a quick reaction process for Task Order identification, customer engagement and Task Order proposal response
  • The ability to influence constructively and interact at the highest levels of the corporate structure is a prerequisite
  • Proficient and proven ability in capture management based on industry best practices -- demonstrated proficiency qualifying opportunities
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and business acumen
  • Confidence and experience dealing with senior executives; ability to work effectively in fast-paced, time sensitive, and often multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to travel, as necessary in support of the capture
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • Strong understanding of Naval Engineering and Integration
  • Strong understanding of operational Naval engineering requirements
  • Strong understanding of Naval shipboard systems

Desired Qualifications

  • In-depth understanding of growth (capture management and business development) or related business experience in the DoD with focus on Naval Combat and Strategic Systems programs.
  • Deep understanding of all facets of effective growth from the initial opportunity identification to inside of the proposal room
  • Driven and orientation towards solving rather than solely identifying problem areas is a preferred characteristic of the ideal candidate.
  • The candidate must exhibit leadership traits and personal characteristics which are necessary for success.
  • In-depth knowledge, experience, and success in capture process are required and demonstrable understanding of all contract types (non-IDIQ, IDIQ - single or multiple award contracts), as well as payment types (e.g., FFP, T&M, cost plus) is expected
  • Key factors include: sound business judgment, keen conceptual skills, intellectual discipline, self-confidence, imagination, well-developed management skills, and the personal ambition to play a major role in the growth and success of a high technology company with a strong heritage for high quality and responsive service to its clients.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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