Business Development Manager

Location: Raleigh, NC
Date Posted: 05-16-2018
The role is focused on development of customer relationships and driving sales with electric utilities, industrial, and rail industry clients for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contracts for major substations projects ranging from $25MM-$200MM.

Typical duties/responsibilities for business development and sales may include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
 
  • Proactive Sales: Identify and investigate planned projects far in advance of contract award and work to competitively position our EPC business for key pursuits through contract award, driving to close deals.
  • Business Development: Lead, develop and drive account plans for assigned clients in concert with the EPC team, FES and Marketing
  • Proactively seek and utilize market intelligence to align companies strengths and value propositions with a keen understanding of clients’ needs and goals. Work in collaboration with other  divisions to increase value to clients and
  • Lead pricing strategy, technical positioning, competitor analysis and selling value for key
  • Client Interface: Develop and maintain client relationships and identify market opportunities through close customer
  • Work directly with End-Users to build relationships to improve our position in the market and build our sales
  • Drive the complete BD/Sales cycle with our clients, from initial lead identification and Go/No-Go assessments through tendering, negotiation, risk review and contract
  • Capture Team (CT) Leadership: Lead and participate in Capture Teams where you will drive the sales strategies, value propositions and delivery of messaging throughout the clients’ organizations to win and close
  • You will develop and manage Player Maps, identify target pricing and award criteria, and orchestrate the CT process from initial team setup throughout the full sales 
  • Utilize technical experts in sales presentations/discussions to leverage value. Support the selective bidding process through knowledge of customer needs and solution
  • Prepare sales plans using company tools, including performing regular status reviews, and propose recovery plans in cases of potential order shortfalls. Support monthly sales reporting and manage sales activities via
  • Work in concert with Legal and Tendering teams to ensure appropriate preparation and full compliance with the processes and policies/guidelines for margin, risk mitigation, and signature
  • Travel within the U.S. at over 50% typically, and as required.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in sales, tendering/proposals, project management and/or business development experience in the power/utility industries OR-
  • Master’s degree and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in sales, tendering/proposals, project management and/or business development experience in the power/utility industries. OR-

Ideally this role could be filled at a more senior level should the candidate meet the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in sales, tendering/proposals, project management and/or business development experience in the power/utility industries OR-
  • Master’s degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in sales, tendering/proposals, project management and/or business development experience in the power/utility industries.
 


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic technical knowledge in substations and related
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering· 
  • EPC / project and Energy Industries knowledge
  • Sales experience in a technical environment
  • Customer relationships at management
  • Project pipeline development, negotiation & closure experience
  •  Excellent communication, presentation and influencing
  • Understanding of Contractual / Legal Terms and Conditions·
  • Results-focused and driven, team
  • Proven Negotiation Skills·
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work in the United States
 


 
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