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Business Development Specialist  (ID# 13732)

Washington, DC

 

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

 

For more company information, visit our website at www.cherokee-cnsp.com

 

CNSP is currently looking for a Business Development Specialist. This job is primarily responsible for identifying and generating new business opportunities from the federal government and private sector for assigned business(es).   

This position will require a minimum of an ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE.  A TOP SECRET is preferred. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with manager to develop a sales plan, goals, strategies, budget, etc. and projections for daily, weekly and monthly sales contacts.
  • Produce new contract opportunities and corresponding capture plans that ultimately lead to the successful generation of new and profitable business for the sector.
  • Use company sales contact system (e.g., Sales Force) and develop processes for system contacts, customer follow-up's, customer screening, etc.
  • Provide weekly reporting on progress of sales leads.
  • Become involved in local network organizations to identify business opportunities.
  • Develop and manage marketing/sales material that increases the company’s brand.
  • Maintain good communication with the client, supervisor and peers within the organization to ensure feedback is communicated and appropriately acted on.
  • Serves as customer liaison, listening and understanding the customer issues and problems, providing a solution if possible, and following through on commitments.
  • Research, identify and execute the opportunities in appropriate market.
  • Develop and incorporate the expansion strategy and plan for company.
  • Manage company’s resources and promote overall brand awareness.
  • Work with multi-function departments to establish goals between customers/clients.
  • Assist cross-functional groups with the start-up of new programs.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Business, or a degree related to that field and 8 or more years of experience in business development role working with federal government clients and its entities
  • At minimum of five (5)  or more years of experience capturing competitive work in the federal government market space
  • Demonstrated ability to drive business sales and profit growth
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to lead and work with cross-functional teams and across multiple functions and disciplines
  • Ability to multi-task and handle large workloads under time constraints.
  • Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Results-oriented with strong process and execution skills
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office suite
  • Ability to cultivate a network of business contacts and convert these relationships into leads and contract wins 
  • Able to quickly learn and appropriate use of technical terms for services provided by the company
  • Customer oriented, self-disciplined, and results focused
  • Requires a minimum of an Active Secret Clearance; a Top Secret Clearance is highly desired

 

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites:

 

http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

 

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

 

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may e-mail “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

                                                                                                 

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf

 

  1. maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator atCNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com”. This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.