Chemonics seeks up to two New Business Directors for its Global Health and Supply Chain Office (GHSCO), located in Arlington, VA. The directors provide day-to-day management of a robust forward market, supervise staff, operate in leadership roles for new business development, and/or technical assignments, and increasingly contribute to departmental, regional, and corporate strategies, technical practices, and staff development and supervision. The directors are responsible for leading USAID market capture as well as diversification efforts with non-USAID clients in a wide range of health and supply chain technical areas. Candidates should have significant proposal development experience, a strategic outlook on business development, and a commitment to the professional development of staff. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The Global Health and Supply Chain new business team will pursue health and supply chain technical assistance opportunities for both the Global Health Division (GHD) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Division. The team will build on and demonstrate Chemonics' holistic approach to improving health outcomes, from commodity procurement and delivery, to health sector governance and building capacity of clinical partners, to scaling innovations to maximize impact.
Plan and direct home office new business activities for the GHSCO and participates, as needed, on corporate new business task forces with special emphasis on technical approach strategy and proposal team
Analyze development funding trends and priorities. Formulate strategies, new directions, and techniques to grow the company and improve market share, and networks with clients, consultants, and counterparts regarding new business opportunities
Develop effective working relationships with clients, counterparts and stakeholders and continually promote outstanding client service with home office staff and field teams. Establish and nurture collaborative relationships with potential partners, subcontractors, technical specialists, and donor agencies
Proactively track upcoming solicitations and inform relevant in-house parties of bids in sufficient time to make informed "go and no go" decisions
Oversee and/or lead proposal teams including developing guidelines consistent with corporate policies and best practices
In collaboration with GHSCO SVPs, develop and supervise implementation of proposal strategies to optimize profitability and win rate. Apply in-depth technical expertise to new business efforts, and Chemonics knowledge base
Conceptualize and lead or supervise proposal, G-trips, and other relevant technical assignments
Advance body of knowledge and quality standards in primary discipline and practice networks. Formulate interdisciplinary approaches and advise others on technical trends and programming priorities. Undertake leadership role in proposal development, analyzing and recommending bid decisions, and conceptualizing teaming, technical approaches, and cost strategies to maximize competitive advantage. Generally assume role of proposal czar or technical writer, providing vision and leadership to proposal teams, and mentoring and supervising the application of best practices
Travel to explore new business opportunities, represent Chemonics, or gather information to write a technical proposal. Interact with key client and counterpart staff to strategically influence new programming decisions, and develop and negotiate strategic partnerships with local firms.
Independently track, implement, and perform regional new business efforts, including organizing and leading new business teams, strategy sessions, training, and teaming arrangements
Minimum 8 years of project, business development, staff management, or other relevant experience
Knowledge of company's main clients and their operations
Understanding and fluency in financial and project management systems and procedures
Ability to conceptualize, outline, perform, and direct the research and writing of technical documents (reports, proposals, professional articles)
Proven facilitation and presentation skills
Recognized by others as an experienced international development practitioner in a specific technical area. Contributes consistently to mentoring of junior staff
Ability to solve complex technical, managerial or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge
Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and control significant activities, budgets and resources to produce and take responsibility for results
Demonstrated leadership, management, organizational, and decision-making skills
Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise staff assigned to the new business team or proposal efforts
Ability to travel and work abroad approximately 8-12 weeks per year
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Apply through our Career Center at the job opportunities site at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CHEMONICS&cws=50&rid=3879 by October 13, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
COVID-19 Recruitment Information
Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.
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