Senior New Business Manager, Asia

Chemonics International Inc Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 months ago

Chemonics seeks a Senior New Business Manager for the Asia business unit. The Asia business unit has nine active projects in six countries and a range of technical areas, including: environmental and natural resource management, agriculture and livelihoods development, rule of law, education, private sector development, improving governance, and greater social inclusion to promote broad-based economic growth in the region. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. We're looking for candidates with a competitive but team-oriented spirit, as well as the sense of humor and grit needed to win new projects in a highly dynamic and competitive arena. The job comes with many perks travel opportunities galore to some of the most beautiful places in the world and a regional atmosphere where learning and creativity is encouraged. The candidate will perform as needed in multiple roles for new business development and increasingly contributes to all levels of corporate strategy, technical practices and staff development and supervision. The candidate should have the ability to build and maintain respectful relationships with partners and people including a commitment to the professional development of staff. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads team in developing effective working relationships with clients, potential partners, counterparts, stakeholders, subcontractors, technical specialists, and donor agencies

  • Identifies and develops new business leads, clearly identifying Chemonics' role in current international development assistance programs and trends

  • Externally promotes Chemonics, representing company history, values, and standards by attending events, networking with clients and counterparts, and displaying a clear understanding of the past and present portfolio

  • Serves as lead in conjunction with operations team to properly resource new business teams within and outside of region or profit center

  • Manages the Corporate Proposal Tracker, ensuring it is consistently and accurately updated

  • Oversees management of new business consultants, including timesheet management and ensuring payments are processed for consultants

  • Manages implementation of proposal strategies in collaboration with senior vice president and director of new business development to optimize profitability and win rate

  • Acts in a variety of proposal leadership roles to ensure that Chemonics' best practices and quality standards are used during preparation and submission. Serves as mentor and coach to others assigned to new proposal roles

  • Applies knowledge of NICRA rates to provide early estimates of proposal profitability, prepares cost proposals independently, and makes recommendations in compliance with Chemonics' standards, and mentors others in such tasks

  • Learns and promotes strategies for effective teamwork and leadership development and cultivates collaborative working relationships across the company

  • Actively engages in technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company

  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates assigned staff. Ensures staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and the time and opportunity to grow professionally

  • Provides organizational, planning, and management support to outside facilitators and undergoes training to serve as in-house facilitator for meetings such as green teams and new business training

  • Expands professional and technical knowledge through a variety of internal and external training and resources

  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required


  • Minimum 4 years of relevant project management and staff supervisory experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Thorough understanding of client requirements and preferred methods of business

  • Understanding and fluency in administrative, accounting, and management systems, with a demonstrated ability to mentor staff in these areas

  • Experience writing proposal or report sections of at least 10 pages

  • Demonstrated leadership on a project management team

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Willingness to work overseas for up to 4 to 8 weeks per year

  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team

  • Experience living or working in developing countries

  • Language proficiency in geographic area preferred

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by July 22, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and 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.

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Senior New Business Manager, Asia

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