Strategy and Business Development Manager at General Dynamics Mission Systems (Baltimore, MD)

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Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a
minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

Department of Defense TOP SECRET security clearance with SCI eligibility is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship and a counterintelligence and/or full-scope polygraph is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems is looking for a talented Strategy and Business Development Manager to support our Cyber Systems line of business. The incumbent would be joining a top performing team and should possess a strong business acumen and desire to be forward leaning in identifying and pursuing new opportunities across various Cyber Systems business areas, to include Platform Security and Programs, Secure Voice and Network Encryption, and Space & Avionics.

The incumbent will primarily work with the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, MD, to develop and execute Cyber Systems strategies and priorities by identifying and opening new paths to market and expanding current Cyber Systems initiatives and relationships within the agency. Duties would also include: identifying and shaping capture/new business opportunities within the Department of Defense and other national security departments and agencies, perform review & analysis of customer budgets and acquisition plans, own and maintain responsibility for new business funnel, participate in and foster discussions with government personnel to understand and shape acquisition strategies, and think outside of the box in ways that will move our business into new frontiers.

The incumbent will report to the Director of Strategy and Business Development and work with program managers to ensure clear communications with our customers, will attend program reviews to ensure that program progress supports the operational requirements within the limitations of the contracts, and will help bring forward ideas to customers for their consideration. The incumbent may be asked to take the role of capture manager on key opportunities and develop a complete capture strategy and execute captures as part of the business growth strategy.

Position would be located in the National Capital Region (NCR) and would likely requires significant travel to customer sites and other GDMS locations (>50%).

  • Identifies and manages business development opportunities for Cyber Systems products and services to the NSA and other government agencies or private firms doing government business
  • Maintains key business development contacts with current and potential NSA and DoD customers
  • Evaluates and manages new business opportunities, initiatives, partnerships, alliances and/or joint ventures
  • Oversees market analysis, monitors competitive activity, and identifies customer needs
  • Serves as capture manager for assigned opportunities
  • Defines vision, strategies, and tactics for assigned business development opportunities
  • Assists in the formulation of advertising campaigns and approves publicity releases and promotional activities
  • Advises higher management on status or action required in connection with existing and potential business development opportunities
  • Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements
  • May have budget responsibilities
  • Provides leadership in the planning, designing, due diligence, and implementing of strategic business objectives
  • Directs the development of short- and long-range objectives and recommends goals to higher management

  • Strong familiarity and understanding of business development and capture
  • Very strong working knowledge of the Cyber Systems mission, products and technologies including current and future application
  • Able to articulate examples of having identified, pursued and won capture efforts in areas related to GDMS business
  • Very strong understanding of NSA mission, personnel, and priorities, to include budgets, customer priorities, mission gaps and market dynamics
  • Maintains a very strong knowledge of government contracting and acquisition practices
  • Able to thrive in a highly interactive team environment
  • Demonstrates very strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with customers and internal counterparts
  • Works well under pressure with the ability to simultaneously deliver on multiple tasks and/or priorities
  • Interacts with internal and external personnel at various levels on significant matters often requiring coordination between organization
  • Represents organization as a prime contact on opportunities or projects
  • Participates and presents at meetings with internal and external representatives
  • Works collaboratively with resources external to the functional or project teams
  • Interprets and follows policies, processes, and procedures for self and project teams
  • Work is performed under general direction
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives
  • Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization
  • Manages the coordination of the activities of a team with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing
  • Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran
More Information on General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Fairfax, VA, Hanover, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, Anapolis Junction, MD, Florham Park, NJ, Pittsfield, MA, Taunton, MA, Dedham, MA, Greensboro, NC, McLeansville, NC, Marion, VA, Orlando, FL, Huntsville, AL, Bloomington, MN, San Antonio, TX, Scottsdale, AZ, El Segundo, CA, San Jose, CA and Quincy, MA. General Dynamics Mission Systems was founded in 1952. It has 8438 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 134 open jobs at General Dynamics Mission Systems, click here.
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