• Vice President - Business Development

    Location US-MD-Silver Spring
    Job ID
    Business Development/Marketing/Sales
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.


    Oversees and supports the Business Development efforts for multiple Operating Groups and guides activities in capture management and sales. Manages staff development, supervision, and allocation of department resources.




    • Develops business plans to ensure alignment with strategic goals of the company while working collaboratively with Operating Group staff
    • Oversees the identification, qualification and pursuit of strategic business opportunities
    • Develops internal cross-organizational relationships and works collaboratively across the enterprise to deliver enterprise-wide results
    • Ensures that capture plans are updated, communicated and on-track for successful implementation
    • Tracks key measurements in sales and business development and ensures Operating Groups have the necessary tools to monitor and track performance
    • Ensures the coordination of cross-organization lead/support and the resolution
    • Provides focus on joint pipeline management and must drive competitor Intel into our capture strategy, PTW, and gate reviews
    • Leads management responsibility for proposal center activities and competitive Intelligence gathering and dissemination
    • Acts as a liaison among senior executives, customers, and teaming partners
    • Develops and maintains business relationships with customers and potential customers



    • 15+ years’ experience driving profitable organic growth for a $100M+ business unit supporting Federal Government clients in the Health Research sector
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline required; Master’s degree preferred
    • Experience in aligning BD investments closely to strategy, account plans, and pipeline‎
    • Demonstrated success developing and implementing organizational, account, and deal strategies
    • Must have demonstrated experience in leading cultural change and transformation efforts
    • Requires the ability to operate with cross-functional resources in a matrix environment.
    • Possesses working knowledge of Federal contracting practices, including experience in all contract types (e.g., FFP, T&M, CP)
    • Demonstrated success in a Capture Management role



    SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


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