Business Development Manager

| Chicago
We are currently looking for a Business Development Manager who has specialized in pursuit and bid work. They will support our sales team and focus on managing and expediting the pursuit process. This role will serve as a leader within a highly motivated, multidisciplinary team to define and present solutions for client and prospective clients. This individual should have a clear understanding of the software development lifecycle and have experience working on client proposals. The best candidate will have a bias for action and bring a positive energy to the team!

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the business development team to scope, size, and solution new opportunities 
  • Understand client requirements, objectives and other activities associated with the pursuit process
  • Manage the overall pursuit process and team to ensure timely deliverables
  • Manage internal and external communications and collaboration with team members
  • Evaluate requirements and gather materials from multidisciplinary teams to help define a shared vision
  • Work with pursuit team members to prepare collateral such as storyboards and presentations
  • Write executive summaries and proposals to support pursuit goals
  • Facilitate pursuit retrospectives to apply learnings to process improvement
  • Facilitate efficient meetings including producing detailed agenda, facilitating discussions, and ensuring action items are identified and followed up on
  • Build strong relationships with team members 
  • Continue expansion and development of new skills, techniques, and tools through continuous learning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in relevant program, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of business development experience focused on bid and proposal work
  • 3+ years of experience working in a consulting and/or agency environment
  • Experience creating client proposals for digital marketing services
  • Experience in public speaking and delivering oral presentations
  • Exposure to a wide variety of management techniques including Scrum, XP, Lean, Agile, Waterfall, and/or PMI/PMBOK
  • Worked with multiple teams simultaneously, consisting of 4 to 8 people
  • Experience in Confluence/JIRA, Google Sheets, and PowerPoint
  • A strong digital DNA with knowledge of concepts such as SEO, SEM, A/B and Multivariate testing, Conversion Optimization, Visual Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture, Mobile (Native and Web)
  • A basic understanding of web technologies, including: networking, hardware, software, and security
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Location

4115 N Ravenswood Ave #101, Chicago, IL 60613
4115 N Ravenswood Ave #101, Chicago, IL 60613

What are HS2 Solutions Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

First-rate salary, “Take What You Need” vacation policy, and competitive bonus incentives • The opportunity to work side-by-side with smart, passionate team members and to be paired with a Mentor and Career Coach to help you reach your personal and professional development goals! • Amazing, holiday parties and frequent team activities, get-togethers, shindigs, and powwows, including an annual Hackathon! • An incomparable benefits package for you and your family, including: 401(k) retirement; fully paid premiums for healthcare, long-term disability, pet insurance, and life insurance; and dental and vision programs • Opportunities to regularly participate in community volunteer events and our charitable contribution program

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