What you’ll be doing...

The Director of Business Development (BD) will lead a team of leaders and business development professionals responsible for driving significant growth in Public Sector’s largest opportunity accounts in a cost-effective manner.

The Director (player/coach) will lead their team to:

- Top Account Relationship Management

  • Adviseto senior client stakeholders, co-creating connectivity, security, and IT strategy with CIO/CTO of Top Accounts

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders at Top Accounts (e.g., CIO)

  • Lead Public Sector’s top 100 to 150 ranked accounts overall business relationship and other nominated strategic engagements

  • Develop and execute an overall client business plan to achieve Public Sector’s client objectives and nurturing senior executive and board level relationships as required for plan delivery

  • Build trust and credibility at all levels within the client organization and internally within Public Sector and, thereby, identify business client priorities and ensure Public Sector has a key role in achieving them; responsible for shaping and driving all opportunities to a successful conclusion

- Opportunity Identification and Qualification

  • Develop strategies to drive upsell and cross-sell revenue in a top account, by identifying, qualifying, and managing execution of new growth opportunities

  • Develop a deep understanding of existing technology infrastructure and customer needs and challenges

  • Assess feasibility of addressing different needs given available suite of products and identify and prioritize opportunities for account growth

- Top Account Strategy

  • Lead identified opportunities through qualification process; develop business cases for high-priority opportunities

  • Liaise with Top Account, Finance, and Sales teams to influence bid parameters of opportunities and determine relative ROI of bid

- Contract & Bid Management Support

  • Participate in cross-functional review sessions of proposal (e.g., technical fit, compliance, value proposition) to ensure competitiveness of bid within broader account strategy

  • Co-create contract vehicle strategy for relevant agency with capture and contracts/proposals team

  • Develop 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year account plans for a Top Account, keeping in mind Verizon’s changing product suite and market landscape

  • Lead the development of relevant market research, customer segmentation, and competitive analysis to inform sales strategies

  • Orchestrate and coach internal sales and solutions teams in implementing strategy

    What we’re looking for...

    • Bachelor’s degree and/or 10+ years of relevant work experience

    • 8+ years in business development and/or capture roles in the technology industry

    • 5+ years of direct supervisory experience

    • Ideally science/engineering/commercial degree qualified

    • Demonstrable experience in achieving results in a complex, distributed organization and of providing complex, multi-departmental, IT, or Telecom services to government clients

    • Experience leading major IT transformation efforts involving organization and process re-design

    • Experience managing and influencing client relationships at the senior executive level

    • Knowledge of various forms of technology – intermediate to advanced user of MS applications, Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, and internal application

    When you join Verizon

    Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

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