• Federal Business Development Executive

  • Overview

    Excella seeks an experienced business development manager to drive new business in the Federal Civilian market.  As the BD Manager, you will source and pursue leads within one or more of Excella’s growing Federal industries. You will lead the identification and pursuit of new opportunities that will leverage the firm’s existing Information Technology service offerings, concluding with successful award, contract negotiation, and handoff to Excella’s project teams for implementation. 


    Well networked winners…This is the job for you!!


    The most critical skills for your success are:

    • Ability to shape opportunities and project approach to deliver value and impact
    • Excellent communication skills to enable deep engagement with potential customers and internal staff
    • Ability to establish trusted relationships with target client organizations and Executives


    Successfully convert new business which involves:

    • Identifying and qualifying pursuit targets for new work based on corporate/industry direction
    • Creating and executing capture plans, including pursuing purchase vehicles or vendor lists to enable business development
    • Maturing each opportunity to a purchase order or other material artifact within the period of performance


    Additional responsibilities:

    • Follow business development best practices
    • Close new business deals by coordinating requirements; develop and negotiate contracts; integrate contract requirements with business operations
    • Track individual progress and provide weekly reporting against target
    • Represent Excella at industry and community events
    • Develop partner relationships that will assist in developing new business

    Experience with one or more of the following accounts is preferred:

    • Department of Homeland Security
    • Department of Justice
    • Department of State
    • Treasury Department
    • Department of Defense
    • Department of Health and Human Services


    • 5+ years within an IT consulting firm (Management or IT sales role)
    • Experience selling IT solutions to Federal clients
    • Track record (3+ years) in significant new client acquisition and negotiation of client agreements
    • Track record of strong executive relationship development
    • Track record of proposal management/development
    • Proven experience with professional services pricing
    • Strategic relationships with numerous Federal executives (CIO, CTO, CFO, CHCO, SES, GS-15, contracting officers, COTR, etc.
    • Strategic relationships with numerous industry executives (C-Level, EVP, BD professionals, account executives, etc)
    • Strong knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
    • Experience with selling via GWACS, BPAs, IDIQs, etc

    About Excella

    Excella is a technology consulting firm serving federal, commercial and non-profit clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.


    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
    • We cater dinner bi-monthly, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold monthly social events all year long, including a summer getaway for you and your family.

    Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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