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Business Development Manager  


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

The Columbia Group is seeking a Business Development Manager (BDM) for our NAVSEA programs. Reporting directly to the company Chief Operating Officer (COO), provides expertise in building business with NAVSEA, particularly under the SeaPort NxG contract vehicle.

The NAVSEA Business Development Manager will identify new business opportunities and work with the COO and divisional leaders develop and implement capture planning. The BDM may from time-to-time act as proposal manager.

The position may be located in Fairfax, VA, Washington, DC or Alexandria, VA. We expect weekly travel to one or more of the other locations once the current restrictions on in-person meetings are lifted. The successful candidate will also travel to visit customers, potential customers, and potential team partners. We expect travel outside the DC Metropolitan Area approximately once per quarter. This frequency could increase as the company grown.


  • Assess bid qualification, perform capture planning, be a primary POC for customer engagement, analyze bid strategy, and assist in proposal management.
  • Coordinate meetings with customers, competitors, clients, and teammates to develop market insight on requirements, acquisition strategy, acquisition timing, and contract vehicle choices.
  • Participate in business planning activities, to include periodic pipeline reviews, opportunity gate reviews, black hat sessions, win theme and discriminator workshops, and proposal reviews.
  • Manage proposals.
  • Support recruiting of personnel to fill open positions on new and exsiting contracts.
  • Collaborate with other business development personnel, line managers, and project managers to support cross enterprise objectives and customer engagement.
  • Generate and deliver new business.


Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of prior relevant experience.
  • The candidate must demonstrate prior experience in leading new business capture for contracts in excess of $25M.
  • Experience with the SeaPort contract vehicle is strongly preferred.
  • Candidate must also demonstrate the exercise sound judgment in business development within broadly defined practices and policies; regularly interact with all levels of management, corporate staff, and customers; and display a high degree of tact and diplomacy.
  • Characteristics necessary for success include business vision; disciplined strategic thinking; analytical presentation and problem solving skills; the ability to gain internal support; and the ability to establish and maintain a solid working relationship with technical staff, managers, and peers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Business Development Manager  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number BUS-20-00005  
Location Fairfax, VA  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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