Harris Corporation Business Development Manager in Palm Bay, Florida

Business Development Manager 8/1/18--Business DevelopmentUSA - FL - Palm Bay




Job ID: SIS20180108-26344


Job Title: Business Development Manager

Job Location: Melbourne, FL

Job Code: SIS20180108-26344

Job Description:

Do you have what it takes to change the world and drive new business growth for a top 10 Aerospace Company? Are you driven by competition and winning in a highly competitive marketplace?

Help revolutionize the future of space based remote sensing by joining Harris. We are looking for high performing individuals who will design, develop, deploy, and sustain systems that provide actionable intelligence to protect our nation.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work effectively with senior business development leadership as well as program, technical and functional entities for the purpose of developing business strategy, identifying and qualifying new business opportunities and interfacing with customers to close on contract orders to meet annual operating plan and strategic growth plan. This position will be supporting the Environmental Solutions Business Unit of Space and Intelligence Systems Segment.

As part of the business development team and in partnership with Segment and business unit leadership, the successful candidate will:

  • Win new business with Government and commercial prospects

  • Ensure execution of comprehensive financial analysis, capture strategy, competitive assessments, business case, and price-to-win related to closing new business

  • Lead and drive opportunity identification, qualification, shaping and positioning for DoD and/or Federal Agencies programs, across multiple customer organizations, through identification of unmet mission needs

  • Mature account and contact plans for major clients

  • Recommend strategies and approaches for differentiation based on market understanding

  • Develop a roadmap of pursuits mapped to customer needs to support strategic planning

  • Develop strategic partnerships with other organizations in the private/public sector to improve winning probability and enable business growth

  • Promote and foster continued business development opportunities with existing customers

  • Expand and grow business base by developing new customer relationships

  • Establish close working relationships with Business Unit leadership

  • Effectively communicate status of activities above to executive leadership

Technology Understanding

  • Translate technical understanding of products and technology for purposes of customer communication and engagement.

  • Understand and influence the strategies of the Business Unit relative to customer mission needs

  • Influence the internal R&D investment, and look for synergies between R&Ds to maximize results while minimizing investments

Business Acumen

  • Create and foster a commercial business acumen culture which embraces a strategic, proactive approach in supporting business area leaders with identifying, actively pursuing and closing new business

Change Agent

  • Act as a change agent for the business, ensuring innovations and developments are led to successful implementation

Business Rhythm

  • Support the day-to-day business rhythm and reporting

  • Estimate and manage discretionary budgets and participate in strategic fund planning for internal research and development.

  • Execute campaign strategies relative to business capture planning,

  • Lead / support business acquisition process milestone/gate reviews; to include opportunity identification, qualification, pursuit, pre-proposal, and proposal processes

  • Lead participation in forums/conferences to further position Harris as a thought leader for solutions relevant to Satellite Ground Systems and RF Communications

  • Represent Harris Corporation at customer meetings, Industry-related meetings and conferences


  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance preferred

  • 5 years' experience developing new business opportunities within DOD and/or Civil Federal Agencies (NOAA and NASA preferred)

  • 5 years of experience leading capture and proposals

  • 3 years of experience with RF Communications, Cellular Protocols, RF spectrum management

  • Experience with Satellite Ground Systems architecture

  • Disciplined, self-starting professional who can bring projects to closure with minimum direction, guidance and oversight

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office tools

  • Engineering Background on RF Communications, Electrical Engineering, or aerospace are ideal.

  • Experience leading capture teams

  • Ability to lead and develop relationships with geographically dispersed people

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

  • Demonstrated ability in competitive analysis, customer analysis, win strategy development, proposal and color team leadership and price-to win analysis.

  • Independently under limited supervision

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Security Clearance:

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

Job Profile Matching Criteria:

Expertise--Business Development

LocationUSA - FL - Palm Bay