Business Development Information Specialist- Remote

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Feb 03, 2023
Function
Administrative, Sales
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary
Westat's Business Development Information Services team contributes to the long-term growth of the company by developing and disseminating information about Westat's market, competitive position, and potential business opportunities. The BDIS Specialist will take an active role in identifying potential business opportunities and tracking them throughout the business development life cycle. This position provides the opportunity to work directly with senior members of Westat's team of research and statistical experts to win new projects that will improve outcomes in the areas of health, education, social policy and transportation.

Job Responsibilities:
• Daily review of business development resources to identify and disseminate new business opportunities
• Monitor and update information related to Westat's active business development pipeline
• Respond to business development-related research requests from Westat client-facing staff
• Assist in projects related to strategic planning, market and competitor research as required

Basic Qualifications:
• Typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• 1-2 years of relevant work experience
• Proficiency with internet research techniques and resources
• Proficiency with MS Office applications, especially MS Excel
• Familiarity with the U.S. Federal government procurement life cycle and processes

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience supporting business development research in the Federal, State and Local government marketplace
• Proficiency with information resources including SAM.gov, Grants.gov, GSA E-Buy, and third-party research services focused on the Federal, State and Local government marketplace
• Understanding of Westat service offerings and functional capabilities
• Customer-focused attitude, highly responsive with exceptional attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications:
• Demonstrated communication skills
• Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
• Organization skills, including time management ability
• Detail oriented

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:

Employee Stock Ownership Plan
401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Parental Leave
Vacation Leave
Sick Leave
Holiday Leave
Professional Development
Health Advocate
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Accident Insurance
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
Life and AD&D Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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