Business Development Information Specialist (Remote)

Rockville , MD
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Administrative, Sales
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 is seeking a Business Development Information Specialist to work with our Business Development Information Services team.  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. 
•     At least 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,, 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.

Other Required Qualifications:
•     Demonstrated communication skills. 
•     Customer focused. 
•     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. Subject to plan requirements, 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.