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KBR: Business Development Assistant


This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted August 19, 2021.

Synopsis:The BD Assistant position combines a need for clear and compelling writing, strategic thinking, and project management skills.

This is a key position responsible for coordinating development and completion of content for sales publications, as well as contributing original written content.

Position responsibilities include fulfilling multiple roles in the opportunity lifecycle including proposal coordinator, volume lead, and writer.

We are looking for an integral team player who works collaboratively with others, and who can also work independently, coordinate projects, develop and learn new skills, and maintain communication with various stakeholders while working on multiple simultaneous projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:The primary responsibilities encompass pursuit management activities, sales material development and finalization, knowledge management, and research and analysis.

This in an entry-level position, with growth potential, for an individual with the qualifications and skills (see below) to join the Business Development organization.

The successful candidate will be trained on the job to develop the skills to comprehensively accomplish the following duties and responsibilities:Assist in the development of win, proposal, and pricing strategies as a member of the pursuit team.Support assessment of client’s issues, requirements, and corporate competitive position.

Support development of value propositions, discriminators, and solutions.Assist in efforts to plan, document, and manage pursuits including identification of resources needed and briefing leadership in the review process.Participate in interaction with clients, analyze information, and formally document outcomes.Write, edit, and produce content that showcases KBR capabilities, expertise, and successes.

Writing assignments may include white papers, management plans, technical content, past performance and corporate experience, executive summaries, staffing plans, resumes, and other sales documents for existing or new business pursuits.Support and create strategies to gather and develop content, such as project plans, storyboards, and outlines, to include identification of information sourcesConduct interviews and work with stakeholders (e.G., Subject Matter Experts) to develop and write clear, concise, and compliant content.Participate as proposal team member and assist with the coordination of schedule, functions, and materials necessary to produce multi-volume proposalsProduce clear, organized written documents, tables, and diagrams in accordance with requirementsSupport color reviews (e.G., Pink, Red, Gold Teams) to review content including arrangement of pursuit and proposal review logistical support.Manage or support the proposal finalization process, depending on pursuit team role.

As manager, serves as focal point to expedite production cycles and adherence to time sensitive schedules.Verify template(s) and formatting comply with client directions and KBR standards.Support the development and maintenance for a variety of business development initiatives, such as the Proposal Archive and Past Performance Database.Proof and edit text and graphics for compliance, content, and proper grammar.Research subjects and materials as needed to communicate accurately (e.G., to develop appropriate questions to conduct interviews)Provide proposal software functional assistance and training to team members during proposal development activities.Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:Bachelor’s in technical, business administration, English, or related field and 5+ years of experience.Must be a U.S.

Citizen Skills Requirements:Strong work ethic with the willingness to work overtime on short notice.Project management skills in team facilitation.Excellent communication/presentation skills including persuasive writing skills to craft a clear story.Strong editorial skills and knowledge about publishing techniques.Must be willing to learn new skills including proposal management and development, project management, software support, writing and editing in accordance with corporate style guide, and desktop publishing.Superior organization and follow-through skills.Strong interpersonal skills and analytical ability.Strong business acumen skills.Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities and assignments.Ability to lead and work together as a team, either in a support role or as a project leader.Ability to translate objectives into a schedule and series of activities to meet the requirementsProficiency and familiarity with Microsoft products including Office, Excel, PowerPoint SharePoint, as well as Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.Frequent travel may be required.

Potential for remote work exists.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40 Basic Compensation:Pay range: $43,900 $65,900 The offered rate will be based on the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities and/or experience and in consideration of internal parity.

Additional Compensation:KBR may offer bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation to certain job titles or levels, per internal policy or contractual designation.

Additional compensation may be in the form of sign on bonus, relocation benefits, short term incentives, long term incentives, or discretionary payments for exceptional performance.

Benefits:KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD& D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule.

We support career advancement through professional training and development.

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