Director, Business Development - Healthcare at Coforma

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Coforma is looking for a strong Director, Business Development - Healthcare to join our growing Business Development team. 

The Director, Business Development - Healthcare will report to the VP of Business Development and will be responsible for developing Coforma’s growth strategy within the healthcare portfolio/focus area.  You will build relationships and understanding within and across project teams, partners, and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate for this role is a self-starter who’s passionate about healthcare and has experience with business development lifecycles, proposal management, and building strategic relationships with both senior stakeholders and business partners. As part of our growing business development team, you’ll play a key role in educating our teams and stakeholders, facilitating aligned opportunities, and selling diverse services that positively impact people’s access to government services through research, engineering, design, product, and overall technical strategy. Your expertise in aligning stakeholders, seeing proposals through to successful awards, and operating in a fast-paced environment will launch your success at Coforma.

$148,000—$163,000 Base Salary + Benefits + Growth Potential
Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience.

The job posting for this role will close by January 20, 2023 (please expect some delay around the holidays.)
We're intending for this role to start on or before February 6, 2023.


In this role, you’ll be responsible for executing the overall business strategy and account planning to support Coforma’s strategic business development goals within our healthcare focus area.  Working in partnership with Coforma’s Account Director, Healthcare, you’ll co-develop customer insights and map the healthcare ecosystem of customer needs in the federal, state, commercial, and non-profit sectors.

Business Development & Growth:

    • Planning, coordinating, directing, and executing all business development related activities associated with the relevant Coforma business focus areas to include customer engagements, proposal development, competitive assessments, capture strategy development and execution, budget/pricing creation, conferences, and local events
    • Proactively present new ideas and lead business planning efforts with clients to strengthen and promote long-term relationships.
    • Create and grow mutually profitable client relationships.
    • Develops and regularly updates formal Lead & Opportunity pursuit review in accordance with Coforma Opportunity Decision Making Framework (ODMF), Pipedrive, or other Coforma BD resource systems.
    • Support the full lifecycle of Business and Proposal management until opportunity award
    • Develops sustained, deep relationships with influencers within, and outside, the customer organization and uses those relationships and acquired insight to strengthen Coforma’s position for targeted pursuits within their focus areas.
    • Analyzes opportunities to provide Coforma leadership with various options and the best strategy to secure opportunity wins
    • Works closely with various stakeholders throughout the company including Client/Customer Management Teams, Coforma PMO, finance, Delivery teams, and SME’s.
    • Identifies and secures potential teaming partners (OEM’s, Primes, Subcontractors, etc.) with a clear understanding of their complementary and strategic value to Coforma’s focus areas.
    • Identifies trends in customer purchasing patterns and enacts specific plans to help BD Team capture a greater share of business
    • Maintains a broad understanding and application of Coforma’s capabilities and their importance to our customers

Bid and Proposal Support:

    • Functioning as a member of the Proposal Team, assisting with Blue Team strategy & presentation deck development, proposal kick-off & presentation, proposal review color teams, oral presentations.
    • Participates as a subject matter expert throughout the BD/Proposal process
    • Oversee the assembly and interrogation of briefs and briefing materials to support proposal development and submission to Task Orders, RFIs, and RFPs.
    • Coordinates with appropriate resources to execute necessary legal and financial agreements, such as NDA’s and Teaming Agreements prior to RFP release
    • Identifies key contract opportunities and maintains a 2-year strategic pipeline

Supporting the Project Transition Team with:

    • Assists Coforma’s Program Management Office (PMO) team with contract/project kick-off as required and Client/Customer Management team education as required
    • Assist with customer/stakeholder and project knowledge transfer
    • Assist the PMO Team with project kick-off activities (as needed)
    • Assist contracts / legal team with contract/task order negotiations (as needed)
    • Assist contracts / legal team with contract/task order negotiations (as needed)
    • Assist with the initial stakeholder (COR / Product Owner) meetings

About You

    • You have these attributes: grit, resilience, determined, responsible, ambitious, social, smart, curious, fun, and passionate.
    • You are a collaborative, cooperative, and strategic thinker that leads by example.
    • You have a clear history of building excellent client relationships and having grown business profitably.
    • You have delivered innovative digital services / digital experience programs.
    • You have a wide appreciation of the digital services landscape and have a good understanding of human-centered design and product development methodologies.
    • You have a passion for improving government, commercial, and non-profit services for citizens and can bring ideas that innovate and reframe end-user expectations.
    • You have a desire to actively support the overall culture of the agency.
    • You have the ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
    • Excellent client relationship skills at management levels.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with a proven ability to tailor verbal and written communication to a diverse range of stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills, including delegation, mentoring, and team development.
    • Proven ability to influence and negotiate effectively at the senior management.
    • Exceptional focus on delivering desired client outcomes.
    • Exceptional focus on quality of output.
    • Extremely sharp eye for detail.

Preferred Experience

    • Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
    • Government contracting experience
    • Demonstrated BD experience in the digital services and experience design, specifically websites, mobile applications, digital experiences, and product development.
    • Demonstrated digital marketing skills with a strong understanding of human-centered design, agile software development, and product development.
    • Proven experience managing large client assignments with multiple senior stakeholders and large delivery teams.
    • Strong commercial skills and business acumen.

Coforma Focus Area - Healthcare

    • US Federal Health Departments such as HHS, CMS, IHS or similar commercial experience within health / hospital networks is required.
    • Experience and/or interest in working within Government / Federal Health / US Digital Service / 18F.
    • Proven track record of successful business development and sales within Federal, Commercial, or non-profit healthcare space.
    • Experience with Federal Healthcare and Medical IT procurement lifecycle, acquisition strategy, and forecasting.
    • Understand how federal, commercial or non-profit organizations procure, manage and source funding/budgets.
    • Understanding of federal, commercial and non-profit procurement process
    • Experience with identifying, qualifying, and pursuing business development opportunities supporting healthcare pursuits.
    • Will partner with Coforma C-Suite to strategize and drive Healthcare related BD initiatives
    • Solid understanding and knowledge of federal contract vehicles and acquisition strategies such as: GSA MAS/FSS, GWAC’s, IDIQ’s, set-aside, sole-source, multiple-award, etc.
    • Knowledge of SBA small business concern, size classifications, NAICS Codes, and
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct market and industry research analyses
    • Proven experience in pursuing and winning new and follow-on federal business, including building and leveraging relationships, developing effective teaming and win strategies.

We Don’t Care About

    • Whether or not you have a degree of any kind
    • Whether your educational major, if you had one, is related to this role
    • Whether or not you have worked at a well-recognized company
    • Whether you’re sure that you check every box (that’s called imposter syndrome, friend — apply and we'll discuss it together)

We Care About

    • Your passions, professional or otherwise
    • Your well-informed opinions about technology, teams, and processes
    • You
We're Coforma

The stress of job searching can make you wonder if you’re enough. Studies have even shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs when they don’t meet every qualification. We believe that you ARE enough, and that it’s okay not to meet every requirement. We’re building a culture that’s authentic, inclusive, and diverse. If you’re excited to work with us but not sure you check every box, apply anyway! You may be just right for this or another role.

About Us
We use creativity to get results for clients and the communities they serve.

We’ve honed a modern, agile, user-centered approach that elevates human needs through thoughtfully-designed systems and products.

From connecting families in crisis at the US border to improving the way governments consume COVID-19 mobility data through a more accessible and user-friendly tool, we’re dedicated to improving people’s lives through thoughtful technology products and services. Together. Our cross-functional team works closely with each other and with our government, nonprofit, and commercial partners to research, design, and build better products and services.

Coforma employs over 90 talented creators. Our leadership has decades of experience in improving government digital services from a civic service mindset, and a strong record of developing innovative technology solutions for government, enterprise, and nonprofits.

We thoughtfully integrate design into product development. We are experts in leading the design and development of products to meet business goals, build alignment, and deliver value through technically feasible and iterative design activities.

Business objectives and human beings are at the center of our work. We work very closely and collaboratively with our partners, from solicitation through to delivery, to ensure that the solution provides a high level of value to the business. Accessibility is never overlooked in our work, and our iterative approach validates the utility and delight of the final product.

Equal Opportunity & Inclusive Workplace
Coforma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. As a federal government contractor, all employees of Coforma are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. Background checks and other security clearances may be required for some roles as it relates to the nature of our client work.

Our team and our office aims to be an accessible and hospitable place to work. We welcome applicants, contractors, and employees who are committed to improving our culture and practices.

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