Persistent Systems

Vice President of Business Development, Army

Job Location US-MD-Aberdeen

Job Description & Responsibilities

Persistent Systems is looking for a Vice President of Business Development, Army to join our team.  This person will be responsible for identifying and executing capture strategies to grow Persistent Systems’ market share in the U.S. Army market segment. You will also be responsible for shaping requirements, managing, and building high revenue accounts, and assisting with programmatic measures to ensure that customers receive the best products and services available for their needs. Additionally, you will be tasked with creating and implementing strategies to lead the U.S. Army Team that will expand Persistent System’s customer base on a global scale. 


Position Responsibilities 

  • Develop capture strategy to increase customer base and associated revenue in the Army market segment 
  • Identify and shape requirements for various Programs related to the U.S. Army mission and associated facilities 
  • Identifying potential new customers; and programs 
  • Manage and develop existing Government and integration partners 
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage various company resources for program development and capture 
  • Collaborating with Bid and Proposal Teams to pursue a unified business development strategy 
  • Support bid/no bid and business case justification for company resource support. 
  • Build partnerships with OEM’, defense contractors and prime integrators related to the U.S. Army market segment 
  • Managing key accounts and programs to maximize and grow future business 
  • Creating business proposals, handling initial negotiations, and leading the capture of business 
  • Identifying industry and Test and Evaluation events that will provide opportunities and shape requirements  
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for large groups of internal and external stakeholders 
  • Work collaboratively across the team/company to ensure efficient communications us of company resource 

Job Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field or equivalent experience 
  • At least 10 years of Sales/Business Development experience with commercial and/or government customers related to U.S. Army programs and associated industry 
  • Ability to network and build strong customer relationships across different aspects of the market segment including both Government and Defense Contractors 
  • Experience in a senior-level sales role working with customers in the defense industry with ability to support C-Suite level conversations and presentations 
  • Demonstrated experience building winning Bid and Proposal strategies and Teams 
  • Ability to coordinate and utilize various support functions including Sales Engineers and Program Managers 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) and IP network theory 
  • Knowledge of systems and sensors related to U.S. Army Programs 
  • Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time 
  • Must have a United States Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a United States Security Clearance 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in business or a related field 
  • DAWIA certifications from DAU 
  • Strong understanding of requirements shaping and acquisition/procurement process within the U.S. Army with specific focus on Army C5ISR and Network CFT 
  • Prior experience interfacing with Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) 
  • 10+ years of experience in Sales/Business Development with a demonstrated track record of revenue growth  


The total compensation for this role can vary from $200,000 to $240,000 a year based on individual qualifications. Eligible for sales incentive compensation plan. Persistent Systems, LLC offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid time off (sick time and vacation time); flexible spending accounts; 401(k) plan with company match; fitness membership reimbursement; tuition assistance; mental health benefits; and pet discounts.

Company Overview

Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting-edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.


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