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OCT Consulting LLC

McLean, VA

Business Development Associate

LocationMcLean, Virginia 22101
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-01-20
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Valid Through2023-12-12

Job Description:

OCT Consulting, LLC is a small business management and technology consulting firm that provides support to Federal Government clients. We provide consulting services in the areas of Strategy, Process Improvement, Change Management, Program and Project Management, Acquisition/Procurement, and Information Technology.

Our Business Development (BD) team is united around one mission: growing OCT. Our mandate is to retain and expand existing client work, capture new opportunities, and actively take work from our competitors. We accomplish this by creating processes to support effective BD activities, providing best-in-class proposal and BD services, and inspiring our teammates to win.

The ideal candidate is an energetic and motivated team player who will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and wants to directly impact the growth and success of our organization. By supporting growth, you further OCT’s mission to deliver value to our clients through a collaborative partnership combined with outstanding service to help achieve enduring results.

How do we drive this mission?

Our BD team comprises a wide range of Business Development experts who specialize in capture strategy and proposal development; market research; storyboarding; price-to-win; and more. Through a suite of services, tools, and programs we develop strategies to pursue and win work. To accomplish our business growth goals, we need people who thrive in a fast paced, team oriented and results driven work environment.

What makes OCT and our BD team unique?

OCT was founded on the balanced business principles of structure with agility; innovation with purpose; and effort with value. We have created a collaborative, fulfilling, inspiring, and transparent environment that values diverse perspectives. We continually challenge ourselves to find new and better ways to do what we do, looking outward to build on industry best practices and emerging tools while creating space for all ideas. Join our team. Bring your ideas to our important work.

Your Role on the Team

The Corporate Associate primarily supports proposal efforts through administrative- and research-related duties. The corporate associate provides hands-on support to the proposal team throughout the proposal process to include supporting meetings, coordinating/writing sections, coordinating graphics and desktop publishing functions, and anything else required to create a compliant, winning proposal. Proposal efforts can be a cyclical demand. On occasion, the Corporate Associate may also support other corporate functions. A key requirement of this position is to possess a desire to learn and take on new responsibilities.

Your Responsibilities

  • Perform various capture and proposal services, such as analyzing solicitations, determining proposal requirements, developing the response strategy, and submitting a compliant, responsive proposal along with writing, tailoring, and editing content.

  • Gather relevant resumes and project descriptions from across the organization in a timely manner and modify them per proposal requirements and approved templates

  • Participate in resume reviews with project managers to ensure they highlight relevant information, showcase required experience, and are compliant to solicitation requirements

  • Contribute to other proposal sections as needed, including writing non-technical sections or contributing to qualifications statements

  • Take meeting notes and monitor action item follow through

  • Perform the regular upkeep of online proposal portals and proposal team working sites

  • Assist as needed with the submission of required proposal forms

  • May develop compliance matrices and support color team reviews, and coordinate production

  • Work to continually assess and improve processes and techniques

  • Provide excellent customer service, communicate effectively with internal clients and external business partners, and meet project deadlines

  • Maintain courteous, professional, and effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with specialization in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field

  • 1+ year experience in a professional setting, and experience with writing or editing, required

  • 1+ year of experience with professional writing and/or proposal preparation and production

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment with a collaborative and productive work style

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills

  • Excellent critical thinking, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work quickly, accurately, and collaboratively to meet deadlines

  • Highly responsive and able to identify and address high-priority tasks

  • Competitive, energetic, and motivated to exceed personal and established goals

  • Strong proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Positive attitude, even when under pressure

  • Customer service orientation

  • Ability to work to meet deadlines (nights, weekends, and holidays, at times)

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as teaming partner

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information



The position includes competitive compensation and a full suite of benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • Retirement savings 401K plan provided by an industry leading provider with 3% employer contributions.

  • Paid Time Off

  • Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term disability benefits

  • Training Benefits

  • Salary: $55-65,000/year based on experience, education, etc.

About OCT Consulting

OCT Consulting LLC is a certified SBA 8(a), minority owned, small, disadvantaged business providing professional services and Information technology solutions to the federal government and commercial clients. Founded in 2013, we bring the advantage of agility in operations along with a management team with a track record of leading successful engagements at major federal government agencies.

OCT is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. OCT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

Job ID: 3280013202081314925

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