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TacJobs – Senior Business Development Manager at Optics 1

Optics 1 is a provider of electro-optical and geo-positioning systems, specializing in hand-held and vehicle mounted systems.  Optics 1 has a world-class line of products with expanding research, development, manufacturing and service capabilities in the United States.

The Business Development Manager is responsible for business development and sales growth in the military and government segment with primary focus on promoting and selling innovative solutions for military critical needs and fully integrated multi-function day night & thermal, and orientation products.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to:

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

• Responsible for Business Development of Optics 1 products and capabilities to the US Army and USMC.

• Identify and understand current operational missions, gaps, and roadmaps within the US Army and USMC.

• Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of customer program requirements, current and future opportunities, organizational structure and key decision-makers in the US Army and USMC.

• Lead capture pursuits; understand price to win and competitive analysis to increase win probability.

• Prepare and conduct senior level presentations and demonstrations to PEO’s, PM’s and senior military staff.

• Sell fully integrated, multi-function day-night observation and targeting systems, night vision products, rangefinders and inertial navigation solutions.

• Knowledgeable of market and industry trends, competitors, and leading customer strategies.

• Provide strategic roadmaps that match and enhance Optics 1 product portfolio.

• Articulate product needs to product development and executive staff as required.

• Achieve targeted sales growth goals.

• Be a subject matter expert of all Optics 1 solutions.

• Understand and clearly articulate Optics 1 value proposition.


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• Proven work and or industry experience within the military community, specifically acquisition offices for the US Army at Ft Belvoir and USMC at Quantico

• Thorough understanding and familiarity of military acquisition processes

• Visionary Leadership – Display passion and optimism.  Inspire, respect, trust and mobilize others to fulfill the vision.  Provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

• Strategic Thinking – Develop strategies to achieve organizational goals and understand organization’s strengths and weaknesses.  Analyze market and competition and identify external threats and opportunities.  Adapt strategy to changing conditions.

• Motivation – Set and achieve challenging goals.  Demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles.  Measure self against standard of excellence.

• A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the electro-optics business area with a strong background in  marketing and selling to the US Army and USMC

• Proven track record in making and meeting forecasts.  

• Prior military service

• Requires U.S. Citizenship


• Experience working in an ITAR environment


• Technical B.S. degree is desired but can be substituted with proven skills in marketing and selling technical products in the past.


• Fluency in the English Language is required.  

• Knowledge of French and / or German Language a “plus”.


• Understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Project and Excel.


• Up to 50% travel required


• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.


• While performing the aforementioned job duties, the employee mainly works in a professional office setting that is relatively quiet and has temperature control systems.

• This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.

• Some work will require demonstrating products in an outdoor environment.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive of every job function, duty and responsibility. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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