Director, Business Development

Location: Houston, TX

Department: Sales and Business Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Company Overview

Day in and day out, OUR CLIENT provides safe, reliable, and environmentally sound water services to over 7.5 million people in North America. Their full range of solutions include clean drinking water, wastewater management.

Job Summary

Achieves the profitable growth objectives set by the SVP of Business Development by developing and closing sustainable contracts and acquisitions while respecting the goals and values of the company.

Qualifications and Skills 

  • Excellent marketing and client relations skills.
  • Thorough understanding of sales process and strategy.

  • Excellent ability to express himself/herself orally and in writing. Can articulate complex utility issues to non-technical or legal clients.

  • Ability to originate ideas, comprehend complex concepts and go beyond traditional thinking.

  • Understands business development, possesses ability to synthesize diverse, even contradictory, pieces of information into an integrated picture.

  • Ability to process technical, legal and financial information to arrive at an attractive business proposition.

  • Understands politics, related businesses, and can apply best practices from the same.

  • Professional poise and excellent presentation skills.

  • Team Player.

  • Self-reliant and able to adapt to change.

  • Accepts responsibility and accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a pipeline of business opportunities by evaluating and identifying business leads and targets within the Texas region.
  • Business opportunities for this region include the company's business model as well as acquisitions of mid-sized utilities and management and operational services that can be provided from nearby operations (ex. customer service, wholesale water, etc.).
  • Promote the company's expertise using our portfolio of businesses to expand our footprint by adding services and customers.
  • Create these opportunities by visiting clients, identifying their needs and developing the company's value proposition.
  • Work closely with senior members of the Corporate Development team as well as senior persons from operating segments, legal, communications, HR and other departments to develop differentiated value proposition.
  • Organizes due diligence team to prepare preliminary and final offer.
  • Presents these opportunities to the Corporate Development team as well the Segment and Corporate Committees to obtain their approvals to submit the offer.
  • Make these offers to clients. Work to execute and close the contract as well as to obtain any necessary external approvals.
  • Continually improves the business development processes within the Company to better identify specific client needs.
  • Ensures the compliance of business development practices with the directives of the company. 
  • Assist other Business Development directors to secure opportunities in their regions, if the need arises.
  • Alert Corporate Development management in the case of extraordinary events, new risks, opportunities and requirements.
  • Use the synergies of the Group to increase our profitability and capital performance.
  • Promotes the image of OUR CLIENT.



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