Director of Business Development in Chicago, IL at Centuri Construction Group

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

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Job Description


Join the leader in underground pipeline construction and get yourself a solid career with solid pay! Take the first step on your path to career advancement; Join Us - we’ve got work for the next 100 years!

Our Director of Business Development will focus on marketing and relationship building with the community and our Natural Gas Utility customers in the designated region.

*Frequent travel will be required

  • Excellent benefit package including Health Insurance as low as .23 cents per week
  • Employer Health Saving Acct. contribution up to $1,600.00 per year
  • Company 401(k) match: dollar for dollar on first 3% and $.50 on the dollar for the next 4%
  • Dental and Vision as low as $5.45 per week
  • 9 company paid holidays plus accrue PTO/Vacation time
  • Serve as a key liaison for customer support, market share growth, and developing relationships with conquest customers
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers (operations, executive, supply chain) within the client organization
  • Research and build relationships with new clients and attends bid meetings
  • Work with internal multifunctional team (operations, business development, finance, legal, etc.) to develop proposals that address the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives
  • Present new products and services that enhance existing client relationships
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external business reviews
  • Attend industry functions, association events, and conferences 
  • Provide feedback and information on market trends to mid and senior level management to develop new services, products, and distribution channels
  • Identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators 
  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM solution and other sales management systems
  • Work with the corporate business development team to ensure prerequisites, RFI, RFP, etc. (such as pre-qualification or getting on a vendor list) are fulfilled within a timely manner
  • Other duties as requested by leadership
Education, Skills, Experience Needed
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • 15 years of demonstrated experience in the natural gas utilities field
  • Extensive knowledge of the natural gas pipeline industry
  • Collaborative, self-starter with industry relationships
  • Ability and willingness to travel more than 50% of the time
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Interpersonal skill to negotiate key business strategies or significant agreements favorable to the Company, reconciling differences to arrive at acceptable solutions
  • Ability to assist with developing annual business plan for division or organizational unit to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Ability to assist with developing and administering an expense budget for the division
  • Ability to persuade others to a course of action by instructing, convincing, or influencing through professional guidance using logic and example
  • Ability to assist with planning and scheduling activities over a year or longer, including regular review and coordination of activities required for implementation  
  • Ability to accomplish departmental, divisional, and organizational goals when information is vague and details are absent or difficult to obtain
  • Ability to solve unique problems and develop methods, systems, policies or services that have a significant impact on company objectives
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
Working Environment
  • Work is performed in an office and field environment
  • Flexibility to work various schedules and stay late when necessary with little or no notice
  • Must be able to read documents, use a computer, communicate verbally and in writing
  • Mobility required within an office, warehouse and construction site environments
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds
  • Pass pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug screens
  • Provide valid US work authorization documents for E-Verify
  • Satisfactory results of pre-employment background check results
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

This job description is subject to change at any time. It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Centuri and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Centuri will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago


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