Riverside Research is seeking a senior-level, tech-savvy expert in business development and commercial tech ecosystems to join our team supporting the Defense Innovation Unit. This individual will be entrusted with developing networks of commercial partners for transformative DoD programs related to cutting edge technology in the human systems field and related disciplines. This role is key to maintaining the United States’ national security posture and delivering critical capabilities directly to warfighter. Prior experience working within the commercial sector and knowledge of emerging commercial technologies with focus on human systems technologies, outreach, marketing, business development, the full sales lifecycle, and similar skillsets are required. The position will collaborate with and report to internal and external executives, other senior-level officials, vendor management and technical teams, and is based in Boston, MA with travel in support of outreach, competitions, and prototype projects.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Advise senior executives and internal program managers on any and all commercial considerations/topics
  • Provide support throughout government solicitation processes
  • Provide insights into emerging technologies
  • Identify and establish relationships with relevant vendors
  • Support vendor and technology viability analyses
  • Ensuring proper ongoing communication with vendors, partners, and other executives
  • Develop subject matter knowledge of key industry focus areas (e.g. biotech, medicine, robotics, AR/VR, health tech etc.)
  • Participate in industry conferences, forums, and other events
  • Integrate into ongoing business development and marketing activities seamlessly

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in commercial sales, business development, operations, or product development
  • Prior experience supporting military, IC, or government clients
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in challenging roles and environments
  • Demonstrated interest in advancing national security
  • Passion for analyzing industry landscapes and identifying/vetting companies
  • Private sector experience and understanding of startup company culture and operations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a TS/SCI clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Product development experience at a technology startup
  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

Riverside Research remains committed to the safety of our employees and customers.  Under Executive Order 14042, effective December 8, 2021, all Riverside Research employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after the final shot in the required timing and dosage. Riverside Research will grant reasonable accommodation to those where a medical or religious exemption has been approved by the company.  Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, unless an approved accommodation has been granted by Riverside Research.  All new hires starting after December 8, 2021 must be fully vaccinated by their start date.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

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