Sr Mgr Business Dev

Posted Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Farmingdale, NJ, US, 07727

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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Primary Role

To pro-actively identify and secure suitable new business, lead the deal structuring & bid management process in the allocated territory and support the Director Business Developer in developing, updating the Regional business development plan and implementing the plan to secure profitable and sustainable business growth in line with the company's business plan targets and strategy. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Build the business development pipeline and target opportunities to help maintain a steady flow of projects and secure those within plan timescales, Identify, qualify and prioritize leads through the use of appropriate tools, local market data and active targeted prospecting; Negotiate and close deals in line with the agreed commercial parameters and which contribute to business plan targets.(40%)
  • Develop, shape & track potential opportunities and match service and product offerings with customer needs. Combine service offerings to create commercially viable solutions to meet customer needs.(25%)
  • Manage the end to end business development cycle; Effectively project manage the business development process from deal structuring through to commercial operation for major contract services, tuck-ins and service offerings; Identify creative approaches to developing & structuring new opportunities which accurately reflect client needs & support business plan priorities.(15%)
  • Lead the development of the bid strategy, deal structuring, project financing and credit assessment of opportunities and champion projects through the Division/Regional/Corporate investment appraisal process; Identify, secure and manage cross functional and Regional resources to help evaluate, risk assess, develop & structure bids and develop implementation plans which outline resource & capability requirements to deliver the deal.(10%)
  • Create market awareness and interest in American Water, and develop and maintain American Water brand image with the key industry stakeholders within the designated territory.(5%)
  • Ensure effective and timely deal documentation from the qualification process through the development of the project & contract negotiation history data and ensure this data is updated in the relevant databases in order to enable efficient transition to the Operational teams.(5%) 


  • Water and wastewater utility infrastructure.
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen.


  • Bachelor Degree required.
  • Accomplished business developer with a minimum of 10 years experience and a proven track record of success in the water and waste water utility services in the regulated and non-regulated markets.

Travel Requirements

  • 40%

Work Environment

  • Standard office environment.


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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey