Integration Market Manager

BRYAN, TX

About BlueForge Alliance (BFA) 

BlueForge Alliance is an agile program integrator positioned to meet the intense and urgent demand to build capacity for the defense industrial base. We are a unifying organization converging technology, manufacturing, economics, and state and federal government to provide a forward-facing, federated umbrella with national visibility. 

As a non-profit, neutral convener, BlueForge Alliance aligns strategy with execution to coordinate regional stakeholders, assess and propose high-value efforts, and rapidly establish and deploy U.S. Department of Defense investments. By streamlining competing priorities and viewpoints, we aim to increase manufacturing capacity and technology adoption, boost the number of available suppliers and diversify investment into the defense industrial base. 

Position Description 

As the Integration Market Manager, you will Integrate the national Submarine Industrial Base to cohesively drive sustainment and growth, acting as a diplomatic interface to build trust, and an unbiased convener providing a neutral forum for industry collaboration. Through regionally focused outreach and engagement, this position will gain in-depth understanding of regional dynamics, stakeholders, assets, and gaps to facilitate technology and workforce efforts to ensure full coordination of SIB activities related to the expansion of supplier capacity. Using accepted program management tools and methods, this role creates sustainable offerings to guide the future of regional and community partnerships. In addition to the following details, by being a BlueForger, you will be expected to uphold and exemplify our values of Belonging, Selfless Service, Integrity, Leadership, Respect, and Excellence. We uphold these values upon a backbone of humility driven by a culture of safety, vulnerability, and purpose. Key Responsibilities of this role: 

Strategic Integration Planning

• Conduct ecosystem mapping: identify the supplier market, relevant demographics, and pertinent stakeholders/interested parties.

• Analyze market trends and competitive landscape to identify integration opportunities. 

• Represent BlueForge at regional outreach events as appropriate.

Partnership Development:

• Identify and establish long term relationships with key suppliers. 

• Identify and establish relationships with key interested parties who directly and indirectly impact supplier success.

Cross-Functional Collaboration

• Provide internal integration to the BlueForge Alliance (BFA) program teams on key themes, opportunities, challenges, pain points, and gaps with a regional perspective.

• Provide external integration to the regional stakeholders and interested parties to align and coordinate on initiatives to address gaps within the region.

Project Research and Analysis

• Conduct thorough market research to understand stakeholder needs, preferences, and behaviors.

• Analyze data to make informed decisions and adjustments to integration strategies.

• Mitigate risks and troubleshoot challenges that may arise during the integration process.

Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, communication, or a related field; master’s degree preferred.

7+ years of relevant experience in economic development or business.

Proven and strong experience in relationship building with both internal and external stakeholders.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective public speaking and negation skills. 

Strong project management skills, ability to manage multiple projects/regions simultaneously and meet tight deadlines simultaneously. 

Proficient in researching a wide range of topics and presenting information clearly and accurately.

Travel monthly on an as needed basis.  

Salary & Benefits

A competitive Salary Range will be offered, with the final compensation determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

BFA has a competitive benefits package that includes:

Health, dental, and vision plans

401k matching program

Generous PTO package

And more

Other Details

BlueForge Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This position requires US Citizenship as a bona fide occupational qualification due to the specific security and contractual requirements associated with our work as a defense contractor.

All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. 

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, in accordance with ADA, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To the extent that work entails access to export-controlled items or information, award of the position is contingent on obtaining the relevant export control authorizations.