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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Capture Executive - Federal Health in Helena, Montana

We seek an experienced Federal Health focused Capture Executive with experience in HHS (NIH, CDC) and FDA in the Washington, DC metro area to help us continue building a best-in-class capture organization and to support our business development function. We are a $1 billion+ global consulting provider and work across a range of industries to make the world a better place through deep domain expertise, innovative thinking and technology. This Public Sector Capture Executive will join a team that supports ICF’s largest business unit. Our work is diverse, timely, relevant, and impactful - improving the lives of millions of people at home and abroad every day.

As Public Sector Capture Executive, you will be responsible for growth vis-à-vis executing our team’s largest captures across the Federal marketplace & maximizing pWin thru innovative thinking & bold action. The Capture Executive serves in a lead role for a specific pursuit and provides strategic, tactical & thought leadership through bid submittal. They demonstrate leadership of the pursuit strategy by guiding strategy discussions and developing and leading gate reviews. The Capture Executive will ensure all external activities are completed while working in conjunction with SMEs & operating groups to increase pWin (e.g., devising call plans, meeting regularly with the client and other stakeholders, conducting competitor assessments, and devising the overall teaming strategy). The capture executive maintains the status of the opportunity record in the pipeline, regularly reports out on progress, and facilitates other discussions specific to things like recruiting, pricing, and procurement. The capture executive understands the fundamentals of successful capture; leads the team using ICF's capture process and tools; is responsible for ensuring all tasks and requirements are effectively accomplished and communicates issues to leadership as soon as they arise. Capture win rates are the measure of success & ability to drive efforts that shape and secure contracts from Federal Government organizations.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Experience leading and winning captures within the Federal Health domain

  • Leads the pursuit team and typically gets engaged in an opportunity at least 12-18 months before an RFP is issued.

  • Leads a typical capture portfolio of approx. $500M at anytime

  • Leads the development of the win strategy and identifies critical activities and resources needed to increase the win probability

  • Drives client-focused activities, including setting up and attending key client and stakeholder meetings throughout the life of the capture

  • Sources teaming partners and negotiates teaming agreements and work share prior to RFP release

  • Works with the Solution Lead/Architect (when one is assigned) to develop a technical solution and any related demonstrations that are presented to the client

  • Works with marketing to develop any necessary thought leadership, campaigns, or social media activity

  • Has a firm grasp of the proposal process and should serve as a color team reviewer during the proposal development phase

  • In concert with the Capture team, responsible for client contact throughout the pursuit

  • Responsible for making sure Capture activities happen and appropriate resources are identified and committed. Specific activities identified in ICF’s capture framework that should occur as part of capture include developing strategies around the following:

  • Capture strategy and plan

  • Call plan development and implementation, including setting and attending client and teaming partner meetings

  • Gap Analysis

  • Win Themes + Messaging

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Staffing analysis, including engaging with recruiting

  • Pricing strategy, including engaging price to win team as appropriate

  • Maintain relationships within potential client organizations across the Public Sector to identify potential opportunities and acquisition changes or trends.

  • Lead capture meetings, including kickoffs, solution development meetings, win theme development, competitive analysis, teaming, pricing, and others as required to support captures, with support from SMEs, pricing support, and other internal partners.

  • Develop, maintain, and execute capture strategies and detailed capture plans on the captures you manage, including but not limited to relationship building, information gathering and analysis, solution development, staffing and teaming, pre-RFP preparation.

  • Identify capabilities gaps and evaluate and recommend teaming arrangements with input from SMEs.

  • Participate in business planning activities to include quarterly pipeline and gate reviews, as well as proposal reviews.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years with Federal Government capture experience with values greater than $30M per deal

  • Verifiable record of winning new business opportunities greater than $30M with the Federal government

  • Prior capture leadership role at mid to large firms doing business with the U.S. Federal Government

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the government acquisition process, the FAR and acquisition strategy development

  • Firm understanding of a disciplined capture process within the Federal government marketspace

  • Customer Engagement experience, with the ability to understand diverse customer needs

  • Market and Domain Knowledge, with a system-of-systems focus

  • Relationship Management, emphasizing active listening and communications

  • Win Strategy Development, able to create sound business models and value propositions by synthesizing information and ensure alignment with customer priorities.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience within Federal health client space to include NIH, CDC, VA and DHA

  • Experience leading multiple large efforts ($30 million+) concurrently

  • Experience managing federal, state/local government and commercial proposals

  • Prior experience with established proposal methodologies

  • Demonstrated skills in opportunity qualification, customer visits, and customer relationship development

  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Experience using Microsoft TEAMS, SharePoint, or similar information sharing platform

Professional Skills:

  • Leadership, with a clear vision and ethical compass

  • Demonstrated competence in leading and influencing high-performance teams

  • Strong organizational, prioritization, task-juggling and planning skills managing a wide range of efforts simultaneously

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to gain support and establish working relationships with program/project managers, technical leads, SMEs, peers, and staff. Team leadership skills and ability to manage by influence

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills, and strong meeting facilitation skills

  • Ability to learn new programs rapidly and work as part of an integrated business development team


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

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Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .

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About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at