The Public Sector Capture Manager is a new position at PARC responsible for leading the process of translating our cutting-edge technology innovations into compelling proposal submissions that win the funding that fuels our pipeline of high-impact commercial technologies.
About the Job
The Public Sector Capture Manager is a new position at PARC responsible for leading the process of translating our cutting-edge technology innovations into compelling proposal submissions that win the funding that fuels our pipeline of high-impact commercial technologies. Our goal is to provide a centralized resource that helps all researchers at PARC develop high-quality proposals, more efficiently, and more consistently. This role is an excellent opportunity to interact with world-class researchers working across a broad range of exciting technologies, and to have a direct impact on bringing those technologies to life.
The Public Sector Capture Manager will be the end-to-end owner of PARC’s proposal process, from developing innovative technology concepts with research leaders, to contributing technical writing that translates those concepts into understandable real-world applications, to integrating and reviewing polished professional submissions. The role is envisioned to be part “tech-geek” able to understand the implications of novel concepts, part “operator” with the ability to translate those concepts into practical benefits from the perspective of the sponsor, and part “artist” able to craft highly polished proposal documents.
The Public Sector Capture Manager will report to the Vice President of Public Sector Operations. The role will involve extensive interactions across PARC research staff, operations staff, and the executive team, but will not involve direct staff supervision until channel growth requires additional supporting staff.
An ideal candidate would have a combination of the following attributes:
We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see http://www.parc.com/about/culture.html). PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see http://www.parc.com/about/careers/).
PARC is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and public sector agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. As a cornerstone of Silicon Valley since its inception in 1970, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of entire industries. Incorporated as an independent subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues to work at the frontier of new technologies in energy, digital manufacturing, novel electronics, sensors, biomedical devices, networking, security, analytics, and control systems.
PARC’s business model is driven by investment in exploratory innovation by our world-class research staff, which can then be cultivated into future commercializable technologies. While much of that investment is internally funded from the returns on our prior commercialization successes, partnerships with government agencies and other public sector partners provide a critical resource to amplify our pre-commercial technology development capacity. PARC has a long history of conducting high-impact research for customers such as DARPA, DTRA, ONR, ARL, and AFRL within DOD, ARPA-e and other parts of DOE, IARPA, NSF, NIH, and the California state government. As PARC continues to grow as an independent research center, we must leverage our successful public sector funding model to prime the pipeline with an expanding volume and diversity of new research activities that will continue to underpin our commercial success.