Sr Director, Business Development - Defense Logistics and Mission Support ( R-00088937-OTHLOC-6314 )
The Logistics and Mission Support (LMS) Operations of the Leidos Defense Group is seeking a Sr Director to lead the Business Development (BD) team for the Mission Operations and Infrastructure Protection (MOIP) division.
The Sr Director of Business Development (BD) is responsible for all BD activities and strategy development to drive MOIP’s growth. The position will lead a team of BD and Capture managers, and will pursue new opportunities in the areas of force protection, biometrics, access control, mission services, energetics and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosives (CBRNE); and will own the marketing and BD strategy, resourcing and proposal oversight. The BD director will partner with the Division Management and Functional Management to drive a culture of innovation and capture excellence.
The candidate must thrive in an environment where they are responsible for the management and execution of the full BD life-cycle process across multiple simultaneous pursuits and proposals. In addition to building a qualified pipeline of opportunities, the BD Director will help shape customer requirements, translate tacit customer needs into actionable features, drive differentiation in Leidos’ solutions and help create a compelling value proposition. The ideal candidate will have previously served as a capture manager with proven experience supporting DoD customers.
Successful candidates will have the ability to conceptualize a vision for winning, to develop strategy and BD capture plans that implement the vision, and, to translate the strategy into win themes. Proven managerial skills will help the candidate lead and mentor the team of 4+ BD/Capture Managers and efficiently manage investments in marketing and Bid and Proposal (B&P). The candidate is expected to be a critical partner with the technology team and solution architects, and coalesce the division’s strategy along with the technology strategy.
- Grow the opportunity pipeline, to include existing as well as adjacent markets/customers, through diligent and timely identification/qualification of new business opportunities
- Partner with the Leadership to refine the division strategy and shape a balanced portfolio
- Lead and participate in the identification, qualification and pursuit of strategic business opportunities, and opportunities greater than $50M in value
- Assign and optimize BD and capture resources amongst competing priorities
- Drive collaboration across the organization to bring best-in-class solutions to the customer and maximize win probability
- Seek and utilize market intelligence and competitor data to position the division for ensuring success
- Participate as a thought leader in bid decisions, gate reviews and the development of cost strategies
- Conduct customer visits and articulate current and emerging customer needs and requirements
- Actively participate in capture activities, to include opportunity gate reviews, black hat sessions, collaboration and workshop sessions, proposal reviews and business case development
- Drive the development and submission of white papers and RFI responses to proactively shape strategic opportunities
- Conduct after-action reviews for all business opportunity capture participants to document lessons learned and identify necessary adjustments to capture technique, strategy, and actions
- Develop marketing and B&P budgets and execute BD plans within those approved budgets
- Own and conduct monthly detailed pipeline reviews with Senior leadership
- Requires a BA degree and 15+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 13+ years of prior relevant experience.
- 5+ years of BD leadership experience in defense, security, or government services
- Demonstrated successes in leading $25M+ opportunities from identification through proposal submissions
- Experience managing budgets of $5M+
- Demonstrated success in leading and growing DoD services business
- Ability to identify, establish and use important customer relationships with senior level officials and program stakeholders with DOD Customers
- Experience developing overall win strategy, shaping deals with customers, developing team strategies, understanding pricing and assisting in developing winning price
- Knowledge of competitors and ability to model competitor behaviors in the market
- Ability to identify key growth areas and develop new business aligned with the company's growth strategy
- Proven ability to collaborate within and across organizational boundaries
- Knowledge of Government contracting and current acquisition trends and customer buying behaviors
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience presenting to senior executives, peers, and customers
- Ability to empower and engage people and instill drive and passion into the organization
- Secret level clearance required, TS preferred
- 10 + years of BD leadership experience in mission-critical solutions in areas such as force protection, biometrics, access control, mission services, energetics and CBRNE
- 5+ years of program management
- Management of a qualified pipeline of opportunities with a value of $2.5B+
- A technical degree is highly desired. Advanced degree preferred
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.