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Sr Business Development Manager - DHS IT


Business Development


Reston, Virginia, United States


Senior Manager, Business Development for DHS is charged with identifying, developing, and qualifying DHS Component information technology and digital modernization opportunities driving business growth within the Digital Modernization Sector at Leidos. This leader will have accountability to shape and win new business through a balanced focus on customer engagement, customer value proposition development, assessment of the competitive environment, corporate solution advocacy, as well as promoting the Leidos brand in the corporation's best interests. The position will include contributing to growth strategy and business opportunities being solicited by our customers, as well developing and shaping new ideas and solutions to address problems facing them. They will play a key role in defining technical solutions and competitive assessments. The Senior Business Development Manager will identify potential customers within DHS . This Senior Business Development Manager will drive competitive assessments, build winning teammates and suppliers, craft position-to-win win themes; participate in bid and proposal activities, and contribute to the assigned cross-functional team, including customer engagement and shaping activities for the duration of the pursuit. The Senior Business Development Manager will partner with industry partners, technical Subject Matter Experts, operations line and functional leadership, and corporate BD and capture organizations to ensure strategy and approach are in-line with business goals. Travel will be on an as-needed basis.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Senior Manager, Business Development DHS is responsible for identifying, developing and leading opportunity maturation and pursuit, to include management and execution through qualification and capture. This includes CBP, TSA, USCIS and other DHS Components TBD
  • The individual must thrive in an environment where they are responsible for the management and execution of the full life-cycle process across multiple simultaneous pursuits bring them into qualified opportunities able for capture
  • This individual will be expected to identify gaps and emerging requirements, perform market and economic analysis, conduct business intelligence, design and execute customer engagement plans, shaping win themes, and work hand in hand with our marketing and comms teams
  • The candidate is expected to exercise sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies; regularly interact with all levels of management, functional POCs, staff, and customers; and display a high degree of tact and diplomacy.
  • Characteristics for success include: excel at multi-tasking, familiarity with System Integrator (Leidos) business development process and practices, business and technical vision; strategic thinking; analytical presentation and problem solving skills; the ability to gain internal support; and the ability to establish and maintain a solid working relationship with technical staff, managers, and peers. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 15+ years of professional experience
  • Strong familiarity and relationships with DHS
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a business growth pipeline across a heterogeneous portfolio
  • A natural aptitude for strategic planning, financial analysis, business development and teaming
  • Diplomatic, persuasive and articulate communication style to establish and maintain rapport with internal and external customers / partners
  • Aptitude for milestone-based business development and capture process; to include opportunity identification, developing business cases, and capture management
  • Proactive, superior attention to detail, project management, and organizational skills
  • Business acumen, strong analytical and problem solving skills, reliability and sound judgment
  • Passion for personal accountability, achievement, learning and continual improvement
  • Ability to articulate complex issues into succinct, cohesive summaries and presentations
  • Strong leadership and communications skills
  • Technical background or operational experience
  • Successful track record of significant and successful pipeline development and/or capture accomplishment and associated win rates
  • Self-starter and ability to manage time independently without direct supervision
  • The ability to operate at the senior level and influence, negotiate and close
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DHS EOD
  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications

  • A technical degree is desired or background in Information Technology and Cyber Security
  • Prior experience managing teams in a dynamic environment
  • Experience with federal government budget, investments and acquisition processes
  • Ability to gain internal support, operate independently with limited supervision and feedback, and establish a solid working relationship with technical staff, division managers, and peers across Leidos
  • Business development / capture management familiarity within DHS
  • Business Development and/or Capture experience with large Federal bids, particularly DHS

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $144,300.00 - $260,850.00

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.