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Sr Director for Growth, Army and Mission Partners IT




Reston, Virginia, United States


The Army and Mission Partners Growth Director will lead a team of 6 Business Development and Capture Management professionals charged with identifying, developing, managing, qualifying and capturing through award opportunities within the diverse portfolio of 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, the competitive environment, corporate solution and pricing, as well as the corporation's best interests. The position will include developing growth strategy and business solutions for pursuit of opportunities, and playing a leadership role in defining technical solutions and competitive assessments. The Growth Director will identify potential customers within the US Army, Combatant Commands, Sub-Unified Commands and select foreign partners such as NATO. This Growth Director will drive competitive assessments, build winning teammates and suppliers, craft position-to-win win themes; participate in bid and proposal activities, and lead and integrate the assigned cross-functional team, including the authority to direct team activities for the duration of the pursuit. The Growth Director 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. This leader will also develop, execute, manage and program new business funds across the growth portfolio in line with approved and delegated budget authorities. Travel will be on an as-needed basis.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Director for Growth is responsible for the Army and Mission Partner pipeline strategy, it’s development, management and execution through capture and award. This includes customers from the US Army, Combatant Commands, Sub-Unified Commands and select foreign partners such as NATO.
  • This individual will plan, manage and budget new business funds and execute across pipeline opportunities.
  • The Growth Director will lead and manage 6 business development and capture management professionals to include setting goals, managing training, career and professional development, and holding accountable to expectations and performance.
  • 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 and proposals.
  • This individual will be expected to identify gaps and emerging requirements, perform market and economic analysis, conduct business intelligence, design and execute formal capture plans, and monitor competitor activity for each capture.
  • Candidates at this level will manage the overall win strategy, develop, organize and execute significant capture activities, including building industry teams, assessing win probability, and executing customer call plans to shape acquisitions, in order to win business with new and existing customers.
  • 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) capture 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 US Army and Mission Partners, to include Combatant Commands.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a business growth pipeline across a heterogeneous portfolio
  • A natural aptitude for strategic planning, financial analysis, capture management 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
  • US Citizenship required
  • Candidate must possess a minimum of Top Secret security clearance

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 the Military industry base
  • Business Development and Capture experience with large Federal bids, particularly Defense departments
  • 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 Department of Defense government security clearance with the US Army

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.