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Health Solutions Portfolio Director (NIH)




Bethesda, Maryland, United States


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. We use a wide range of capabilities in Digital Modernization, Mission Software Systems, and enabling technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to support our customers’ mission in advancing biomedical research and protecting public health. Our team’s focus is ensuring our health customers have the right solutions to keep pace with an ever-evolving public health landscape and prevent the next public health crisis. To explore and learn more, click here!

The Leidos Health Solutions Group is seeking a Portfolio Director to support the NIH, located in the DMV area. This position will report to the Health Solutions Division Manager, Vice President.

Position Description

The Portfolio Director will own full profit and loss responsibility for this portfolio and will be accountable for both operational excellence in program performance as well as meeting and exceeding near, intermediate and long term top and bottom line growth targets for the overall portfolio. This division works directly with the Health and Human Services (HHS) agency focused customers such as the National Institute of Health (NIH), HRSA, ACF, SAMSHA and state and local public health departments and indirectly with other HHS operating divisions and agencies that have a role in the delivery of public health.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Meet and exceed revenue, profit and business growth targets.
  • Manage the delivery of outstanding performance across the entire portfolio of public health programs.
  • Develop, shape and implement the strategic direction of the public health business that ensures sustainable growth and enduring competitive differentiation can be achieved.
  • Achieve mission success for all customers served.
  • Drive business growth activities (including re-compete, new business and take away opportunities) in concert with the business development (BD) organization. Provide value-added engagement, oversight, and guidance into all aspects of BD and capture including pipeline creation, prioritization and execution.
  • Manage budgets and investments (e.g., overhead expenses, marketing, bid and proposal, independent research and development) in an efficient manner in the successful delivery of financial results.
  • Develop and nurture strong customer intimacy at the executive and program levels that facilitate achievement of both tactical and strategic growth designs.
  • Provide public health program and subject matter support to Congressional activities.
  • Provide thought leadership through speaking engagements and participation in key government and industry forums.
  • Identify, recruit, lead and develop the personnel and teams that will deliver on both program performance and execution as well as growing the business.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a technical discipline with 15+ years of increasing responsibility and relevant experience, preferably in a public health related field. MBA is a plus.
  • Previous P&L responsibility exceeding $50-100M revenue per year.
  • Successful experience with large complex government programs
  • Proven track record of being able to grow a business.
  • Program Management experience running programs with total contract value greater than $100M
  • PMP / PMI certification.
  • Experience with multiple contract types including FFP, T&M, cost plus, IDIQ, etc.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding skills in crafting and making presentations to a variety of customer audiences, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and work with supporting functions and other delivery organizations for win / win results.
  • Proven team builder with high retention and proven successful program execution with sustained growth and high customer satisfaction.
  • Experience collaborating with and directing a distributed team and managing multiple customers, programs, and projects as one collective portfolio.
  • Ability to cycle back and forth seamlessly and effectively between business development activities and operational delivery.
  • A leader who is driven, industrious, disciplined and dedicated who inspires the team and customers alike and is committed to inclusion and diversity.
  • Manage Integrated Master Schedules
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain customer site clearance (Public Trust) or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SLAs
  • EVM experience

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.