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Health Solutions Portfolio Director (FDA)




Silver Spring, 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 supporting the FDA, located in the DMV area. This position will report to the Health Solutions Division Manager, Vice President.

The ideal candidate will provide oversight of technical, financial, and schedule execution, as well as risk management in programs, responsible for ensuring alignment with the Division’s strategic direction. He/she will help develop cost and operational models for programs, aligned with the customer’s changing operational needs. Candidate will collaborate with Division and Portfolio management to help ensure success of all aspects of programs, including team leadership, program execution, strategic initiatives, and client relationships at senior levels of their organizations.

Candidate will collaborate with Business Development organization, providing leadership and oversight, working with marketing and business development team members, and supporting proposal and capture activities. He/she will help define the strategy for account growth and opportunity pursuits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide program execution oversight (including multiple high-visibility or strategic programs) across the HHS Division, including policy compliance
  • Provide oversight to active programs on financial performance, risk management, subcontracts, change management, and contract management
  • Support program staffing efforts, coordinating with Talent Acquisition professionals
  • Manage Integrated Master Schedules
  • Oversee timeliness and quality of program deliverables
  • Provide operational oversight, coaching, mentoring, and development for staff and succession planning for programs
  • Provide other support to programs, as needed
  • Develop materials for and participate in executive reviews and customer presentations.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients in concert with program staff and leadership. Promote the Leidos brand and work to enhance our reputation
  • Conduct pre-award and post-award program compliance reviews
  • Collaborate with business development, capture, line leadership and other functions to develop winning solutions for business growth, including re-compete, new business, and take-away opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree plus 15 years of program management experience
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience in managing programs of $50M or more per year at HHS
  • Experience leading teams of 40 or more employees
  • Experience leading FFP, Cost Plus, IDIQ, and T&M contracts, as well as performance-based contracts
  • Successful experience with large complex government health programs
  • Minimum 5 years experience with FDA programs.
  • Experience developing solutions and managing programs in the areas of IT Infrastructure Support, Digital Modernization, Software Solutions and Data Analytics
  • Experience in large complex government program leadership
  • Experience managing multiple subcontractors and vendors in support of prime contracts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to executives
  • Expertise in leading programs at HHS with a focus on FDA, NIH, CDC or ACF
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security clearance – Public Trust

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.