Leidos Corporate Contracts is seeking an experienced leader to serve as the Vice President of Contracts for the Intelligence Group. The selected individual will report to the Senior Vice President, Chief Corporate Contracts Executive to lead and manage a geographically dispersed contracts workforce supporting the mission of the Intelligence Group. The Intelligence Group delivers operational analysis and secure IT, translation, software, and cyber solutions that provide predictive and insightful analysis across the Intelligence Community and Homeland Security customers.
Started in 1969, with a few dollars and a good idea, by visionary scientist J. Robert Beyster, Ph.D., Leidos is now a $14B company with over 44,000 employees across the world. We support scientists in Antarctica, astronauts on the International Space Station, disease researchers in the National Cancer Institute, and service members and veterans around the world. You may have seen our security screening products in airports and our autonomous ship featured on 60 Minutes! One thing you will notice immediately when you join Leidos is our culture of doing the right thing. We are known for maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior and our commitment to Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. We are guided by our values of Integrity, Inclusion, Innovation, Agility, Collaboration and Commitment and there are several Employee Resource Groups for employees to connect with and support each other.
The Contracts function at Leidos is at the heart of all our work for our customers. We develop deep, meaningful relationships with our customers, ensuring their mission success and Leidos’ financial success. Within the company, we work closely with Business Development, Program Execution, Procurement, Finance, Legal, and HR to make sure our contractual obligations are met, and the company is protected from risk. Contracts is truly an integrating function. By joining the Contracts function at Leidos, you will have opportunities to work with diverse and interesting teams across our customer base and all the functions across the company.
The Vice President, Contracts for the Intelligence Group will be responsible for the leadership of the Contracts function and staff at the Group level and:
• Serves as the primary interface to the Group President for all Contracts related matters
• Serves as the primary interface to senior contracts leaders (customers) within the Intelligence Community
• Collaborates with Intelligence Procurement officials to pursue traditional and non-traditional procurement methods to insert Intelligence Group technologies, service, and solutions
• Leads a team of contracts professionals in direct support of the Intelligence Group mission
• Provides appropriate resources, oversight and evaluation of activities in support of proposals, contracts negotiations/administration, issue resolution, and risk management
• Leads the strategic development and management of key customer relationships for the Group
• Interacts regularly with Leidos executive leadership and senior leadership of customers
• Leads the professional development of the Group Contracts organization including recruitment, career development, objective setting, and individual performance management.
• Accountable for promoting and maintaining a highly ethical Contracts organization for compliance with Leidos’ policies and procedures and compliance with all applicable regulatory and contractual requirements that govern the work performed by the Group (e.g., FAR, DFAR, CAS, DCMA Property, etc.)
• Works collaboratively with other Group Functional Leads, Operations Managers, and Corporate leaders to resolve complex contractual issues, and is responsible for the care and feeding of the Group contracts function as a whole
• Accountable for performance of the Contracts organization in the areas of resource utilization and retention, proposal win-rate, fee and cost savings, cash flow and compliance, and risk management
• Holds contract signature authority in accordance with Leidos policies and procedures
Leidos Mission, Vision, and Values:
• Integrity is having the courage to make tough ethical decisions, taking pride in our work, being transparent with our team, and being respectful of everyone.
• Inclusion is fostering a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.
• Innovation is not limited to our engineers and scientists. It is acting as a catalyst. Being tenacious and curious to help us excel and be a part of a learning organization.
• Agility is being flexible, creative, and resilient. It is our ability to think and act small while using the size and strength of our balance sheet to our advantage.
• Collaboration is being team-oriented and proactively engaging. It is about building relationships and staying connected with each other.
• Commitment is being accountable, taking ownership, modeling servant leadership, and operating with a sense of urgency to our customers and teams.
• Bachelor’s degree (Business Administration or related field)
• 15+ years related experience
• Expert experience developing and/or executing contract acquisition strategies with federal/defense requirements/PM communities and conducting associated procurements
• Experience developing and conducting procurements through traditional federal and commercial methods
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple priorities
• Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Ability to establish relationships internally and external to Leidos
• Ability to mentor and build a strong team
• Excellent negotiation and critical thinking skills
• Proficient in Excel/Word/PowerPoint
• Active TS/SCI clearance
• Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance with CI Polygraph
• Master’s Degree
• 5 or more years’ experience with IC customers
• TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
Pay Range:Pay Range $210,000.00 - $280,000.00 - $350,000.00
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.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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