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Job #: R-00129513
Location: Atlanta, GA
Category: Business Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health & Civil

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Leidos Health Solutions has an opening for a Public Health Engagement Lead. The position is based in Atlanta, GA. Travel is expected as there are multiple office locations included in this organization.


The Public Health Engagement Lead is responsible for establishing, strengthening, and advancing trusted relationships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Operating Divisions (OpDivs), such as Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Administration for Strategic Preparedness & Response (ASPR). The Public Health Engagement Lead will support growth of Leidos business within HHS and act as a customer advocate to ensure that Leidos solutions bring value to our HHS customers. The Public Health Engagement Lead must have extensive career experience and recognized credentials supporting CDC and other HHS OpDivs.


The ideal candidate will have a vibrant and sustained network, strong relationship building skills and must be familiar with the HHS & Agency CIOs, and leadership, and the ability to exchange information and ideas with influencers and decision-makers supporting CDC and HHS OpDivs’ strategies, plans and programs. 


Position Description

The Public Health Engagement Lead is responsible for building relationships between Leidos and customers and will provide multi-faceted operational, business growth, and strategic development support to the Division.  This candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit, relevant HHS agency experience, strong relationship management skills and proven track record of bringing key stakeholders together to build and sustain a culture of excellence in operational and business growth.


In this role, the candidate will focus on strategic partnerships for designated customers for the wide range of capabilities offered by Leidos. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Develop strategic and tactical plans to support client engagement and growth.

  • Identify and engage with key influencers and decision-makers at all levels of the client organization; develop and maintain customer intimacy with mid and senior level leaders.

  • Collaborate with key Leidos executives to generate and develop ideas and pursue opportunities for growth.

  • Provide direction and leadership on the Division’s strategy-to-action plans and assist the Division in achieving key milestones to accomplish goals and impact growth.

  • Identify, qualify, and support capture and closure on business opportunities in collaboration with business and capture teams.

  • Participate as required in the Leidos business development process, including pipeline reviews, opportunity gate reviews, black hat sessions, and proposal reviews.

  • Serve as a customer advocate by helping to identify mission needs and represent the customer perspective.

  • Market the full range of corporate capabilities.

  • Support overall strategic planning and linking pursuits/capture activities which support the business development metrics for awards, submits, and pipeline.

  • Perform market research to include customer preferences, competitive analysis, and incumbent contractor strengths and weaknesses.

  • Act as a subject matter expert in the community with a demonstrated ability to discuss and explain differentiated capabilities in Leidos programs, plans, and positions on key areas related to CDC and other HHS OpDivs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 12+ years’ extensive professional knowledge with progressive leadership experience. MBA preferred.

  • 10+ years’ direct work experience and/or contracting experience with an in-depth understanding of CDC and other HHS OpDivs.

  • Relevant Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the HHS and Health & Human Services communities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable ability to leverage pre-existing network of clients or contacts.

  • Prior experience of collaboration efforts outside the organization.

  • Poised, exceptional executive presence and highly articulate.

  • Proven ability to positively influence change at different levels of the organization.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferred in business administration or within health-related field.

  • Experience directing a distributed team, managing multiple customers, programs, and projects as one collective business.

  • Experience in relationship building that increases market penetration and leads to increased opportunities with new and existing clients.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and grow all aspects of a business area successfully including customers, people, programs, financials, and new business over multiple years.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and work with supporting functions and other delivery organizations for win/win results.

  • Experience with breaking into new accounts / customers through effective capture tactics.

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 $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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