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Job #: R-00003357
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Capture Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Operation of the Defense Group is seeking a qualified senior capture manager to support the pursuit of opportunities across the Department of Defense.

The Senior Capture Manager is responsible for the capture leadership of assigned opportunities in support of the Enterprise IT growth strategy. The Capture Manager must thrive in an environment where they are responsible for the management and execution of the full BD life-cycle process across multiple simultaneous pursuits and proposals. The Senior Capture Manager will routinely be assigned 2-3 large ($100M+) solicitation pursuits at various stages of capture at the same time. The ideal candidate will have Enterprise IT or Cyber experience and have previously served as a capture manager with proven experience and demonstrated success.

Successful candidates will have the ability to conceptualize a vision for winning, to develop a capture plan that implements the vision and translates into win themes, to adjust the vision as the procurement unfolds, and to focus and manage the capture activities and team (internal and external) to achieve the vision through final proposal submission and assist in preparing the execution team to perform quickly post award.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop a plan for securing knowledge and understanding of the customer's requirements, issues, and needs during the pursuit and capture phases and lead planning sessions with core team
  • Coordinate meetings with customers, competitors, clients, and teammates to develop market insight on requirements, acquisition strategy, acquisition timing, and contract vehicle choices
  • Plan and participate in capture activities, to include opportunity gate reviews, black hat sessions, collaboration and workshop sessions, proposal reviews
  • Lead competitive assessments, teaming, and price-to-win efforts
  • Support the writing of white papers, RFI responses, and other proposal artifacts as assigned
  • Apply a practical application (including documentation) of the Leidos capture planning process and practices
  • Brief capture status to senior management at specified milestones in the capture process, when material changes occur and as needed
  • Support other business develop activities as assigned
  • Conduct after action reviews for all business opportunity capture participants to document lessons learned and identify necessary adjustments to capture technique, strategy, and actions
  • Mentor other capture managers, program managers and rotational program staff in the capture management process


Basic Qualifications:
  • Leadership skills to 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 respond to and win business with new and existing customers
  • Proven track record of successful capture management across multiple organizations and program offices at a variety of acquisition sizes
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (business, engineering or computer science) and 15+ years of related experience or a Master's degree in a related field and 13+ years of related experience
  • A track record of leading and winning $100M+ dollar contracts
  • Experience leading teams in a virtual environment
  • Technical writing experience
  • Strong verbal communication skills and prior experience briefing executives
  • Willingness to travel to other U.S. cities to support customer visits and strategy workshops. Estimated up to 25% annually as required.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years program management experience a plus
  • Completed professional training in Capture Management
  • Current security clearance


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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