Leidos has a career opening for a Strategic Account Executive Staff Director (SAE - SD) located in Reston, VA.
The position is a direct report to SVP - Strategic Accounts & Government Relations with duties and responsibilities focused on supporting the SAE Group and the Business Development senior leaders across the four Leidos business groups. The Staff Director (SD) will be responsible for coordination related to key activities including: meetings, events, projects and activities, and special duties as assigned, to ensure SAE Group initiatives are implemented in a timely and successful manner. The SD will ensure an appropriate level of situational awareness for the CEO and Executive Leadership Team (ELT) principals and deputies, as necessary to ensure the most appropriate senior leaders are fully prepared to discuss business challenges and opportunities, both internal and external to the company. Additionally, the SD will support SAE Group and Business Development & Strategy efforts to elevate key initiatives, projects and activities for ELT consideration related to the best use of constrained resources, including to identify tradeoffs, when appropriate. The position will act as a liaison to the ELT on behalf of the Business Development leads, the SAE Group and Field Office Managers, driving improved communications, collaboration and integration on company-wide efforts and actions.
-Responsible and accountable for directing, planning, developing, coordination and implementation of projects, policies and initiatives as assigned by the SVP-Strategic Accounts & Government Relations, at the discretion of the Leidos CEO and Executive Leadership Team (ELT) members, and in accordance with guidance and objectives established by the EVP-Business Development & Strategy on the company's behalf.
-Also, the SD will ensure corporate oversight and management of company-wide initiatives and projects supporting business group leaders and ops managers, corporate function leads, and government affairs personnel.
-The SD will help establish priorities related to SAE Group assistance to Corporate Functional leads and business operations units, while ensuring strict adherence to company policies and guidance directives.
-Develops, maintains and implements strategic and operational plans, projects and initiatives aligned to CEO and ELT interests and priorities.
-Key role facilitating the necessary level of coordination, collaboration and integration to ensure the best use of limited resources in achieving corporate goals and objectives, focused on near-to mid-term deliverables and results.
-Problems and issues handled are typically large and complex in nature, where information and resources are limited and where a multitude of competing viewpoints and interests exist.
-To be effective, the SD must gather and consider multiple perspectives and insights, seeking a more complete understanding of the problems and issues involved, and then offer recommendations on risk-informed decisions, where numerous alternatives exist, but where not all pertinent information is known.
-Communication and collaboration is necessary with multiple internal and external stakeholders, both within and outside specific offices or agencies designated with primary responsibility for a project and/or initiative.
-The SD will routinely have to assess the current situation and inhibitors to progress, and then to influence others in a way that drives increased team work and higher levels of consensus as it concerns new practices and approaches to problem solving and improved results.
-Ability to communicate with executive leadership regarding matters of significant importance to the organization.
-May conduct briefings with senior leaders on the project or in the job function.
LEADERSHIP & TALENT MANAGEMENT:
-Manages a job function which includes multiple teams led by managers and/or supervisors.
-Responsible for creating workforce and staffing plans for function/families to ensure efficient use of resources.
-Typically has hiring, firing, promotion and reward authority within own area, in accordance with organizational guidelines.
-Requires broad ranging management and leadership abilities as necessary to lead cross-unit project or program teams, across multiple functions and disciplines, in accordance with the Leidos Business Framework and established policies and procedures.
-The position requires mastery of employee management skills, a refined ability to assess and develop teams, and a diverse work history where it concerns technical and professional business expertise and experiences.
-BA/BS or equivalent and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant business experience. Generally has 10+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.