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Job #: R-00039450
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Marketing Research
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos Capture Operations & Excellence (CO&E) is seeking a Principal Price Strategist, responsible for developing and implementing competitive Price Strategies for priority new business opportunities.  The successful candidate must be capable of identifying, evaluating, and selecting among alternate courses of action informed by customer behaviors, industry capabilities, and Leidos priorities. This position will report to the Director, Price Strategy in CO&E.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide consulting, advice, facilitation, analysis, modeling, and lessons learned relating to Price Strategy.   
  • Support opportunity shaping through development of RFI responses, white papers, customer meetings and participation in Leidos reviews and Win Plan activities
  • Evaluate customer RFP requirements including evaluation models and CLIN types to  identify drivers for performance and evaluation risk
  • Identify cost drivers and alternate pricing approaches consistent with RFP evaluation criteria, Leidos disclosed practices, and a positive business case.
  • Develop evaluation models and business case models that quantify alternate pricing approaches and likely outcomes
  • Work with pricing analysts to correctly implement selected price strategy elements, and produce a compelling, complete cost narrative
  • Help capture teams communicate risks and recommended price strategy elements to program, line, and executive leadership
  • Support mentoring and training for price strategy across all of Leidos. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and more than 15 years of related experience in program execution, finance, business development and capture
  • Self-directed, motivated, analytical, problem solver, able to lead and collaborate in a fast paced team environment, with multiple competing priorities
  • Experience supporting large captures (>$250M) with demonstrated success in price strategy development and application
  • Understanding of finance, accounting, cost-estimating/pricing, contracting, and procurement
  • Deep understanding and practical experience with the FAR and Federal agency source selection processes
  • Strong financial modeling skills including high proficiency in MS excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking and proposal writing, including proficiency with MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to quickly and effectively communicate complex problems and proposed solutions from multiple perspectives at all levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree, or advanced degree in accounting/finance/business
  • Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Successful price strategy development for high priority captures (>$1B)
  • Understanding of applicable government agency procurement requirements, evaluation approaches, and selection process including price realism, price reasonableness, and best value tradeoffs.
  • Understanding of labor law compliance including FLSA, SCA, CBA and international assignments
  • Broad domain experience including enterprise IT, network O&M, cyber, Agile, and product development
  • Experience evaluating and implementing alternate business models such as subsidiaries, joint ventures or new business architectures
  • Understanding of Leidos Win Plan, disclosed practices, and estimating process

Team leadership, supervisory, or management experience

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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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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