Leidos is seeking a Senior Executive Advisor to support a US Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is a one-year assignment with option to renew. Assignment location will be Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Senior Executive Advisor is responsible for ensuring superior consultation to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Commander and Commander's staff regarding strategic decisions related to Air Operations. The incumbent will provide graduate-level papers, executive summaries, and briefings to the Commander and senior leadership, as well as facilitate timely and comprehensive coordination with external agencies.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Provide advice on the operational procedures and transformation initiatives for the RSAF, both on a high-level, portfolio level as well as specific to 5 different RSAF sites in field.
Prepare recommendations for aircraft retrofit, recapitalization, sustainment, and disposal, both on a high-level, portfolio level as well as specific to 5 different RSAF sites in field.
Proactively prepare in-depth, critical analyses, reports, studies, briefings and recommendations
Conduct research and analyses on key topics from internal and external sources on selected topics regarding the RSAF strategic agenda and prepare input for the Commander.
Promote RSAF objectives through active engagement at all levels of staff, both on a high-level, portfolio level as well as specific to 5 different RSAF sites in field.
Ensure relevant perspectives across all staff levels are articulated to the Commander
Prepare senior leadership team meetings, including agenda, content, and key messages
Facilitate management of Commander's information exchange to ensure effective communication across staff, both on a high-level, portfolio level as well as specific to 5 different RSAF sites in field.
Ensure urgent inquiries and emerging issues are brought to the Commander's attention
Participate actively in relevant ad-hoc projects
Keep up to date on global military trends and innovations to enable robust input and analysis
Write occasional "think pieces" examining larger trends and implications for the RSAF portfolio
Be a role model and representative for the Commander, Commander's staff, and the RSAF
Adhere to all RSAF policies, procedures, standards and practices
Other duties as directed
Master's degree and minimum 15 years' directly relevant experience; additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree
Graduate of in-residence Senior Development Education (Senior-level PME)
Demonstrated knowledge of Air and Space combat operations, planning, communications, and training
Experience in international acquisition practices including arms control and high-tech equipment
Ability to work long hours and travel, as necessary and governed by contract provisions
Proven performance supporting all aspects of Base Operations, Sector Operations, and contractual compliance with demonstrated performance in program management and associated tools
Previous experience on an Air Force or Joint Staff delivering support to senior leadership
Demonstrated communication ability adept at designing professional presentations and public speaking
Strategic and top-down problem-solving capabilities and able to think holistically with attention to detail
Strong analytical skills able to translate data into easy-to-understand briefs that drive strategic decisions
Highly-developed communication aptitude, both written and verbal, with an ability to prepare high-level reports for the Commander and staff, and communicate complex issues and concepts clearly, succinctly
Solid leadership and professional maturity with demonstrated ability to collaborate, engage, build relationships and networks, and influence others regarding complex, conflicting and ambiguous issues
Intellectual acumen able to bring new ideas into strategic discussions and contribute to setting the agenda
Natural leadership with talent to gain buy-in and inspire others to deliver exceptional results
Ability to identify opportunities for and influence change, and lead continuous improvement initiatives
Sustained track record of creating practical solutions to multifaceted and ambiguous problems
Professional, reliable, and trustworthy with a capacity to be highly confidential, discreet and tactful
Dynamic, lateral thinker capable of managing a multitude of difficult tasks and projects simultaneously
Critical thinker with analytical competence comfortable in dialogue with colleagues and senior leaders
Display high personal integrity, sound judgement, honesty and ethics
Excellent organization skills and strong learning agility
Minimum Brigadier General strongly preferred
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Field Operations
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