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Job #: R-00065603
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Business Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

The Capture Operations and Excellence (CO&E) organization has a mission to provide best-in-class capture expertise, infrastructure, processes, and tools as key enablers for growth as we partner with Line Operations to win strategic, needle-moving opportunities.  The Senior Vice President (SVP) of CO&E is an executive management position responsible for leading a ~200 person organization charged with managing the companies industry-leading capture and proposal operations processes. 

The SVP shall:

  • Provide thought leadership, fact-based analysis and insights, and leading-edge thinking
  • Utilize business modern tools and analysis to support and drive enterprise strategy and related growth initiatives
  • Thrive in an environment where they understand the company’s strategic priorities and make critical decisions to ensure the adequacy of talent and resources to achieve growth targets
  • The ideal candidate has a proven track record in capturing new business, running successful captures, pipeline management, and large geographically-displaced teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 20+ years of related experience in the federal government services business
  • Collaborative skills with a record of accomplishment in building and maintaining strong relationships and incorporating diverse perspectives
  • Self-motivated, assertive, resourceful, and self-confident disposition with the ability to act with urgency and an ability to anticipate and respond quickly to business requirements
  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking ability, problem solving skills, and degree of judgment
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, displaying candor and integrity at all times
  • Proven team player approach with extensive experience managing, mentoring, and leading teams
  • Strong organizational skills in order to maintain a high level of productivity, innovation, and priority-setting in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Exceptionally strong oral and written communication skills for effectively interfacing with key internal customers at senior levels of executive and Line management and decision makers at the highest levels of the corporate structure
  • Demonstrated ability to influence constructively and establish strong partnerships with staff, Line managers, and peers in the Functions, Groups, and across Leidos
  • Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and concurrently and think through complexity and ambiguity; make thoughtful, integrated, timely and meaningful decisions; and take corresponding actions
  • Ability to connect (and present) complex ideas and identify strategic actions that need to be taken to expand the business
  • A proven history and bias for action, results-oriented mindset and an orientation towards solving rather than solely identifying problem areas
  • Demonstrated experience leading local and geographically-dispersed teams of at least 50 personnel
  • Extensive knowledge, experience, and success in winning large scale Federal Government and International new business opportunities over $500M
  • Experience with commercial sales models and processes
  • DoD Secret clearance or equivalent


  • Master’s degree
  • Sustained demonstrated experience leading a major defense contractor business development organization
  • TS/SCI clearance

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Business Development

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COVID Response

Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 

About Leidos

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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