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Job #: R-00083012
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

We are excited to announce our opening for a Lead Material Project Manager on our Procurement Enterprise & Partnerships team in the greater DC region! This opportunity calls for experience helping the Material Operations & Strategies mission. 

The role of the Material Project Manager (MPM) will include, but not limited to, developing material strategies, identifying and mitigating program risks and opportunities as they pertain to material requirements; reporting/tracking all program material activities; achieving program material budget objectives; managing program purchase requirements to lead time schedule; participating in sourcing process improvement projects (both Supply Chain and Program); resolving Supply Chain issues for the program and resolving program material cost problems.  The MPM reports to the Material Operations & Strategies Associate Director and is directly aligned to the Program Manager and represents Material Operations & Strategies on customer programs. The MPM is an extension of the corporate shared services for supply chain related support.  Additionally, the MPM is responsible for all activities associated with researching and recommending cost effective purchase arrangements. 

The MPM works closely with the Material Planner organization to ensure the review of purchase requisitions for clarity, compliance, detail, completeness, regulatory compliance and obtain additional information considered necessary; the MPM will also work with the Material Planner Organization to actively manage the procurement process from the order placement through receipt of products and subsequent payment of invoices.

Primary Responsibilities

-Material Schedule management supporting budgeting efforts and developing supply chain strategies for software & IT material

-Project management including requirements justification, planning, executing and evaluating the project. 

-The MPM articulates to senior leaders/personnel the value, schedule and decision points that impact the efficient delivery of specific commodities (hardware and software). 

-The MPM plays an integral part in the approval process in procurements.

-The MPM will use critical thinking skills to propose sound and innovative business solutions to increase operational efficiencies to ensure business area and program success.

-This individual should be a self-starter and someone that is flexible and is able to work independently at a higher level.

Some travel may be required.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

-BA degree and 10+years in Supply Chain, procurement, Business, Operations, or related field.  This should include a minimum of 3+ years of applicable supply chain experience acquired from working in the government and commercial defense markets (e.g. Leidos)

-Strong knowledge of Supply Chain and related systems along with material procurement

-Requires strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities to understand and facilitate complex supply chain decision-making

-Strong project management skills

-Proven ability to be a self-starter and quick learner, capable of supporting efforts to achieve goals

-Excellent written and oral communications skills at all levels both internally and externally with customers and suppliers

-Excellent risk management methodologies

-Must be able to collaborate and effectively influence across multiple functions to achieve supply chain performance requirements

-High level of proficiency in MS Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)

-Working knowledge of customer flow through requirements such as FAR, ITAR, OFFSET, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and public law.

Clearance Requirement:

Must possess a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance. US citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical application of strategies to programs

-Software and IT Material Subcontracts/Procurement Experience

-Supplier relationship management experience

-PowerBI experience

-Understanding of US Government acquisition laws and regulations (FAR)

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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