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Director of Strategic Operations - Defense Programs

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description US CITIZENSHIP REQUIREDThe Director, Defense Programs will drive strategy, contribute to business growth, and support multiple Strategic Business Units (SBU) focused on defense-oriented customers and markets. Customers and stakeholders include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Space Command, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Rapid Capabilities Office, Space Systems Command, Space Development Agency, DARPA, and others. Business opportunities of interest range from spaceflight hardware development, ground infrastructure and operations, and engineering support services. The Director, Defense Programs position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Vice President, Strategic Operations.The Strategic Operations (StratOps) Strategic Capabilities Unit, consists of Washington DC Operations, Marketing & Communications and Strategic Development. The StratOps team promotes and elevates the business within our markets, works with customers and industry to influence and drive growth and facilitate collaboration across the business enterprise to increase opportunities.What You'll Do:

  • Develop strategy for defense pursuits and programs.
  • Partner with Strategic Business Units to implement strategic priorities and execute campaigns.
  • Create and maintain extensive and enduring customer and stakeholder relationships to gain insight into organization direction, priorities, and budgets, and to ensure equities are well represented.
  • Understand customer missions and technology needs and how they may impact business goals.
  • Provide analysis on opportunities and risks in the defense market. Advise and make recommendations to executives on strategies and direction for the defense community.
  • Identify, assess, and qualify potential new business opportunities. Partner with SBUs to develop proposal and pursuit strategies.
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute engagement plans for defense customers and stakeholders.
  • Prepare the President, Vice President of Strategic Operations, Vice President & General Manager of Military Space, and other executives for customer and stakeholder engagements.
  • Participate in and represent at various events and meetings.
  • Operate with the highest level of professional integrity.
  • Be active in valuing diversity (of thought, background, gender, race/ethnicity) and inclusion for greater effectiveness and innovation.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working four days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.Working Conditions:
    • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
      • BS/BA in a related field plus 15 years or more related experience.
      • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
      • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
      • Specific experience working with the U.S. Department of Defense space acquisition community and in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is required.
      • Ability to identify, establish, and build respected and trusted relationships with key government customers across the defense community and the A&D industry.
      • Working knowledge of the federal budget process.
      • Solid programmatic background with the federal government and/or A&D industry preferred.
      • Demonstrated ability to exhibit thought leadership.
      • Excellent communication and presentation skills, leadership ability, initiative and creativity, and a high degree of judgment while working within an environment that places a premium on collaboration and teamwork.
      • Ability to work and be an integral part of an action-oriented, decision-making environment.
      • Experience in managing in a matrix environment and developing professionals, staff members, and consultants effectively, as well as appropriately advising/influencing senior-level executives.
      • Ability to travel approximately 30%.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
        • Graduate degree preferred.Pay InformationFull-Time Salary Range: $208500 - $287500Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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