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Reston, Virginia Leidos


Job Description:

The Health Group of Leidos is seeking an Associate Director, Contracts.

The Associate Director of Contracts will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Contracts function and staff for the Military & Veterans Health Solutions Operation within the Health Group. This leader will act as the primary interface to the Operation Manager for all Contracts-related inquiries, managing the staff resources as well as the budget across the organization. Additionally, this leader will serve as the primary interface collaborating and negotiating with Government contracting counterparts on large defense/civilian agency acquisition programs.

Please note: Work location for this position will be Falls Church, VA or Reston, VA.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Provide the oversight and evaluation of major proposals, to include ACAT-designated Defense acquisition programs, monitoring major contracts/subcontractors, lead or assist in key negotiations, resolve performance issues, identify risks and associated mitigations, ensure compliance with Leidos policies, procedures as well as government and contract requirements.

- Negotiate government contracts and coach staff on negotiating terms.

- Provide mentoring, advice and counsel on contracting regulations and policies to Group functional and line counterparts and Contracts staff.

- Establish measurement and functional performance goals for staff to include career development, recruiting and staff retention, provide regular feedback, and conduct performance reviews.

- Regularly interact with programs, contracts, project control, finance, business development and with customers as required.

- Collaborate with peer colleagues internal/external to the function and Groups-possesses enterprise focus.

- Attend early capture sessions to determine specific information and requirements in order to apply the correct contracts/subcontracts skills, techniques, methods and resources for the group thus meeting Leidos' as well as the customer's expectations and objectives.

- Develop or review prime contract flowdown documents to ensure compliance with prime contract requirements and to minimize company liability.

- Support internal/external audit activities and data request from internal / external customers.

- Focus on development and training of staff.


- Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of related experience. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

- Prefer Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration OR a related field.

- Expert knowledge with government contracts with emphasis on acquisition strategies and proposal evaluation.

- Excellent negotiation skills, including experience negotiating complex terms and conditions.

- Minimum of 6 years of experience supervising OR leading teams.

- Must have experience with all contract types and a working knowledge of FAR/DFAR.

- Experience with non-disclosure agreements and Contractor Teaming Arrangements.

- Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.

- Must have the interpersonal skills to deal effectively with executive management and staff regarding Contracts with high degrees of complexity and work issues to resolution.

- Ability to establish relationships externally and within the Leidos community.

- Proficient in Excel/Word/PowerPoint.

- Experience with multiple contracts types, and cost-type contracts is strongly preferred.

- Experience with complex defense acquisition programs is a plus.

Our Health Business is helping to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient for defense and civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. From the research bench to the patient bedside, we integrate engineering, science, and clinical insights with technology to develop impactful, outcome-based solutions. Recognized as a Top 3 Health IT provider, Leidos draws on decades of success to deliver a range of solutions and services designed to meet the healthcare challenges of today. We deliver a broad range of customizable, scalable solutions to hospitals and health systems, biomedical organizations, and every U.S. federal agency focused on health. Leidos works with customers across the continuum of care to improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes with innovative solutions that advance the next generation of care. Our mission is to contribute to creating a healthier world.

  • Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer.
  • When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies"

External Referral Bonus: Eligible

Potential for Telework: No

Clearance Level Required: Secret

Travel: Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day

Requisition Category: Manager

Job Family: Contracts

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 .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.