Director, Executive/Legislative Branch Government Relations

Job Description

The Director, Executive/Legislative Branch Government Relations is responsible for achieving BAE Systems Inc. executive branch goals, including federal policy initiatives and support for company programs.

Essential Duties:

• The Director will lead the development and execution of engagement strategies with the executive branch (focusing on intelligence and space classified programs) for a diverse number of programs and issues. Qualified candidates should have extensive current contacts at the Pentagon.
• The Director will be a liaison to the Intelligence Committees on the Hill and the Intelligence Community (ODNI, CIA, NGA, NRO, USDI, etc.) and Army, Navy and USAF customers; including Air Force (ICBM sustainment) and Army/Navy (integrated defense solutions - integration and sustainment programs).

• Develop and maintain key relationships with senior leaders in the executive and legislative branches and staff to position the company for future business opportunities.

• Attend/facilitate engagements for senior leaders in the executive branch, including briefings, visits to company facilities and events.

• Meeting regularly with sector leadership to collaborate on priorities and provide advice/recommendations on how the Government Relations function can assist with their set priorities/objectives.

• Develop an environment that encourages open communication and collaboration among sector leadership and the Government Relations function.

• Provide the Vice President of Executive Branch Government Relations and sector leadership with timely updates about developments in the executive branch. Will also work closely with the VP of Legislative Branch on Hill priorities, lobbying and shaping engagements.

• Offer strategic input to the Integrated Business Planning Process (IBPP) relative to business development strategy, programs and budget.

• Understand the Intelligence Communities' priorities and concerns. Effectively communicate those concerns to company leaders; likewise, the individual will understand company priorities and concerns and effectively communicate those concerns to the appropriate leaders in the executive and legislative branches.
• Influence, negotiate with and persuade others by using direct and indirect influence to accomplish results. Take multiple steps or uses outside experts to influence an outcome with each step adapted to the specific audience.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor Degree with 12 years of experience or equivalent experience.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years related experience and comprehensive understanding of the Intelligence Community. Service retirees are encouraged to apply, particularly from the Air Force. Qualified candidates should have extensive current contacts on the Hill and in the Intelligence Community.
This position is focused on US defense priorities; international experience is not central to this role or necessarily viewed as advantageous.

The candidate must be a citizen of the US and be eligible to obtain a high level security clearance.

Preferred Skills and Education

Extensive exposure to the acquisition community, U.S. national security policies and
priorities, federal budgets and budgeting, and an understanding of the factors affecting acquisition decisions.

The ideal candidate will be a former Intelligence Committee Hill staffer with a background in Air Force or intelligence agency -OR- a separating USAF 0-6 who has done some work with the Hill on intelligence matters. Any relationships with space POCs in government would be a plus .
The ability to quickly and thoroughly analyze a broad range of issues utilizing varied analytical techniques is key, as is sophisticated/strategic thinking to determine how best to influence decision/policy makers.

Deliver concise, incisive, logically written documents and having a professional presence.

Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as project management, analytical, planning, presentation, and interpersonal relationship skills.

Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment/decision-making skills, and political insight.

About BAE Systems, Inc.

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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