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Vice President of Operations MD - Poly clearance required

Annapolis Junction, MD, United States

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Jan 24, 2023

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Vice President of Operations (MD)Job Functions/Responsibilities:u00A0Corporate DevelopmentDevelop, drive, and manage longer-term, multi-year strategy, and tactics for designated markets u2013 as part of the overall corporate portfolio and P&L objectives. Work collaboratively with the Directors and PMu2019s to identify, strategize/plan for, and execute toward long-term revenue growth opportunities.Manage diverse set of Program Managers (PMs), with a focus on fostering collaboration and mentoring.Work with PMu2019s to find cross program/contract synergies, including adjacent capability development, within MPO organization. Develop and execute plans to capitalize on these opportunities.u00A0Drive innovative staff development (both technical and leadership) programs which supports both retention and strategic direction (including future customer needs).Recommend well considered changes to business model of the sector and overall business as new information suggests.Identify, research, and recommend partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures to support strategy. Participate in post-collaboration or post-acquisition integration activities to maximize value of integrated entity.Coordinate and/or manage the activity of other individuals in the company that are contributing to the execution strategies activities.Drive efficieny, continuous process improvement and best practices.Business Development & Strategic PartneringDevelop strategic proposals and business cases which demonstrate awareness of the business value and implications of proposed solutions to customers and markets.Identify, collaborate on, and develop strategies to exploit current work (both by project and by skill sets) into larger strategic opportunities. Drive innovation and growth through collaboration with customers, technical leaders, Business Development team and through sufficient analysis of competitors as well as current and potential partners.Develop customer relationships at multiple levels and disciplines within the agencies we support. Develop peer-to-peer industry relationship aimed at better partnering and expanding the business.Suggest, support and participate in activities related to fostering strong relationships with your counterparts at partner and competitor companies.Suggest, support and participate in regular meetings with PEO and Contracts shopsMonitor, document, and analyze target customers and associated competition to ensure understanding of market environment.Support all phases of capture activity, both as prime and subcontractor, especially in specific opportunity strategy development and bid/no bid decisions.Track customer mission and funding trends to understand future direction of the marketplace.Identify and execute strategic employee training programs that will support business development initiatives to prepare the workforce technically to align with business development initiatives. OperationsManage day-to-day operations of large portfolio of prime and subcontract programs to include hundreds of employees and diverse set of CustomersDrive organizational maturity on planning and execution for better forecasting and achievement of revenue goals and increased profitability.Serve as the sector authority and focal point, establishing business development goals, managing/monitoring activities, and developing processes to meet short and long term objectives associated with financial and other operations and growth metrics.Forecast, monitor, and manage customer opportunities, project execution, revenue, margins, and pricing as part of on-going business development, operations and periodic planning processes. This includes periodic program reviews for prime contracts.Operate as a proactive player, making recommendations for improving efficiency and coordination, in a collaborative, multi-functional team environment that includes the Principals, Directors, PMu2019s, Business Development, the Products organization, Contracts, Finance, Security, Recruiting and others.Collaboratively drive innovative recruiting and retention programs which supports both growth and strategic direction.Qualities/Skills/Proficiencies:Demonstrated ability to take initiative, creatively problem solve, pay attention to detail, and lead through changeProven communication skills: succinct and to the point in one-on-one, small group and public speaking events for a variety of content (e.g. presentations, proposals, strategies, etc.). Ability to translate complex information into content that is easily understood.Proven track record of team building, leadership, and achievement including cross-functional teamsAbility to foster the development and career advancement of all employeesQualities include decisiveness, consistency, fair-minded, responsive, respectful and expert at prioritizing tasks Clear long-term vision which is effective, compelling, articulated and uniformly pursuedStrong relationships within government and industry community facilitated through regular meetings and participation in community eventsOperates within the corporate value system and management expectations which include: being a strong talent manager; acceptance of responsibility and accountability; being a coach and mentor; active communicator, a willingness to take risks and delegate; a collaborator across departments; an obligation to speak up when not on board; and an active evangelist of total business direction.Experience creating and building business partnershipsExperience managing high tech IT/software servicesExperience in business development within the Intelligence CommunityExperienced and proficient across all phases of proposal cycleEntrepreneurial experience leading business growthSkilled at product/offering conceptualization and development based on market needs and trendsUnderstanding of development lifecycleDemonstrated business and financial acumenDemonstrated support for Praxisu2019 Social Awareness core valueRequirements/Qualifications:Education:BS/BA in Business, Finance or related field (e.g. Computer Science, Info Systems or IT Management) is required.u00A0May consider additional experience in lieu of degree.Advanced (MS/MA/MBA) degree may be substituted for 2 years of related experience.Experience/Certification:16 years of related (DoD, IC, govcon) experience10 years of demonstrated leadership experiencePMP certification requiredProficiency in MS Office application suiteSolid understanding of MPO and adjacent customers organizationsu2019 missions, visions, and directionPrevious experience managing medium to large government contracts and portfolios in the MPO market strongly desired.Security Clearance:Must have active TS/SCI with appropriate level polygraphu00A0**COVID-19 Vaccination: Praxis does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees.u00A0 To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, Praxis may requireu00A0employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.u00A0 Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.**u00A0u00A0Who are we?Praxis Engineering* was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction MD - with growing offices in Chantilly VA and Aberdeen MD.Praxis Engineering is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems.u00A0With over 350 employees supporting more than 50 contracts, Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approachesu00A0to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives. u00A0*Praxis Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary ofu00A0General Dynamics IT.Why Praxis?u00A0We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We donu2019t do things because u201Cthatu2019s the way weu2019ve always done thingsu201D; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace.u00A0u00A0 We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customeru2019s mission.u00A0 We've been profitable year after year. u00A0We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do.u00A0 u00A0We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best.u00A0 No red tape. No micromanagement. u00A0Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.And then there is the...u00A0BenefitsAttractive total compensation package to include competitive salary and medical benefits with an option for FREE employee HSA medical plan! Office perks such as free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy)Praxis swag (annual gift certificate to purchase top brand Praxis apparel)Comprehensive health insurance plans to include FREE Employee HSA Medical plan. Parental leave401k contribution/match: combination of profit share/contribution (3.5%) and employer match (up to 4.5%) for a total of 8%.Annual bonus planFour weeks Paid Time Off (to start!) 10 holidays comp time eligibility. Additional 1 week added on 5 year anniversary (5 weeks of PTO altogether) and 10 year anniversary (6 weeks of PTO altogether)Training is a priority!u00A0Take advantage of our endlessu00A0in-house training opportunities - or seek out vendor offered (paid) training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars.u00A0Conferencesu00A0(recently attended by Praxis employees): AWS Summit, IoT World, Black Hat and DefCon.Training & Certifications:u00A0Splunk, AWS, Big Data/Cloudera, VMWare, Scrum Master...the list of certifications goes on and on!Praxis University:u00A0Cyber Research, Data Analytics, IoT, AWS and RedHat course offerings and hands-on training.We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Praxis. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.Praxis Engineering provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,u00A0sexual orientation,u00A0gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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