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VP of Ground Systems & Combat Support

Job ID: 2303911
Location: REMOTE WORK, MD, United States
Date Posted: May 17, 2023
Category: Executive Management
Subcategory: VP, Programs
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a dynamic, experienced Vice President to lead the Ground Systems & Combat Support Account within the company’s Army Business Unit responsible for the vision, strategy, growth, execution, and talent management of the account.  

This is a hybrid remote opportunity supporting teams in Sterling Heights/Detroit Arsenal, Michigan. 

This leader will exercise sound judgment within broadly defined corporate guidelines and policies and drive efforts to realize annual business plan financials and drive growth aligned with broader organization strategic plans. The successful individual will initiate and participate in business strategy development, guide business development and capture activities, maintain financial controls for the organization, and create an environment conducive to long term sustainable growth. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Cultivating and managing effective relationships with senior clients and potential future clients
  • Providing positive, effectual leadership and management oversight of subordinate Program Directors and direct reporting Program Managers
  • Identifying strategic business thrusts for the account; planning, executing, and supervising business development strategies and actions to enable those thrusts
  • Developing business and financial plans and leading the account to achieve the objectives of those plans
  • Meeting cost, schedule and performance objectives to drive top-line and bottom-line growth
  • Maintaining financial controls and ensuring the integrity of financial matters
  • Supporting and at times, guiding or leading subordinate Directors and Program Managers in efforts where the scope and complexity necessitates
  • Coordinating efforts with supporting business enablement functions including contracts, subcontracts, procurement, project control, finance, accounting, and human resources
  • Creating and maintaining a collaborative environment conducive to the professional growth and development of staff and the free flow of information throughout the entire organization



  • Bachelor's degree and 18+ years of relevant experience with 5+ years in an executive leadership role.


  • Demonstrated success leading, managing and providing oversight of a portfolio of executing programs and growth initiatives
  • Domain knowledge of ground combat, tactical vehicle systems and weapon systems
  • Experience with the Defense Acquisition System
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering practices, the application of modeling and simulation in support of all phases of the materiel acquisition, and modern software development practices
  • Demonstrated success developing a major acquisition from qualification to proposal submission
  • Significant and relevant customer relationships
  • Strong working knowledge of DoD and Army specific contracting practices
  • Demonstrated success as a Program Manager in government or industry
  • Working knowledge of functional topics including contracts, finance, and human resources


  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret 


  • Advanced degree 

Target salary range: $215,001 - $225,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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