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Senior Account Director

Job ID: 2316114
Location: BEDFORD, IN, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers.

SAIC is seeking an experienced leader that can foster teambuilding, establish relationships, and has a high business acumen to support in growing a diverse portfolio across NAVSEA’s Surface Warfare Centers.  The Senior Account Director aligns to the Naval Business Unit (NBU) within the Defense & Civilian Sector at SAIC and supports the SAIC Combat and Strategic Systems (CSS) Account Leader. This role is located in Crane, IN.

The Senior Account Director is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Account Vice President in driving internal and external growth of the Strategic and Spectrum portfolio and be able to execute sound judgement that aligns to the Account strategy and as defined by SAIC guidelines and policies.  
  • Position oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.
  • Responsible for ensuring contract requirements and subcontractor responsibilities are being accomplished including working on the definition and implementation of project planning techniques to provide visibility on the contract.
  • Responsibilities may include developing budgets and schedules to meet contractual/project requirements for an assigned portion of a program, participating in and establishing and defining program plan requirements, and monitoring and reporting performance against plans to ensure that contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met.

Duties to include:

  • Assisting in identifying, qualifying, and capturing opportunities for a robust pipeline focused within the Strategic System and Spectrum Warfare focal areas that supports the Naval Business Unit growth objectives. 
  • Communicating resource needs and leveraging resources assigned is critical to the success of every capture manager; collaborating with subject and technical matter experts, functional leads, and Program Managers
  • Creating a collaborate environment that supports diversity of thought and the intent to work across the entire SAIC Enterprise to bring the absolute best personnel and capabilities onboard to support the Navy’s mission and objectives
  • Coordinating with team members including PMs, technical leadership, and SMEs to build and execute call plans to ensure task execution is exceeding customer expectations and to position SAIC for successful pursuits of future efforts
  • Working closely with Program Managers to gather, assess, and validate customer requirements
  • Assessing probable competition and evaluates relative strengths and threats well before opportunities are released to industry
  • Collaborating effectively with internal teams and external partners to sustain operational excellence, resolve conflicts, and achieve customer satisfaction
  • Identifying technical and facility gaps and develop strategies to overcome weaknesses and mitigate risks
  • Supporting development of strategic teaming agree alliances with other entities supporting the Warfare Centers
  • Briefing strategies and business metrics at the Account, Business Unit, and Sector level meetings when needed
  • Establishing Overhead, Capital Expenditures, and training budgets needed to support the long term strategy
  • Ensuring compliance with ethical and quality standards and escalate challenges to SAIC leadership


Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher and 20+ years of experience in relevant business, technical, or professional field of study
  • Understanding of Naval Combat and Strategic Systems community to include current programs of record
  • Sound business judgment, keen conceptual skills, intellectual discipline, self-confidence, imagination, well-developed management skills, and the personal ambition to play a major role in the growth and success of a high technology company with a strong heritage for high quality and responsive service to its clients
  • Ability to develop relationships with NSWC leadership and technical leads at various locations
  • Ability to work and execute a quick response to data calls and informational requests
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence constructively and interact at the highest levels of the corporate structure
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and business acumen
  • Confidence and experience dealing with senior executives; ability to work effectively in fast-paced, time sensitive, and often multi-tasking environment
  • Strong understanding of Naval Engineering and Integration
  • Ability to travel, as necessary in support of the Account or the Enterprise (around 20% of the time)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • US Citizenship required

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 24,000 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 $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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