Job ID: 1924797
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 12, 2019
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: Yes
SAIC is looking for a Communications Director who will lead the development, execution and management of internal and external communications for the company’s Defense business. Serving as the de facto chief communications officer for the $3-billion business unit, this is an important role that has a direct and significant impact to the company’s success, our ability to shape our markets, and the perception of the SAIC brand by all our stakeholders.
Engage and inspire internal and external stakeholders to position SAIC as a leader in bringing the right talent, technologies and solutions to drive our customers’ mission around the world.
Partner with Defense general manager, business leaders and subject matter experts to differentiate SAIC in the market, establish thought leadership, and position the company for competitive advantage.
Develop, plan, and conduct public relations and public affairs campaigns to support company business objectives with the media, public, industry, and other external stakeholders. In some cases, serve as a SAIC spokesperson with the media and external audiences.
Plan, design, execute and measure external marketing campaigns such as advertising, tradeshows and events, customer demos, digital campaigns, community relations and thought leadership efforts.
Create and execute communications programs to engage employees, empower managers, improve retention, and ensure team members across the Defense business have clarity of objectives, priorities and strategies.
Work closely with the Defense general manager and leadership team on internal communications efforts, including employee engagement, Intranet content and other channels.
Required Qualifications (Minimum required for the position)
BA in Marketing, Business, Communications or related discipline.
12+ years’ experience in marketing, communications and/or public relations. At least 5 years of management experience.
Demonstration of excellent communication and storytelling skills, both written and verbal; partnering effectively with executives, leaders, technical team members and engineers, stakeholders, and other audiences.
Government contracting, government services or defense industry experience required.
An acute sense of ownership and accountability, as well as the ability to influence and persuade internal and external partners.
Must be able to demonstrate sound business judgment and ability to work closely with senior leaders in the organization.
Excels in adapting and working in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment –flexibility to find innovative ways to accomplish work; excellent project management skills; and ability to manage multiple, complex projects at the same time.
Proven ability to develop solid working relationships in a matrix environment; strong problem solving and collaborating skills at all levels of the organization.
Professional maturity, sound judgement, discretion, and proven ability to handle confidential information.
SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability