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Defense Business Communications Lead

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Job ID: 1924797
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 6, 2020
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Communications
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description



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.


Desired Qualifications



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 For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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