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Vice President, Human Resources for National Security and Space Sector

Job ID: 2117022
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2021
Category: Human Resources
Subcategory: HR Business Partner
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: No
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Job Description


The Vice President of Human Resources will act as a core thought partner to the Sector President and the CHRO, and will help develop a talent and organizational strategy inclusive of all elements of the talent lifecycle, while also ensuring that enterprise-wide talent and organizational initiatives are translated to the Sector. This position is open to remote/hybrid work.  

The successful candidate will have strategic human resources experience leading a high-performance culture and creating a positive, accountability-based work environment. S/he will have the ability to establish credibility within this $2.8B revenue and ~7,400-employee sector, engaging at all levels of the organization, and presenting both a strong leadership profile and exceptional influencing/communication skills. Overall, the SVP of HR will bring a holistic, business-centric approach to the entire employee lifecycle from the early stages of attraction and on-boarding through career development, learning, training and performance management/assessment. 


  • Translate the sector and business unit strategy to a people strategy, identifying short/long term talent initiatives that will drive business value within the groups
  • Lead shorter-term planning for sector and business unit talent (i.e., succession planning, talent action plans, high potential identification, leadership deployment) and longer-term workforce planning (e.g., by leveraging COE models to inform business strategy)
  • Make and utilize data-driven people decisions to understand how talent and organizational strategy impact business performance; clearly communicate to sector and business unit leader how the organization is progressing in achieving its goals
  • Create initiatives aimed at improving employee retention, engagement, and performance (e.g., more development opportunities, enhanced benefits, effective performance management) and analyze success
  • Champion cultural transformation and other enterprise-wide mindset shifts in the defense systems and civilian markets groups and facilitate the embedding of SAIC’s improved culture within the groups
  • Drive the optimization of Catalyst Roles (i.e. role description specific to SAIC job framework) for the sector and business unit; ensure these  roles are updated, managed, and developed
  • Build and develop a team with core strategic and best-in-class HR capabilities, and cascade capabilities throughout HR resources the sector and business unit
  • Anticipate key organizational issues and ensure that exceptional human resource consultancy services are delivered to all sector and business unit managers and team members.
  • Leverage data and analytics to increase employee engagement, maximize audience service, and drive sound decision-making





  • 15+ years of experience in HR, with depth in Talent/Organization Strategy and Development, Talent Management, Performance Management, Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Benefits. Prior experience as a Business Partner to a large (~$1.5B in revenue with at least 5,000 employees), complex business within a public company is ideal; Ability to act as a strategic leader on the HR ELT
  • Exposure to working within a global IT services/Government Contracting business, or the intellectual horsepower to learn the “ins and outs” quickly; Ability to make data-driven decisions in human capital and to build credibility quickly with investment talent and other senior leaders
  • Hands-on experience leading organizational change, e.g. digital transformation, scaling teams and capabilities, building or re-building the HR Function; Tech-forward, digital orientation
  • A successful and progressive track record of HR positions within nimble, action-oriented organizations characterized by collaboration and a strong focus on client service. This individual will have an appreciation for discipline and process, but will also have the ability to demonstrate flexibility and innovation.

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