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Acquisition Lead - USG / DOD

Company: United Launch Alliance
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Job Description:

United Launch Alliance (ULA) seeks an Acquisition Lead at its Corporate Headquarters in Denver, CO.
ULA is America s #1 space launch provider with 100% mission success on over 100 consecutive launches. Our vision is to Save Lives, Explore the Universe and Connect the World.

This position will serve in a lead role to manage all ULA business acquisitions strategies and acquisition processes.
This includes cross-functional proposal teams, capture managers, and numerous stakeholders for active proposal processes and strategy development within ULA.
Bids typically range between $100M to greater than $1B, with a focus on USG markets.
This strategic role is critical to ensuring ULA s continued success and future in an increasingly more competitive and emerging launch services markets.

Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and managing new business opportunities and marketing initiatives. Participates in presales or sales meetings to review proposed plans. Responsible for the research and analysis of business opportunities consistent with the organization's long range and strategic plans. Evaluates projects through financial feasibility studies, market research, and planning. Responsible for market research, advertising and promotion, and new product development. Responsible for the sale of products and/or services ensuring the organization's sales volume and profitability objectives are met.

ULA offers:
Convenient Work Schedule: ULA operates to a standard work schedule of 9/80 with the alternate Fridays off.
Employee Incentive Plan: ULA rewards employees for their contributions toward achieving ULA s annual goals.
Tuition Assistance: ULA offers financial assistance to employees seeking college and university degrees and job-related professional certifications.
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Accident & Disability plans that start Day 1.
Generous paid Vacation and Holiday schedule, and matching 401K Savings plan.

External Additional Requirements

* Bachelor's degree

* 8+ years experience, to include senior roles identifying and evaluating business opportunities and developing and managing proposal processes and capture strategies

* USG / DOD customer and/or acquisition experience

* Demonstrated ability to work independently, strategically, and lead and drive change

* Demonstrated ability working on teams and across organizations

* Ability to interact at all levels of the organization

* Position is located in Denver, CO

* Some travel (-10%) may be required

External Preferred Qualifications

* Master s degree in a related technical or business discipline

* Launch experience and/or launch acquisition experience

* Familiarity or experience with USAF, SMC, NRO, and NASA launch customers

Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.

Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.

All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.

E-Verify Participation poster (English - Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English - Spanish ).

Keywords: United Launch Alliance, Denver, Acquisition Lead - USG / DOD, Other, Denver, Colorado

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