Job Summary The Regional Operations Senior Director serves as the country manager in assigned operational areas. The position serves as the primary senior interface between the host country government, the programs and senior corporate leadership to meet host country and US government requirements and to ensure unity of purpose within theater to affect successful program performance. Principal Accountabilities
Responsible for ensuring implementation of DI Values, the Social Contract, CEO initiatives and directives, and enhancing compliance with US and host country law as well as company governance procedures and policies.
Serve as senior management liaison to the Host Country Government and program leadership for the area of responsibility
Provide critical support resources for programs, mentors program managers, and partners with leaders and their marketing representatives to protect and grow our core business, as well as identify adjacent opportunities and new initiatives within the region.
Establish and nurture relationships with current and potential customers to ascertain their requirements and apprise them of company and program capabilities
Maintain close coordination with customers, host country ministries, and company programs throughout the region.
Ensure program business initiatives are in accordance with the company’s strategic plan, policies, procedures and guidelines.
Brief senior and executive leadership of developments in the region that pertain to security, business opportunities, business risk, countrywide communications issues, performance and adherence to DI’s Code of Conduct.
Shape and communicate internal and external customer comments for use in program reviews and other venues to accurately reflect company’s positive performance
Oversee coordination of all licensing requirements, visas, and tax payments to the host country for company programs.
Enhance security awareness and assists in risk management for all programs/personnel in the region.
Provide expertise and supports the programs in all aspects of the program life cycle (pursuit identification, proposal, transition, execution, and demobilization).
Conduct audits, inspections, and assessments as may be required.
Responsible for the management of all operations, business, budget, and resource expenditures of the host country Operations Office.
Manage and mentor personnel, focusing on safety, quality assurance, and care.
Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Excellent communication, effective leadership and interpersonal skills.
Connectivity through past experience and relationships. (Senior military or State Department experience in-theater or business experience).
Ability to build effective and productive relationships, obtain new business, and cultivate opportunities
Broad based pricing, estimating and planning skills.
Strong background in government programs and contracts.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret or higher security clearance.
Skilled in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
Working level knowledge of FAR and DFAR.
Excellent interpersonal skills in a multicultural setting.
Outstanding written and spoken communication skills.
Successful track history of the following competencies:
Creating the Future
Leading with Character
Build Through Teamwork
Experience & Education
Bachelor's degree in an associated discipline.
Master’s degree preferred.
Fifteen (15) or more years in related or applicable program, business development, or technical/ operational skills. Ten years in a managerial role preferred.
Experience with Middle East customs, and with coordinating with high-level Host Nation, USG, and International Agency personnel.
High level military, diplomatic and/or police education.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desirable.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Works in an office environment with some occasional controlled temperature and lighting conditions.
Must work outside where temperatures exceed 120 F degrees.
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment, walk ½ mile, and lift objects up to 50 pounds.
Operational environment may entail a physical risk.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally