Acquisition Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States


Requisition for Acquisition Manager Remote Sensing Directorate at Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA 

Successful applicants will have at least a Master of Science degree with ten years DoD systems acquisition experience. 

Superlative writing and verbal communications skills are a must along with ability to interact with senior DoD and military officials.



SAIC is seeking a highly professional and detail oriented individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills to provide acquisition management support to the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Remote Sensing Systems Directorate (SMC/RS). The successful candidate will support the Directorate with acquisition planning support to include request for proposal development, proposal evaluations and monitoring of program execution to include recommending and implementing corrective actions.   SMC/RS acquires space-based infrared surveillance and weather systems along with supporting ground mission processing infrastructure.


The Acquisition Manager performs several functions for the Remote Sensing Directorate:

  • Generates and reviews Acquisition Strategies
  • Supports development of RFP packages to include SOWs, CDRLS, CDL
  • Supports proposal evaluation and preparations for negotiations
  • Monitors contractor technical, cost and schedule performance
  • Identifies execution issues and recommends corrective actions
  • Develops and maintains acquisition documents, reports, fact sheets and overview briefings
  • Reviews and generates key program and budgetary artifacts (papers, briefings, etc.) to support communications with higher headquarters including HQ Air Force Space Command, HQ US Air Force, the Office of Secretary of Defense and Congress 
  • The work location is at the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo CA. 





 Job Requirements:

  • Works proactively as a member of a highly effective government and contractor technical team to ensure the planning and execution of quality and timely products in support of the Remote Sensing System Directorate mission
  • Effectively organizes multiple tasks in line with organizational objectives; projects upcoming needs and addresses ad hoc support requests to meet mission requirements
  • Applies prior acquisition and/or space system experience and subject matter expertise to author and/or review key stakeholder presentations, reports, speeches, media releases that are of excellent technical quality, consistent with organizational objectives and key strategic messages in a timely fashion
  • Ability to work closely with senior military and government civilians along with associate contractor personnel
  • Master of Science Degree
  • Ten years DoD acquisition experience
  • DAWIA Level III Program Manager

 Clearance Requirement:

  • Active Secret and ability to obtain a TS/SCI