Business Development Director - DIA - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Business Development Director. The successful candidate for this position will lead business development strategy, customer engagement and opportunity identification and qualification for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) working collaboratively with the National Intelligence Community (NIC) Business Unit Executive Team, Business Developers and Capture Managers. The position reports directly to the Vice President of Business Development for SAIC’s NIC Business Unit.  This is an excellent opportunity to obtain a TS/SCI with Poly clearance.

The successful candidate will:

  • Apply a strong understanding of DIA, to include leadership, organizational behavior, buying practices, major programs and industry positions, to develop and manage a dynamic, multi-year pipeline of opportunities
  • Lead strategic planning and positioning for the NIC's DIA account, with emphasis on winning business by delivering differentiated capabilities from SAIC’s extensive solutions portfolio
  • Apply SAIC procedures and best practices to personally identify and qualify opportunities and thereby meet goals for pipeline sufficiency and quality
  • Support post-qualification capture and proposal development for approved opportunities, particularly in the areas of customer engagement; teaming; and coordination with internal business development and sales resources
  • This position supports 2-3 days' a week of teleworking. The rest of the week will be at a Chantilly, VA location


  • Must be eligible to receive a TS/SCI with Poly
  • 10 years + experience 
  • BS Degree or 4 additional years of experience
  • Current knowledge of DIA, including existing customer and industry peer relationships. Recent, successful BD experience at DIA is a major plus
  • 3+ years of experience in performing strategy development for complex, prime integration services or systems engineering opportunities with values over $50M+, with 10+ total years of experience in the federal services marketplace
  • Outstanding verbal, writing, and inter-personal skills needed to communicate effectively and persuasively with personnel at all levels, both in customer spaces and within SAIC
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and DIA contracting, acquisition trends and customer buying behaviors

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.