BAE Systems Director, Capture Leader in Greenlawn, New York

Job Description

BAE Systems Electronic Systems Sector is seeking experienced capture leaders to win new business in our emerging markets. Join an award winning, dynamic and growing business development team that provides mission critical business skills across a vibrant, growing and diverse portfolio of opportunities in the BAE Systems Electronic Solutions Business Sector. This key leadership position will drive growth though the development and execution of capture strategies, establishing a position to win and driving to closure through proposal and contract award. Focused effort on our key capture activities will drive new program wins.

For this position, centered in our Greenlawn, NY facility, the ideal candidate will develop growth opportunities in mission computing for airborne ISR platforms with growth in the ground and UUV domains. An understanding of the complete sensor to analyst mission thread will be an enabler for growth in both US and international markets. Knowledge of the emerging technologies and mission parameters, in addition to relationships with industry partners and customers will enable success for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will utilize the full breadth of company resources to solve our customer s challenges and demonstrate the ability to influence the customer stakeholders. A key component to success is comprehensive internal and external customer interaction, creating the alignment with the company s value proposition and the customer s needs. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team, deliver advanced technologies and capabilities and provide the Warfighter a mission critical advantage. We Protect Those Who ProtectUs.


  • Lead capture teams to develop and execute capture strategies to win new programs

  • Engage with key external and internal decision makers as a thought leader within the scope of the opportunity.

  • Engage and inform executive leadership with the voice of the customer and advocate internally for the actions and commitments necessary to win.

  • Emphasize mission awareness and drive solution to provide value to the customer s end user, enhancing mission success.

  • Lead customer engagements and build relationships to create trust.

  • Influence requirements to ensure BAE discriminating elements are valued.

  • Create an environment that inspires employees with goal directed activities and strive for continuous improvement.

  • Build culture of transparency; foster collaboration; accept coaching.

  • Demonstrate conviction and passion to win.

  • Lead by example.


  • Establish and maintain customer relationships.

  • Maintain a strategic perspective on your capture and constantly seek signs of customer value propositions, alignment and validation.

  • Drive competitive awareness on your capture and establish a rigorous, ethical CI (Competitive Intelligence) campaign to monitor external impact to your capture effort.

  • Seek external sources to continually validate strategic objectives and progress.

  • Participate in briefings and thought leadership activities presenting BAE s marketing messages for your pursuit.


  • Embrace BAE Systems capture process and utilize reviews and assessments to refine and improve your capture/ campaign effort.

  • Lead capture efforts, to include: developing overall win strategy, shaping deal with customer, developing teaming strategy and closing with teammates; understanding pricing and driving winning price; and assessing customer requirements and competitor strategies.

  • Manage tactics and actions necessary to implement strategy and control new business funding and related IR&D expenditures.

  • Support development of the annual operating plan, to include the forecast of anticipated awards, sales, new business funding requirements and IR&D priorities.

  • Support business operating reviews with periodic reporting and status updates.

  • Obtain and maintain capture management certification.

  • Maintain currency with capture, program management and business development skill through in-house and external training.

  • Mentor, coach and train BD Managers and business area personnel to support business growth.

Typical Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 15 years work experience

Required Skills and Education

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • US Citizen, Secret Clearance with ability to achieve TS/ SCI

  • BS Engineering or related technical degree

  • Minimum 15 year of Defense Industry experience

  • Demonstrated success in leading capture teams from opportunity identification through award, winning contracts >$100M

  • Knowledge of Government/DoD contracting and current acquisition trends and customer buying behaviors

  • Ability to write unsolicited white papers to influence customer source selection criteria

  • Ability to rapidly gain knowledge of competitors and ability to model competitor behaviors in the domestic and international military markets

  • Ability to shape Section L and Section M criteria and maximize scoring

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • US Citizen, Top Secret Clearance with recent SCI Billet

  • Minimum 20 year of Defense Industry experience

  • Black Belt equivalent Certification in Capture Management, per emerging industry standards

  • MS Engineering or higher; and/or MBA

  • Knowledge of FMS/ DCS sales processes for military equipment and knowledge of International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR)

  • Knowledge of competitors and ability to model competitor behaviors in electronic warfare, C4ISR Systems, precision guidance systems, self-protection systems

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Director, Capture Leader


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