Senior Acquisition Manager - Missile Defense Agency (MDA) - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-VA-Fort Belvoir
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/12/2024 10:00 AM)
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LMI seeks a Senior Acquisition Manager to support the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) at Fort Belvoir, VA.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.


We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.


You will be instrumental in advising senior MDA acquisition leaders on major program acquisition strategy with an eye toward improving the probability of achieving cost, schedule and performance objectives. You will apply modern processes and practices aligned with emerging technologies for maximum agility and efficiency to accommodate dynamic MDA operational requirements. Your interdisciplinary IPT will adapt to changing environments and end user demands, providing a comprehensive perspective on risk and mission objectives for effective avoidance of risk and cost.

You will review and develop artifacts required by the DoD 5000.02 to support senior leader decisions. Representative responsibilities:

  • Analyze the performance of current MDA acquisition programs. Identify risks and critical dependencies. Devise mitigation approaches to reduce program risk.
  • Support senior leader inquiries and requests for information with the capability of providing high quality and integrated responses under short timelines. 
  • Review, develop and update program management plans and life-cycle cost estimates
  • Review and develop market research plans, analyses, and acquisition plans
  • Review, compile and develop cost estimation and acquisition program baseline documentation
  • Support the planning, programming, budgeting, and accountability process for resource allocation planning, congressional justifications, and acquisition planning
  • Review acquisition program baselines (APB)
  • Review JCIDS documentation and provide analysis on the probability of achieving key performance parameters.
  • Review Test & Evaluation Management Plans (TEMP)

You will develop artifacts required to successfully advise senior leaders including:

  • Information and Decision briefings
  • White Papers
  • Revisions to acquisition documentation



  • 10+ years’ of systems acquisition management experience and a Master’s degree in business, management, finance, or a related discipline; or 12+ years and a Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years of DoD Acquisition background required 
  • 3+ years of experience supporting DoD, OSD, or Joint-level Staff assignments
  • Experience supporting multi-functional technical engineering teams for large, complex programs
  • Experience with DoD 5000.02 and acquisition support for complex system acquisitions
  • DAWIA Certification in Program Management 
  • A true team player who maintains a positive attitude in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively solve problems
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility


  • Former DoD Program Management experience
  • MDA Acquisition background desired



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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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