Senior Manager

Alexandria, VA
Aug 27, 2023
Sep 25, 2023
Full Time
Job Summary

The Senior Manager will oversee a portfolio of projects and business development activities. The candidate will have extensive experience supporting federal clients; comprehensive program management and strategic communications expertise; and demonstrated supervisory and management skills. This individual must be able to communicate effectively with both clients and team members to understand requirements and provide recommendations that have a direct impact on the program or mission. Additionally, this individual must be able to become a trusted advisor, fostering relationships with potential clients to understand priorities and pain points that inform upcoming business development efforts.

The Senior Manager role requires a self-starter, proactive problem solver and action-oriented team player with previous experience in management consulting and business development pursuits. This position needs an individual that is committed to providing superior service, poised under pressure and has a positive and flexible attitude.

This position is remote but the Aptive headquarters is located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Some in person meetings maybe required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct a portfolio of projects, working closely with project managers to ensure successful client delivery, contractual compliance and contract growth
  • Assist with the implementation of Jira to improve project management and visibility of tasks across projects and business line
  • Facilitate quarterly check-in meetings with clients to solicit feedback, document performance and identify focus areas for enhancement or improvement
  • Provide project quality assurance and deliverable reviews to help ensure conformance to defined project requirements
  • Oversee development of communications engagement strategies and implement strategic marketing tactics in support of campaigns, programs and events
  • Assist project teams with conducting measurement activities to evaluate the effectiveness of communications efforts towards achieving intended outcomes
  • Build and foster relationships with federal partners and internal team members
  • Perform business development and capture activities in alignment with the strategic communications and marketing portfolio
  • Lead business development activities that expand Aptive's portfolio into both new agencies and full and open opportunities
  • Remain up to date on industry trends and innovative ways to deliver solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience with planning, developing, executing and assessing comprehensive strategic communications, marketing and advertising campaigns
  • 5+ years of experience with federal government program and project management
  • Experience working across specialties (e.g., technology, health, digital) to provide better and innovative solutions to clients
  • Strong marketing and communications expertise, leadership skills and aptitude to make informed decisions and recommendations
  • Experience overseeing multiple contracts and supporting several different clients simultaneously
  • Exceptional written, oral, listening and presentation skills
  • Ability to productively collaborate with a wide range of personality types while meeting assignment demands
  • Confidence and poise to work closely with senior executives
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • PMP certification is strongly preferred
  • Legal Authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills with a high-level attention to detail and ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to coordinate with a project team, interact with senior-level executives and represent the client among internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
  • Detail-oriented, analytical multitasker; capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to coordinate and direct personnel, lead teams and work independently with minimal guidance or supervision
  • Ability to adapt to various people and working styles under tight deadlines
  • Master's degree in a related field plus
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain the rationale behind creative ideas to both clients and internal teams
  • Deep knowledge of industry best practices, strong digital & traditional background and the ability to quickly identify, address and incorporate emerging trends into campaign development

Client Information

Aptive serves a variety of federal government agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Personnel Management. The Copywriter will work across these and other federal clients to enhance the efficacy of the marketing and communication efforts.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

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