Vendor Relationship Manager

SAIC - Chantilly, VA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $93,000 - $120,000 a year
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Description

SAIC is seeking a highly driven professional to join the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP) team and work with them to deliver cutting-edge mobile applications to Department of Defense users.

The Vendor Relationship Manager (VRM) supports the Marketing Manager and maintain relationships with commercial App Vendors. This person will support and assist the App Vendors through the process to deliver innovative mobile apps to the Government App Store.

Job responsibilities include:
Establish and maintain relationships with App Vendors to help identify existing Apps or App ideas that would be good candidates for the Government App Store
Effectively communicate and engage with App Vendors in a variety of settings to encourage app offerings: over the phone, through email, or at outreach events
Provide organized information, updates, and other notes about Vendors and Apps into the program database for reference and distinction (IGAPP has over 500 vendor leads to track)
Assist the IGAPP Marketing Manager in conducting pre-screen research and outreach activities to the Application Community to attract and engage with potential Vendors that have existing commercial applications or have interest in creating Apps to support the Government
Lead IGAPP event planning efforts and the coordination of materials, messaging, etc. to support IGAPP’s event goals
Assist the IGAPP Marketing team in expanding the discoverability of IGAPP and the Government App Store through the use of creative marketing materials, social media posts, and participation at outreach events
Assist Vendors through the entire approval process - answering questions and recording feedback used to shape the future of the program
Coordinate and participate in Vendor App Offering Discussions/Demos to evaluate the App capabilities and potential use for the Government
Participate in all Review Boards to receive, facilitate and answer questions about the Vendor(s) and their App(s)
Collaborate with the IGAPP Contracts Manager to ensure completion of contract documents by vendors throughout the approval process.

Qualifications

Must be a U. S. Citizen and be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance with a CI Polygraph.
Bachelor’s degree with 6 years of experience; preferably in Communications, Marketing, Geography, Computer Science or related GIS field
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills to communicate with multiple types of vendor stakeholders; business, marketing and app developers
Possesses a basic understanding of mobile app technologies and trends in the commercial environment
Organized and motivated to be a self-starter and leader
Ability to travel within the US to support IGAPP events (10%)

Desired Qualifications

Military Veteran with understanding of DoD/IC environment, needs, and lingo
Understands how commercial Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies support the NGA mission.
Experience with marketing, sales and business development
TS/SCI CI Poly clearance
Public speaking experience
Technical background a plus (coding, app development, etc.)

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability