Senior Manager, International Program Support

Lockheed Martin
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Sep 19

Position description

Senior Manager, International Program Support is responsible for assisting in the management and execution of all aspects of the relationship between Lockheed Martin and key Beltway-based US Government departments, agencies and components focused on international relations and U.S. defense sales as it pertains to the corporation’s international pursuits. This position will collaborate with LM’s Business Areas, Lockheed Martin International, and other corporate functions to ensure consistency in LM’s engagement and messaging. This position must work closely with and build strong relationships with the US government as well as internal functions. This position is based in Crystal City, VA. 

Responsibilities will include: 

Support executive engagement with senior US Government officials on programs and topics within the area of responsibility.

Working with regional directors, develop, coordinate, and execute campaigns to secure US Government support for LM international business pursuits. Ensure that LMI, Business Areas and LM Government Affairs interface regularly to discuss regional priorities. 

Provide guidance and direction across the corporation regarding USG international processes and procedures and USG engagement activities with foreign customer.

Represent Lockheed Martin in engagements with senior USG officials as well as at a variety of external activities from think tank and industry-sponsored events to social functions. 

Develop and maintain contacts with all relevant US government departments, agencies and other components as necessary and appropriate.

Provide white papers as needed to support LM engagement activities in foreign countries. 

Team oriented, mission-focused, able to work as part of a 2-person, high-functioning cell.

Be available to travel domestically and internationally as required.


Minimum of 10 years working experience is preferred.

Active secret level security clearance.

Master's degree in business, international relations or related specialty. 

Past experience working directly with senior U.S. or foreign officials on foreign and defense policy issues, Europe and Western Hemisphere experience preferred. 

Past experience working within the US DoD or State Department supporting U.S. foreign policy strategies with regards to defense sales and security cooperation programs.

Excellent writing and communications skills.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Must understand and have past experience with US Government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. 

Keen understanding of strategic issues impacting US foreign policy and bilateral relationships with key partner nations. 

Knowledgeable in business, political, economic, and international government affairs.

Must be able to present complex strategies and information to both peers and senior level management.

Ability to obtain a clearance.

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