International Operations Program Management Office (PMO) Director

Herndon, VA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Business Administration
  • Travel: Yes, 50% of the time
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-11196


Job Summary:

Akima, LLC and its operating companies represent an uncommonly broad array of specialized talents, technologies, and domain expertise, powering some of the most visible and demanding programs across all of government and industry. Driven by national priorities, Akima companies successfully support their customers at every critical point across a program’s lifecycle – from strategy, design, and development through operations, management, migration, and sustainment.

We are currently seeking a highly experienced and dynamic International Operations Program Management Office (PMO) Director to lead our global PMO and drive operational excellence in international business operations. In this role, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, senior leadership, and external partners to assess the risk of international new business opportunities, develop, and lead the execution of appropriate positioning and mitigation strategies (such as business licenses, registrations, and insurance), establish standard international operating methodologies, provide strategic guidance, and deliver regular training.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing solicitation and/or contract requirements to develop delivery approach options for the capture teams.

  • Performing country research, coordinate tax advice, insurance, and business registration/licensing requirements and employment law.

  • Researching applicable Status of Forces Agreement(s), bi-lateral tax treaties, etc.

  • Evaluating SOWs for possible Export/Import issues and coordinate review by our Empowered Official.

  • Determining Visa/Sponsorship requirements for the country of performance.

  • Assisting in the identification and screening of in-country vendors.

  • Coordinating with the shared services (Finance, HR, IT, Contracts, etc.) for input into our proposed approach and implementation.

  • Developing and coordinating delivery of pertinent training to our Program Managers, Capture Teams, Contracts and Pricing staff.

  • Working with outside consultants to resolve country-specific issues.

  • Coordinates shared services resources to provide comprehensive international business approach for proposals as well as on-going projects.

  • Experience with Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales.

  • May train or coordinate pertinent training for Contracts, Capture, Pricing and Program Management teams on various international business topics.

  • Develops and maintains a knowledge capture/knowledge sharing capability for international business pursuits.

  • Develops policies, procedures and other tools as required.

  • Develops and maintains and international business reporting dashboard.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable U.S. law, regulations, local country law and contractual terms and conditions.

  • Produces reports or dashboards to executive leadership on the status of international pursuits and projects to include details of contracts executed, and other documentation required for business decision-making, risk mitigation or compliance monitoring.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or related field

  • 10 years of relevant international contracting or compliance experience.

  • Ability to understand contract and legal terms and to provide a detailed review for international compliance and risk issues.

  • Must have a broad understanding of automated systems and software in a collaborative work environment using Microsoft Office 365 products, such as SharePoint.

  • Proficient written and oral communication skills are critical.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.

  • Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • Must be astute in business practice, have a grasp of financial issues, practice sound judgment and can problem solve.

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment requirements: drug test, background check.

  • Great interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build lasting positive relationships with customers and company personnel.

  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual is a plus.

Job: Business Administration

Travel: Yes, 50% of the time

Organization: Akima

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11196