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Executive Vice President, Logistics Svcs

Job ID 7539
Job Location Washington - DC
Category Other
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time


The Executive Vice President for Logistics Services (EVP) within the CNI Defense Division provides strategic growth leadership and direction to grow the Division’s overall revenue and associated profits. The EVP will do this through the use of their own subject matter expertise (SME) and come to CNI with an existing knowledge of the customer, their requirements and points of contact within each of their customer targets. This position collaborates with the VP of Operations, LLC Managers, Division BD, Capture personnel, assigned shared service personnel and CNI Holding Company executives to develop joint business opportunities and capture plans for each. The EVP coordinates business development initiatives across multiple LLCs and lines of business within the Defense Division.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Supports business development activities according to strategic account plans.


Responsible for program / project management and quality assurance of deliverables on client engagements.


Supports the Defense Division President on daily functions, including: strategic planning, fiscal responsibility, profitability, supporting financial goals of the Division, team building, initiative / motivation, collaboration, relationships, problem analysis / resolution, risk management / mitigation,  and goal setting / attainment.


Works with CNI Defense Division leadership team to contribute to the development of five-year and ten-year strategic plans for the division. This plan will establish the baseline for evaluating at a minimal 8% YOY profitable revenue growth.  Works with and alongside the VP of Operations to ensure contract profits are achieving anticipated bid margins or better.


Responsible for business development and supporting proposal initiatives related to defense initiatives as outlined within the Defense Division Strategic Business Plan.


Directs and oversees the company’s business development activities, including existing business relationships and the identification of new client opportunities.


Provides leadership and direction to the Defense Division employees, partners, subcontractors and vendors to facilitate collaboration and synergy in goals, objectives and deliverables of client engagements.


Participates in the development of new opportunity proposals as well as re-compete proposals.


Initiates and owns their individual Defense Division Pipeline on an ongoing basis and provides input for mid-course corrections to annual projections.


Provides leadership and strategy for the development of proposal efforts. Assists in establishing and implementing short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.


Maintains a safe and fair work environment for employees and business affiliates.


Other duties may be assigned at the sole discretion of the Defense Division President.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company. 


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or greater preferred. A minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience in Defense Programs, proposal development and contract management, or equivalent combination of education / experience on Defense contracts. Knowledge of federal contracting rules, regulations and laws. Knowledge of Federal employment laws and Service Contract Act (SCA) requirements.



This position requires possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance



Functional understanding of the Federal bidding process with ability to draw out the majority of the business requirements and mid-level technical requirements for the Defense markets

Advanced knowledge and understanding of Defense Logistics, Defense Contingency Operations and/or Defense IT markets with ability to anticipate customer needs / solutions

Knowledgeable of various aspects of government programs with ability to present viable solutions related to current or potential customer needs

Operational knowledge and understanding of federal government business cycles, acquisition lifecycles, and RFQ / RFP bid processes

Applicable understanding of FAR and Government budget processes

Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills with the ability to effectively interface with senior management and public officials

Exceptional prospecting and follow-up skills

Ability to organize work, set priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously and maximize personal performance through time management

Exceptional management and negotiation skills with ability to find mutually acceptable solutions

Solid problem-solving skills with ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions and to perceive the impact / implications of decisions

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with effective technical presentation skills

Ability to prepare and analyze reports / data and to convert large amounts of technical information into concise descriptions tailored to client business / operational needs

Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

When necessary or required, ability to travel and to work flexible or extensive hours

Ability to work remotely and independently


Effective oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and or boards of directors.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.