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Acquisition Lead (Senior) 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing United States government with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of TCG, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K profit sharing retirement plan, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving eleven (11) paid federal holidays.

We are looking for an experienced Acquisition Lead (Senior) to join our team in Arlington, VA. The ideal candidate will:

  • Support the acquisition, production, and deployment of all products and services acquired.
  • Coordinate and assist with developing and drafting contract-related procurement documentation for the acquisition of hardware, associated R&D, maintenance, and support, as well as provide daily program, analytical, and acquisition management support to senior-level executives.
  • Provide overall management and supervision of the acquisition team and provide assistance to Technical Advisory Reports (TAR).
  • Facilitate all actions in awarding and managing contracts and documentation, including Acquisition Strategy and Acquisition Plans.
  • Assist in inputting all procurement requests into the automated Standard Procurement System (SPS); evaluate and propose acquisition process improvements; and, conduct risk analysis to current and planned contracts, recommending mitigation to potential risks.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in a business or technical field from an accredited institution.
  • 15 or more years professional experience in acquisition management support.
  • Supervisory experience; experience with DoD/DoN procedures and Policies (DoD 5000 process); experience with Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Strategies and  Future Naval Capabilities (FNC) programs; experience with Foreign Military Sales
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience communicating with SES/Flag level personnel.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. 
  • US Citizenship is a prerequisite.


Desired Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Master's or Advanced Degree in a business or technical field from an accredited institution. 


Some TCG customers require individuals providing support to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. COVID-19 vaccination status may affect employment opportunities.

Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Principle Acquisition Analyst, Program Leads Acquisition  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number PRO-20-00018  
Location Arlington, VA  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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