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Mercury Systems VP Government Relations in Andover, Massachusetts

In this role you will establish an enhanced model for government relationships at the federal and state level for Mercury Systems, reporting to the Chief Growth Officer. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in working and partnering with A&D GR teams and have meaningful experience in direct government relationship development. Additional, this leader must have a strategic vision for supporting our valued customers and in developing Mercury Systems’ ability to partner with federal, state and local elected officials (and their staffs) in value creation for National Defense constructs. To succeed in this role * This leader will be required to establish meaningful relationships within Congress and set the tone and systematic cadence for cross-business engagements with Congress that accelerate the speed of innovation within the defense electronics domain while adding shareholder value. * Additionally, this leader will be required to enhance Mercury’s engagement at the State economic development levels and make recommendations to the ELT which position best position the company to capture investments and drive a lower cost geographic footprint. * Finally, this leader must be an effective partner to the growth, strategy, and P&L leaders across the company and be able to establish a vision; working with the CEO, CGO and Board of Directors (GR Committee); for enhanced government relationships which significantly increase Mercury’s visibility and capability understanding across the span of government decision makers. Key Capabilities/Experiences/Leadership Behaviors: Ability to see trends in the overall market and identify future opportunities Strategy creation, refinement, and implementation skills Conveys a strong sense of urgency for results and is able to adapt proactively ahead of a changing environment Strong relationship-building skills in order to engage customers and business partners Superior technical and analytical skills, with advanced knowledge of operations in the Technology and Defense industries Expertise in sales tactics and building customer listening and engagement plans Able to make confident, timely, data-driven decisions when confronted with ambiguity or incomplete information Demonstrated success scaling up a business through its processes, systems, and talent Influence without authority and engage for impact across cross-functional groups and external stakeholders Demonstrated success working in a matrixed organization Developer of talent and diverse high-performing teams assigning clear authority and accountability Has a passion for innovative technologies and is a lifelong learner Strong personal and business values that align well with the cultural values of Mercury 15+ years of progressive growth, sales, business development, M&A, and marketing experience in a highly visible role and extensive experience dealing with executive management. Bachelor's degree in business management, marketing, a technical field (or technical sales background); MBA or related advanced degree preferred Ability to travel at least 50% to work directly with customers and Mercury teams The ability to obtain a US Secret Clearance is required for this role Why should you join Mercury Systems? Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to the aerospace and defense industries. Optimized for customer and mission success, our innovative solutions power more than 300 critical aerospace and defense programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., and with manufacturing and design facilities around the world, Mercury specializes in engineering, adapting and manufacturing new solutions purpose-built to meet the industry's current and emerging high-tech needs. Our employees are committed to Innovation that Matters®. Our Culture We are committed to making Mercury a great place to work, no matter where our employees are located. We offer a casual and enjoyable atmosphere that allows employees to learn and grow. We help and care for one another and work as one to achieve results for us and for our customers. We value communication and transparency, and strive to foster two-way dialogue at all levels of the organization. We are committed to lifelong learning, offering comprehensive skills training and tuition reimbursement. Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or you are an experienced professional, it's important to us that you feel recognized and rewarded for your contributions. To find out more about Why Mercury?, or visit the Mercury Community or find answers to general questions at Mercury FAQs Mercury Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status. As an equal opportunity employer, Mercury Systems is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the number below. (978) 256-1300 COVID-19 Vaccination Mercury requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine by Janury 18, 2022 as a condition of employment, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Click here read about our recent press release and how Mercury Systems was named to Fortune Magazine's list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. Click Here to learn about OFCCP Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled