Director of Military Acquisition Logistics

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Troy, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense is seeking a Director of Acquisition Logistics to lead our growing organization of Acquisition Logistics professionals supporting our Department of Defense (DoD) customers and Industry Partners across the full life cycle of military ground vehicles, robotics, and watercraft. This senior-level position will lead Ricardo Defense’s continued expansion of Life Cycle Logistics capabilities in the areas of:

· Acquisition Logistics

· Predictive Logistics

· System Modernization

· System Sustainment

· Provisioning

· Technical Publications

· Total Package Fielding

· Field-based Retrofit

Qualified candidates will have DoD Acquisition Logistics experience with strong knowledge of the various milestones in acquisition and sustainment of military systems to establish and assist in the planning, development, coordination, and execution of Logistics initiatives. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the ability to cultivate external relationships and represent Ricardo Defense in customer engagements and business growth opportunities as a subject matter expert in Life Cycle Logistics.

The Director of Acquisition Logistics will lead our Life Cycle Logistics organization and will be responsible for developing and implementing Ricardo Defense’s strategic roadmap for Logistics initiatives that align with our customers highest priorities and most pressing challenges. The Director of Acquisition Logistics will also oversee the growth and development of employees within our Acquisition Logistics organization to ensure that we offer our customers highly qualified Acquisition Logistics resources to successfully execute project requirements and deliverables.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an applicable field of study
  • Minimum of 15 years of Acquisition Logistics experience supporting the DoD in all Life Cycle Milestones including sustainment and obsolescence
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading teams
  • Experience in developing strategies for capability and business growth
  • Must possess excellent customer-facing verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess excellent presentation skills and ability to create standout presentations
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in multidisciplined and diverse team environments
  • Ability to coach and mentor employees
  • Ability to provide effective and constructive feedback
  • Ability to obtain a Common Access Card and a Government Security Clearance

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • Legal & ID Shield Services
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days
  • Pet Insurance
  • Flexible/Hybrid Work schedules

About Us: 

Ricardo Defense Inc, is the business entity within Ricardo plc that works on classified safety and defense contracts for the US DoD and it therefore operates as a separate entity governed by a Special Security Agreement (SSA). Ricardo Defense Inc provides solutions to meet the challenges faced by defense customers in the integration of complex and diverse systems specializing in taking innovative technologies from science to real-world deployment. For more information, visit

Ricardo Defense Inc, is a proud recipient of the 2022 Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award.

Ricardo Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.