Conduct cost and pricing and business metrics for the organization; establish, monitor and analyze costing infrastructure that correlates with pricing decisions, management reporting and ad hoc analyses; establish processes and framework for Financial components of project submissions; perform cost risk analyses; resolve technical, cost and cost risk issues; ensure bids remain within cost target; provide price costing for government contracts & solicitations; develop and provide pricing training to key participants in proposal process; ensure compliance with pertinent government pricing regulations; collaborate with business unit, finance and senior management
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:
- Understand the Request for Quote (RFQ) to develop competitive pricing strategies; gather competitive pricing from suppliers.
- Comprehensive understanding of FAR 15 requirements.
- Develop and produce compliant cost & price proposals, including cost models and templates, formats and pricing rationale in accordance with customer instructions and company policies; establish and document costing methodology.
- Enhance estimating methodologies, including Learning Curves, Cost Estimating Relationships (CERS), Basis of Estimates (BOEs).
- Develop and present pricing process training materials to key proposal participants.
- Keep informed of changes in pertinent government regulations, and update pricing policies and procedures as applicable.
- Manage DCAA and/or customer audits and fact-finding reviews; create ad-hoc reporting and analyses as required.
- Summarize project-related work to contribute to core forecasts, provide capital and P & L implications of proposed projects;
- Recommend sub-contract strategies; develop competitive pricing strategies that are defendable; apply complex life cycle tools to achieve cost realism.
- Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation.
- Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements.
- Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
- Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Performs work with minimal direction; uses analytical and problem solving skills while maintaining data integrity and accuracy;
- Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to address new initiatives.
- Subject matter expert in the area of cost and pricing analyses with demonstrated experience as a mentor or trainer to junior level personnel.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
- Five to Ten (5-10) years performing cost and pricing analyses for customer request for proposal (RFP) working in a fast pace manufacturing environment, with government contract exposure; strong analytical skills with excellent attention to details; Associate of Arts degree, required (AA); Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Finance or Accounting (BA), a plus; Master in Business Administration (MBA), a plus.
- Communication skills: ability to receive messages by telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before customers or employees; ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities as well as communicate across organizational levels;
- Technical skills: well-developed analytical and problem solving skills; working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost and Pricing Analyses.
- Analytical skills: ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; ability to review and compare data to identify inconsistencies and determine priorities;
- Math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to create and use sophisticated financial modeling;
- Computer skills: exposure to a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows like interface, proficient use of Microsoft office suite such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point and Access; ability to use Enterprise-wide information systems such as SAP;
- Time Management & Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality;
- Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be y accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions; ability to work independently being proactive to resolve work issues or notify supervisor of resources needed; ability to coordinate with other employees and as part of a team.
- Must be eligible for secrect clearance which requires USA Citizenship.
- All applicants must be a U.S Citizen or U.S Person as defined by ITAR (a lawful permanent resident or someone who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)). In order to be eligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be a US Citizen.
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