Proposal Development Specialist/Cost Volume-Aerospace

Location: Bingen, WA
Date Posted: 10-23-2016

As we continue our rapid growth in the UAS/UAV market we are looking for experienced talent to help us achieve our goal of maintaining the agile and innovative problem-solving capabilities in all the products we offer.

This position is located in Bingen, WA.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

The Proposal Development Specialist / Cost Volume lead reports to the Director, Proposal Development Center within the Business Development Organization. It will be responsible for leading and preparing Cost Volumes including pricing, pricing analysis and incorporating pricing in cost volumes for competitive complex proposal efforts, FMS proposals and commercial RFP responses. 

Responsibilities include:
• Lead Cost Volume development for large competitive proposals
• Manage Cost Volumes for non-competitive, FMS and commercial proposals
• Burst and analyze RFPs; Identify data needed for 100% compliance with RFP requirements and to support the overall win strategy
• Lead proposal kickoff, pricing kickoff and recurring proposal team meetings
• Develop and manage proposal schedules
• Augment the Pricing and Estimating department with pricing analysis
• Support fact-finding, audit and negotiations
• Prepare responsibility assignment matrices (RAM), basis of estimate (BOE) workbooks and conduct BOE training
• Conduct author training (in conjunction with proposal manager)
• Routinely interface with internal stakeholders including Contracts, Program Management, Business Development and Pricing & Estimating

Knowledge - Skills & Abilities Required:
• Candidates must have 10+ years of experience & knowledge in the following subject areas:
o Cost/Management Volume Development
o Pricing and Estimating
• Candidates must be experts at identifying data that is needed for 100% compliance with the FAR and RFP.
• Strong Excel skills (vlookups & pivot tables at minimum)
• Ability to collect, organize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources.
• Ability to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables.
• Knowledge of accounting disclosure statements, Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA), applicable FAR and agency supplements that influences the development and negotiation of the estimate and price.
• Must work well in a fast paced team oriented environment
• 10-14 years related experience with Bachelor's degree
• 8-12 years related experience with Master's degree
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

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