Senior Manager, Cost and Pricing

  • Posted on 9 April 2019

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Senior Manager, Cost and Pricing will lead the pricing group on bids and proposal preparations and oversee a team of pricing associates.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position will report to the Director of Finance and will supervise three staff.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Lead the development and preparation of cost/price proposals (Business Volume) in response to Request for Proposal/Request for Application (RFP/RFA) requirements, making sure they are compliant with government and other funders’ policies and regulations as well as RFP and Request for Quotation (RFQ) requirements and internal Creative policies and procedures.
  • Lead the pricing strategy for client diversification and develop new pricing structures.
  • Manage, motivate and oversee team of Cost & Pricing Associates/Assistant Managers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of cost as well as related financial information;
  • Prepare cost/price proposals;
  • Lead and direct pricing strategy formulation and take pricing actions to enhance profitability;
  • Maintain detailed pricing documentation files to serve as future reference for inquiries or audits;
  • Liaise with Program Teams, Proposal Development Teams, as well as Finance and Accounting;
  • Prepare cost support packages complying with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other client regulations;
  • Develop cost/pricing models using Excel on RFP/RFQ/RFA requirements;
  • Develop target rate analyses;
  • Monitor and manage Subcontractor agreement compliance during proposal process;
  • Respond to field office inquiries on contract or budget related matters;
  • Perform frequent research on acquisitions and assistance issues as related to USAID specifically (AIDAR, CFR, AAPD, etc.);
  • Assist with Headquarters’ audits as related to contract/subcontract compliance;
  • Provide day-to-day support to Project Directors on contract management;
  • Review project-related documentation including invoices;
  • Support the preparation, tracking and realignment of project budgets;
  • Administer contracts, subcontracts and cooperative agreements approvals;
  • Prepare extensions, modifications and amendments, supplemental funding requests, key personnel notifications, and close-out documents; and
  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of costs as well as related financial information.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline;
  • Ten (10) or more years’ work experience working with federal government acquisition and assistance instruments;
  • Working knowledge of CFR, AIDAR, FAR and federal reporting requirements;
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently;
  • Well-organized with multi-tasking skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and price program and proposal budgets;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to analyze problems and come up with solutions;
  • Collaborative, friendly, flexible work style;
  • Commitment to values-driven and culturally diverse work environment; and
  • Experience with QMS/ISO as it pertains to pricing preferred.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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