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.
- 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.
- 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.