Senior Pricing Specialist

  • Posted on 6 April 2021
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Job Description

Job Description:

Primary Objective/Position Summary
The Senior Pricing Specialist will be responsible for the preparation, review, and submission of cost proposals in response to specific solicitation requirements and relevant regulations. The primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepares a range of cost proposals with appropriate complexity in response to specific solicitation requirements and relevant regulations.
  • Has ability to work on multiple proposal efforts concurrently toward the achievement of a fully compliant and competitive cost proposal.
  • Leads proposal teams and recommends initial salaries, consultant rates, allowances, and social charges.
  • Leads proposal teams on pricing strategy and facilitates proposal pricing strategy meetings.
  • Leads financial inputs related to Decision to Bid Forms, and prepares and submits analysis of final budgets to executive team members. Assists proposal managers with other elements of Decisions to Bid Forms as may be required.
  • Leads Individual and Summary small business subcontractor reporting
  • Assists proposal managers with partnering strategy.
  • Liaises with partners on cost proposal requirements, ensures compliance with same requirements, and negotiates partner budgets.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to proposal teams and partners on topics related to pricing.
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates Teaming Agreements.
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates Memorandums of Understanding.
  • Assists in development and maintenance of cost proposal template library.
  • Assists with development of proposal pricing strategies, tools, and templates.
  • Performs red checks of budget spreadsheets.
  • Designs materials for and delivers training courses on topics related to cost and pricing.
  • Assists with development of company policies related to cost and pricing.
  • Assists with resolution of contractual issues and interpretation of relevant regulations.
  • Assists with development of company policies related to contract compliance and risk management.
  • Assists with existing project budget realignments.
  • Assists with start-up, close-out, and interim reviews of projects’ subcontract, grant, and personnel files assists with resolution of contractual issues and interpretation of relevant regulations.
  • Other special projects as may be assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Five (5) years of experience in cost proposal preparation and/or relevant international donor environment, or Master’s Degree and Three (3) years of experience in cost proposal preparation and/or relevant international donor environment.
  • Master’s Degree and Three (3) years of experience in cost proposal preparation and/or relevant international donor environment.

Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities

  • Proven experience working with major international donors like USAID (strongly preferred).
  • Solid knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, USAID Acquisition Regulation, Department of State Standardized Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, and federal reporting requirements.
  • Experience with cost proposal preparation in federal contracting environment strongly desired.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
  • Excellent conceptual, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the English language required; proficiency in a foreign is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants ONLY

Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants

Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.

Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from any 3rd party agencies. No fee will be paid to 3rd parties who submit unsolicited resumes to any Cardno employee. Resumes from approved vendors must be specifically requested by Cardno and approved by the Cardno Talent Acquisition Team.

About the Organization

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd., is part of Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division with international development assistance companies in Brisbane, Brussels, Jakarta, Melbourne, Nairobi, Oxford, Port Moresby, and Washington, DC. Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. was formerly Emerging Markets Group, Ltd. and brings nearly a 30-year history serving the objectives of bilateral and multilateral donors and private clients. The Emerging Markets Division brings together a broad range of experience and talent; a rich history of innovation, passion and commitment to international development and an established reputation for high quality demand and client driven services. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division manages more than $750 million in current contracts and grants, brings together over 90 years of collective experience, and engages over 3,700 professionals in more than 100 countries. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division currently implements over 130 projects globally.

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