Cost and Pricing Senior Specialist

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022
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Position Title: Cost and Pricing Senior Specialist Location: Remote, US Based Department: Cost & Pricing, Operations Winrock International (Winrock) is a non-profit organization that works around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock strengthens the capacity of women, children, youth, civil society organizations, and businesses to actively participate in sustainable development and to positively impact society. POSITION SUMMARY Position Purpose: Cost and Pricing Senior Specialist has primary responsibility to develop and review cost proposal Position Overview: This position has a passion to do meaningful work that supports the international interests of the US Government and other donors as well as the desire to work with high-performing teams who are using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, human rights, energy, resource management, and international development. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Major Responsibilities: Lead business volume response for cost and price proposals including Firm Fixed Price, T&M, and CPFF/CPAF/CPIF, ensuring accuracy and compliance with RFP/Contract requirements. Assist the Proposal Manager(s) and Proposal Leader(s) with preparing Executive Level briefings on high value proposals. Confirm adherence to FAR, DFAR, AIDAR, CAS and corporate policies and procedures about cost proposal preparation, review, submission, and negotiation. Develop Pricing Templates and update other internal templates in accordance with individualized client requirements and institutional needs. Contribute strategic and tactical advice; provide risk and profitability assessments and make other recommendations to proposal team(s). Review proposal team inputs (labor, management and operational strategy, procurement, subcontractor inputs, etc.) to ensure compliance with government regulations, including compliance with internal company policies, cost estimating practices, FAR, CAS, and solicitation requirements. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Awards Management, Subcontracts, Compliance, or HR on specific proposals and portfolio processes. Conduct desk research and analysis on US Government and other donor regulation policies including (but not limited to) Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Agency for International Development Acquisition. Participate in prime and subcontractor proposal negotiations, as requested. Manage subrecipients/subcontractors as a part of the cost proposal process and perform activities including providing budget assumptions and guidance, taking the lead in negotiating budgets, developing required budget templates, and ensuring final submissions conform to donor requirements. Provide cost guidelines, standards, and templates. Contribute to process improvement through innovative and cost- effective proposals/ideas/suggestions. Perform other tasks that may be assigned as necessary, based on ongoing business and resource needs. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelors required or equivalent experience in Business, Accounting, Finance, or Contracts preferred. Experience: Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in pricing, financial analysis, and/or cost management experience. Experience with financial project management and pricing related to USAID, USDA, and/or DOL funding strongly preferred. Position-Specific Skills: Knowledge of US Government regulations including FAR Parts 12 and 15 and agency supplements, estimating systems, and cost accounting standards Experience with pricing various contract types across various contract vehicles Ability to support a fast-paced, high-volume, and diverse workload Experience constructing pricing models in Excel; advanced Excel skills are highly desirable including pivot tables, charts, and VLOOKUPs. Experience implementing pricing strategies, structures, tools, and communications such as competitive price analysis and aspects of negotiation, accounting practice, contracts administration, and project management. Interaction with team subcontractors providing guidance/templates and collecting required data for cost submittal. Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills Possession of excellent analytical, organizational, and critical thinking skills Basic proficiency in budgeting, cost recovery, financial modelling, fee analysis and strategy, and analytics Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy Collaboration with finance, business development, awards management, project management, and senior management. Strong interpersonal skills for managing relationships with finance, business development, awards management, project management, and senior management โ€“ and ability to provide sound guidance to proposal team(s). As a condition of employment at Winrock, all US-based Winrock staff, regardless of location or project, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must obtain a disability or religious accommodation from Winrock. Winrock offers competitive pay and an excellent benefits package. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization

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