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Principal Subcontract Specialist The candidate will report to the MSM Subcontracts Manager and will be located in Marlbourough, MA. The Subcontracts Specialists will support the IIS Mission Support and Modernization (MSM) Mission Area. The Subcontracts Specialists will develop subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of services and complex assemblies. Prepare bid packages, analyze and evaluate proposals, perform Price/Cost Analysis, Negotiate subcontract pricing & provisions, perform supplier assessments and source selection, prepare/issue Purchase Order awards, and administer resulting subcontracts. Negotiate and incorporate subcontract modifications and terminations. Insure compliance with Public Law (FAR/DFAR/AMS), company business policies and procedures, import/export regulations (ITAR/EAR), and Davis Bacon Act/SCA. Work extensively with Integrated Product Teams including to, Engineering, Quality, Operations, Human Resources and Program Management along with other key functional groups to ensure on-time delivery of compliant product/services at or below program budget. Must possess the ability to simultaneously manage multiple subcontracts and priorities. Develop supply chain strategies and alternatives. Form and maintain strong business relationships with first tier subcontractors. Develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation. Perform risk analysis, identify risks, opportunities, potential impacts, and mitigation plans Project Management: Working knowledge of change management systems and techniques. Demonstrated ability to develop and execute project plans within budget and schedule constraints. Focus on program goals to ensure that solutions are consistent with organization objectives. Participates in source selection process at proposal and execution phases, working with supplier development, planning and proposal support processes. Strong capability to assist in the development of Statements of Work for utilization in subcontracts. Lead the supplier management team and be the focal point for subcontractor performance. Includes: RFP generation, Review adequacy of requirements flow-down; Development of negotiation strategy and lead multi-functional negotiation teams; Negotiation of price, delivery, payments and all contractual terms; Purchase order Placement and maintenance; Earned Value Management; Milestone monitoring and Able to communicate clearly, be proactive in a very fast paced environment, flexible, innovative, work with speed and agility yet be thorough, and drive tasks to completion; completion assessments; Trend analysis. Demonstrate leadership skills within an IPT. Manage performance and resolve problems as a Supplier IPT Lead.
Qualification and Experience
A Bachelor's degree in Business, JD, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field. C.P.M or A.P.P through ISM is a plus, or certification in NCMA. Masters degree is a plus. Or equivalent combination of education and experience (Bachelor Degree 8 years of additional, applicable experience). Experience in the use, employment and requirements of various subcontract types including to T&M, Labor Hour, FFP, CPFF, CPIF, CPAF. Should have 6+ years of related experience managing subcontracts for complex US Government programs including experience in the Defense Industry. Direct experience in awarding and managing Cost type subcontracts is desired. Demonstrated experience managing Supply Chain activities for large Programs is desired. Demonstrated experience managing Supply Chain activities for large Programs is preferred. Six Sigma and productivity improvement experience is required. Must have working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Acquisition Management System (AMS). Must have working knowledge of Integrated Product Development System, Earned Value Management System, Integrated Master Planning/Integrated Master Scheduling, and Risk Management. Should have strong, problem solving and critical thinking skills, ability to exercise independent judgment and manage complexity and ambiguity - Exemplary written and oral communication skills, strong presentation skills, ability to listen well and communicate effectively with others. Must have ability to develop and negotiate teaming agreements, master subcontract agreements, and blanket purchasing agreements. Should have demonstrated ability to act independently as may be required and demonstrated success in influencing or achieving critical requirements including those related to cost and schedule performance. Should have ability to develop and present complex ideas to executive audiences. Must have thorough understanding of risk identification, mitigation and contingency planning. Should be Competent user of MS Project and other Project Management software and SAP. Fluency in company systems, processes, and procedures is desired.