Price/Cost Proposal Analyst (Level 2)Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10162634

  • Category: Business Development

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America | Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, but they're also making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is currently seeking a Price/Cost Proposal Analyst , to support the Strike Division at the Center of Excellence site in Melbourne, FL or Palmdale, CA.

Essential Functions:

Analyst will be responsible for evaluating supplier proposals under multiple contract types, to include, but not limited to, Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Type, and Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) and providing a fair and reasonable position in a price/cost analysis report (PCAR). Other items that fall under this statement of work are Option Price Verification, evaluating Request for Equitable Adjustments (REAs) and evaluating and providing a position on Supplier’s Accounting and Billing Systems. PCARs are required under Federal Acquisition Regulation) FAR and will support NG customer proposal submittals, as well as the Procurement Organization for change proposals that exceed $2M. This position will collaborate across multiple functions such as Contracts, Pricing & Estimating, Engineering, Global Supply Chain, and Program Management to prepare and submit first-time quality, compliant, and on-time PCARs to support the customer commitments, as well as NG’s financial goals.

Specific duties include:

Evaluates Supplier proposals for compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Northrop Grumman requirements and prepares and performs a detailed analysis documented in a Price/Cost Analysis Report (PCAR) of supporting documentation to validate labor, material, and other cost elements such as travel, other direct costs (ODCs), rates, escalation and profit/fee. Performs cost estimating/pricing duties and analysis in accordance with recognized industry best practices, specific solicitation, and customer requirements, and in full compliance with USG regulatory requirements. Conducts market research, analyze historical data, and develop cost estimating models and factors to evaluate price reasonableness and develop negotiation positions. Compiles information from periodicals, catalogs, and other sources to stay informed on regulations (e.g., FAR, DFARS, etc.), price trends and manufacturing processes. Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices. Participates in fact-finding sessions via telecom or at supplier’s site to review basis of estimates (BOEs) and source documentation verifying proposal cost estimates. May analyze and audit direct/indirect rates at supplier locations to provide rate recommendations. Perform regression analysis to account for learning or quantity variance as required. Requests and obtains DCAA Assist Audits where applicable. Interfaces with responsible engineers regarding the integration of technical evaluations into the cost analysis when appropriate. Establishes supplier proposed vs. negotiation objective positions by major element of cost to attain formal Supply Chain Management approval for supplier negotiations and prepares presentations summarizing the review. Provide negotiation support throughout the subcontract definition process. Maintains all records and supporting data used and provided in support of proposals. Supports GSC pricing and estimating activities both during the proposal phase and in post award execution. Provides Make/Buy Analysis support upon request.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience or a Master's Degree with 1 year of experience in the following areas: Proposal Development, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Pricing, Estimating and/or related experience

  • Experience with the government proposal process

  • Knowledge and understanding of labor/material estimating, proposal analysis, and proposal adequacy as prescribed in DFARS

  • Experience with cost accounting, pricing and estimating concepts and principles.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word

  • Must have a working knowledge of the Government contracting environment (FAR and DFARS)

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into continuous evaluation).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the concept and application of Cost Improvement Curves, Technical and creative writing skills.

  • Ability to write the PCAR and tell the story of the analysis performed and the results so that the reader understands and can follow “first time”.

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi-tasking environment while managing multiple proposals with excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of Direct and Indirect Rate Proposal and Audit Process

  • Self-starter

  • Ability to “self-teach” certain things such as calculations/formulas to enable a more efficient process

  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining quality within the work product

  • Knowledge of SAP

  • Must have familiarity of aerospace production operation functions, tasks, and processes

  • Intimate background with Global Supply Chain Subcontract/Procurement requirements

  • FAR proposal adequacy and execution

  • Active DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance with full investigation closed in the last six years

  • Active Special Program Access

  • Ability to work as an integral member of the Subcontract/Procurement team to achieve Global Supply Chain, Program, and/or NGAS objectives, while maintaining compliance during all stages of the proposal/acquisition process

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly inclusive environment! We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, team focused and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Does this sound like what you're looking for?

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

Salary Range for Melbourne, FL: $62,200 - $93,400

Salary Range for Palmdale, CA: $72,100 - $108,100

Salary Range: $62,200 - $108,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.