Senior Cost Analyst

Job Description

This is a critical position within the Supplier Proposal Analysis Team which is a part of the Operations Proposal Group. Primary responsibilities include the development and preparation of Cost Analysis, Commercial Item Determinations (CID) and Competitive Analysis on supplier provided data, as well as providing material support documentation and price analysis in support of proposal submissions to U.S. Department of Defense customers. Job functions and duties will include the following:
1. Decompose supplier provided proposal and Cost or Pricing Data into constituent estimating elements for analysis and determination of price reasonableness.
2. Perform indirect rate analysis and direct labor cost analysis to determine reasonableness of supplier cost burdens applied to direct elements and develop detailed rebuttal position.
3. Develop walk-down positions by cost element in order to establish summary conclusions and recommendations regarding supplier pricing and provide basis for negotiations.
4. Participate in Continuous Improvement projects as needed that enhances the current proposal and Cost/Price analysis process.
5. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth above.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

- Effective communications skills to include writing reports of significant complexity and length.
- Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel and suppliers.
- Utilize analytical and computer skills and various software packages to prepare appropriate reports and documents.
- Support the Analysis, evaluation, development and implementation process and system improvements within budget while adhering to strict time requirements and schedule.

Preferred Skills and Education

Experience in proposal preparation with a working knowledge of Project Finance, Contracts or Subcontract Administration with a working knowledge of Cost & Price Analysis for Department of Defense procurements.

A working understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) with an emphasis on FAR/DFAR compliant proposals.

Familiarity with Cost Accounting Standards, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures, and Accounting and Proposal preparation procedures.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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