Subcontract Specialist

Aurora, CO

Posted: 11/19/18 Employment Type: 12 Months Industry: Other Job Number: 8762660

Duties and Responsibilities: • Ability to read blueprints and understand basic engineering documents • Oversee and participate in high value subcontract negotiation • Determine the appropriate selection and issuance of fixed price, time and materials, labor hours and cost-type agreements and/or purchase orders. • Develop financial strategy in driving the cost model down to increase profitability • Collaborate with the program the coordination of process validation, first article inspections as well as prototype and production schedule • Work in collaboration with the IPT team the coordination of early supplier involvement in highly technical and/or complex new products, parts and designs to optimize quality and meet schedule • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with the subcontractors • Monitor and provide feedback to the IPT on critical supplier performance to ensure timely delivery • Oversee the management of subcontractors to meet all subcontract requirements including but not limited to management of financial obligations and mitigating cost overruns, schedule, technical and quality requirements • Manage administrative tasks including the coordination and support of milestone payment, performance based payment, invoice review, and ongoing communication with the subcontractors and program teams • Measure the effectiveness and performance of subcontractors across the business based on EVMS & technical performance • Responsible for the reporting of subcontractor’s performance utilizing the monthly Supplier Rating System • Ensure subcontract compliance with Public Laws, IIS policies, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFAR), and ITAR and import/export requirements • Develop solutions in resolving supplier contractual issues that requires a high level of creativity • Perform risk assessment, identify potential risks and impacts, and develop mitigation plans • Participate in source selection process and the development of cost proposal during new business pursuit working collaboratively with Program Management and the IPT leads • Contribute in process improvement of the department • Follow market price trends and develop market strategies. Required Skills and Experience: • 10+ years of related experience in major complex subcontracts • Experience with DOD procurements • Thorough knowledge and experience with Government regulations and Public Laws • Ability to develop and negotiate teaming agreements, master subcontract agreements, and blanket purchasing agreements • Proven ability to build and maintain solid relationships based on mutual respect with senior level internal and external customers, peers and team members • Demonstrated ability to influence key decision-makers and to effectively negotiate with Subcontractors • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and Risk Management. • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple subcontracts and priorities • 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 • Proven ability to collaborate across the organization and operate effectively within a matrix environment by resolving conflict and influencing others • Proven track record that includes collaborating with Program Management and Engineering/Technical individuals regarding management of SOW requirements and subcontractor work outputs (including cost and schedule) • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills • Demonstrated project management skills


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