Supplier Cost Analyst

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-319964
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 03/17/2021
    • Years of Experience: 3+
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Job Description


The Supplier Cost Analyst is responsible for managing proposed material costs for multiple proposals and programs here at KUAS.



  • Develop and prepare Cost Analysis, Commercial Item Determination (CID) and Competitive Analysis on supplier provided data.

  • Provide material support documentation and price analysis in support of proposal submissions to U.S. Department of Defense customers.

  • Decompose supplier provided proposal and Cost or Pricing Data into constituent estimating elements for analysis and determination of price reasonableness.

  • 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.

  • Develop walk-down positions by cost element in order to establish summary conclusions and recommendations regarding supplier pricing and provide basis for negotiations.

  • Conduct market research and price analysis to confirm the commerciality of a proposed part.

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement projects as needed that enhances the current proposal and Cost/Price analysis process.



  • None 

Experience and Skills


  • Utilize analytical and computer skills and various software packages (Excel, Word) 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.

  • A working understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) with an emphasis on FAR/DFAR compliant proposals to FAR 15.2 Truth in Negotiation Act TINA.

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules.
  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel.
  • Flexibility to handle changing requirements and prioritize in a dynamic environment.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.

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



  • Bachelor Degree preferably in a business, financial or accounting discipline and three (3) year’s work or equivalent experience or Masters Degree and two (2) year’s work experience.

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).



  • Office and/or manufacturing  environment.
  • May work extended hours or weekends to to complete tasks and meet schedule.
  • May work in manufacturing and/or field environments with potential exposure to uncontrolled climate. condidtions and potential exposure to noise, dust and hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (computer work, phones).
  • Ability to stand and sit for long period of time.