Supplier Cost Analyst

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-327045
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/07/2021
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 04452
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Job Description


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



  • Perform Price and Cost analysis on the various elements of supplier cost proposals.

  • Conduct market research, analyze historical data, and develop cost estimating models to evaluate supplier price reasonableness and develop negotiation positions.

  • Analyze data such as direct labor hours, material (BOM), ODC, profit, rates, past performance, costs of previous procurements, and/or comparison to similar items/scope.

  • Participate in fact-finding sessions via telecom or at supplier’s site.

  • Evaluate Supplier proposals for compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15 (Table 15-2) requirements, and prepares written supplier Price/Cost Analysis Reports detailing and evaluating the suppliers' price/cost proposal in accordance with the procurement manual, specific solicitation and customer requirements, recognized industry best practices, and in full compliance with USG regulatory requirements (TINA in particular).

  • Review and evaluate Subcontractor claims of "Commerciality" and make formal Commercial Item Determinations (CID) based on Market Research and supplier support.

  • Establish supplier proposed vs. negotiation objective positions by major element of cost to attain formal Supply Chain Management approval for supplier negotiations.  May lead or participate in supplier negotiations.

  • Serve as a liaison between Proposals and Pricing group and other functional departments to facilitate the collection of CBOM cost and pricing data.

  • Maintain all records and supporting data used and provided in support of proposals.

  • Support pricing and estimating activities both during the proposal phase and in post award execution.

  • Support Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Proposal Audits and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Purchasing System Audits as required.

  • Provide Make/Buy Analysis Support.

  • Request and obtain DCAA Assist Audits where applicable.

  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.

  • Function well in team environments.

  • Pull cost actuals and analyze historical actuals for use in proposals.

  • Evaluate supplier proposals with large supporting data sets.

  • Work much of the time as a self-motivated / guided individual who can consistently work at high levels.

  • Assist the Proposals & Pricing department in the development of customer proposals when necessary.


Other Job Functions

  • Other related duties may be assigned.




Experience and Skills


  • Ability to prepare cost reports and effectively present findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, suppliers, and subcontractors.

  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends, when required.

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors.

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written. Includes writing reports of significant complexity and length



  • Bachelor Degree preferably in a business, financial, accounting or math discipline and minimum two (2) years direct work experience as an aerospace or defense industry Price / Cost Analyst.
  • Be able to prioritize and self-manage a multitasked workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical (specifically learning curves) knowledge, computer skills, and various software packages (MS Suite) to prepare appropriate reports, documents, and presentations.
  • An expertise of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) related to compliant proposals (Part FAR 15) and Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA).



  • Two (2) or more years of direct work experience as industry Price / Cost Analyst.
  • Masters Degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Experience in proposal preparation with a working knowledge of Project Finance, Contracts or Subcontract Administration with specific knowledge of Cost & Price Analysis for DoD procurements.
  • Proficient with the application and underlying algorithms related to Learning Curves.
  • Familiarity with Cost Accounting Standards, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures, and Accounting and Proposal preparation procedures.
  • Understanding of the use / application of overhead rates and bidding factors.
  • Experience using pricing tools, systems, and technologies.
  • Experience building models to assist in cost and financial data analyses.



  • Primarily office environment: desk, telephone/headset, keyboard/mousing/writing and one-on-one interface with department personnel.
  • Routine sitting and use of computer/telephone/copier equipment, some walking and reaching, active listening and thinking.
  • Office and manufacturing environment with potential exposure to uncontrolled climate conditions and potential exposure to noise, dust and hazardous chemicals.



  • 0-25% May be required to travel domestically and internationally to support subcontracting activities and/ or between other KUAS locations.