The Cost and Pricing Specialist will serve within the Business Development department and will be responsible for the preparation of proposal budgets and corresponding budget narratives within QED’s New Business team. The Cost and Pricing Specialist will serve as a member of the Cost and Pricing Team who report directly to the Senior Director of Business Development. This central service team is responsible for providing overall support and guidance to all of QED’s technical units for matters related to Business Development and Proposals with existing as well as new clients. The Cost and Pricing Team works directly with technical teams and Capture Teams to ensure proposal budgets and proposal cost volumes are strategically and competitively priced, compliant, completed on schedule and are of the highest quality.
S/he takes a leading role in the budgetary aspects of the new business proposal development process, advises other staff on pricing strategies, and ensures compliance with all rules and regulations relating to proposal requirements and client guidelines. S/he coordinates with the Director of Business Development, the Proposal Coordinator and Technical Lead, Contracts Administrator, the Finance Director, and other senior staff in pricing strategy and cost decisions.
The Cost and Pricing Specialist will also oversee and contribute to the cost proposal process, which can include researching and identifying cost approaches, negotiation of proposals, and ensuring projections and budget alignment to ensure successful implementation of all projects and agreements, as well as responding to client/donor requests.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
Must be able to work extended hours during peak periods as needed/required