Principal Acquisition Analyst - Vendor Oversight and Supply Chain Management - 28228 in Washington, DC at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



The employee will work as a senior member of a government-contractor technical team to provide logistics, contract management, and vendor assessment expertise supporting SEA 05Z5 in Naval Sea Systems Command as it develops and constructs the integrated power system for the COLUMBIA Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program.

This position works with program engineers to determine procurement strategies to effectively meet program needs in accordance with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities           

Develops procurement initiation documentation, including request memoranda, Statements of Work, supply lists, personnel qualifications, justifications, and modifications.

Tracks and monitors the delivery of hardware or services to the client by monitoring contract ceilings, deliverables, and vouchers.

Provides expertise in financial trend analysis, life cycle acquisition tracking, including data entry, file maintenance, and data retrieval and reporting functions.

Uses highly complex quantitative analytical techniques to assess system acquisition process issues and develops risk reduction/mitigation approaches for improving acquisition/program planning, control, and execution.

Consults with customers in the analysis and improvement of acquisition process policy and procedures.

Develops and validates viable business models for business partnerships and acquisitions.

Seeks out and researches prospective opportunities.

Coaches upper management in deal negotiations, contract development, due diligence and other business development or alliance development projects.

Leads meetings with business partnerships and acquisitions.

Prepares documentation, reports, and project plans to describe activities planned and accomplished, status reports, letters, memoranda, messages, and contact reports.

Prepares and presents formal briefings and staff seminars.

Provides guidance to less experienced Acquisition Analysts.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Masters degree in related discipline plus 10 to 15 years of directly related experience in a government contracting environment.

Experience working with NAVSEA, Naval Reactors, Strategic Systems Programs and the various submarine shipbuilding vendors.

Experience in contract management within NAVSEA.

Experience overseeing quality control, audit and surveillance programs, business processes, and budgets for naval nuclear propulsion components.

Final SECRET Clearance Required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Expert knowledge of government or other contracting environment relating to technical, scientific and analytic services, and identification of new business opportunities.

Expert knowledge of the defense acquisition process and ability to support customers in the analysis and improvement of acquisition process policy and procedures.

Excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to write and review clear, concise, and easily readable technical correspondence as well as the ability to successfully articulate in oral and written presentations is essential.  

Use of Microsoft Office suite programs:  Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Excellent customer service skills.

U.S. Citizenship

Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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