CAPA Proposal Analyst in Santa Ana, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/27/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CAPA Proposal Analyst

Develops and submits compliant Cost or Pricing Data (CoPD) proposal inputs to our customers. They will work with multiple locations in support of major proposal efforts that require Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) compliant proposals per FAR 15.408. In addition, they develop, plan and schedule compliant and compelling proposals in response to solicitation (i.e., RFP, RFI, RFQ, ROM, etc.) specifications.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Job Summary

  • Develops Certified Cost or Pricing Data and/or Other than Cost or Pricing Data submittals with all supporting data.
  • Responsible for reviewing and negotiating Ts & Cs.
  • Interprets and ensures all contract flow-downs are understood throughout the process and personnel. Ensuring compliance in our proposals.
  • Manages proposal schedules and deadlines, develops proposal artifacts and supporting artifacts such as proposal outline, compliance matrix, storyboard plan, and delivery plan.
  • Ensures 100% on-time delivery of compliant and compelling proposals on all assigned opportunities
  • Makes sound and accurate judgments based on previous knowledge; interpret detailed and sometimes poorly defined information
  • Review all labor, material and Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) estimates together with rate structures and budgets for each bid
  • Assess RFQs with bid/no bid designations utilizing appropriate analyses to support those decisions; utilizes established competitive guidelines and strategy specifications
  • Collaborates and partners with other functional groups (e.g. SC, ENG, Ops, etc.) to gather data; assess quote requirements and fulfill quote requirements
  • Communicates timely and effectively with all customers to build relationships and understand contract requirements
  • Remains updated on all FAR/DFAR requirements
  • Supports Government; Customer; SOX; 3rd Party and internal audits as required.
  • Updates and assists in creating standard work and processes.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of FAR 15 and related FAR/ DFAR requirements
  • Knowledge of TINA thresholds and requirements
  • Experience with US Defense programs and proposals; understanding of Ts & Cs
  • Experience leading proposals efforts and coordinating all activities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for effective interface with management, vendors, and customers on program and technical aspects, issues and periodic reviews
  • Works well with all levels of the organization, up to and including senior management
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment
  • High level of initiative; ability to perform work with minimal supervision and instruction
  • Strong computational skills and analytical skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and understand technical reports, data, drawings, etc.
  • Planning and organization skills—prioritization, resource allocation, multi-tasking
  • Must have intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Thorough working knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities; technical knowledge to understand electronics manufacturing
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work with a high level of accuracy

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in proposals / quoting; preferably in an electronics manufacturing environment; five (5) years preferred.
  • 1-2 years of CAPA quoting/ contracts experience preferred

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