Kaman Corporation

Sr. Proposal Pricing Analyst

Location : Location US-CT-Middletown
Requisition ID
Kaman Aerospace
# of Openings
Posted Date
1 week ago(4/1/2021 3:20 PM)


Under direction of the Proposals Team Leader/Manager, is responsible for preparing pricing proposals in accordance with the Kaman’s Cost Estimating System Manual and applicable US Government Cost & Accounting and FAR Standards

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare price proposal data, providing maximum visibility to all technical and financial data.
  • Develop milestones with functional departments, depicting scheduling of support data submittals.
  • Oversee and assume responsibility for the entire preparation of proposal cost volume to include the generation of cost/pricing data, internal price reviews and approvals, and assist Contracts Management with the proposal submittal and negotiations for programs of significant scope and complexity.
  • Ensure all pricing estimates are auditable and in accordance with the company’s and applicable U.S. Government Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Analyze requirements of new assignments; Provide coordination and technical guidance of activities.
  • Review work at various stages of completion to assure required progress toward meeting target dates and acceptable quality of completed work. Recognize potential problem situations; initiate or recommend action to prevent or resolve such situations.
  • Coordinate preparation of proposals with all functional departments, giving attention to the continual improvement of procedures and practices which will facilitate the exchange of information.
  • Be cognizant of potentially useful or pertinent reports, schedules and data available in all other departments to support the proposal generation and maintain liaison to assure compliance with this requirement.
  • Assist in contract negotiations, on regular basis, accompanying Contracts personnel to explain, discuss, and/or justify the bid.
  • Lead any customer and/or DCAA audits/ fact find discussions, as required, to explain discuss, and/or justify bid. Complete the proposal sweep process upon completion of negotiations.
  • Work with all support functions to develop, maintain, and manage proposal schedules outlining the impending work requirements and key milestones.
  • Prepare detailed Bill of Material (BOM) and populate the BOM with associated procurement history. Estimate the direct labor hours for all items on the BOM.
  • Request quotations through Supply Chain (with sufficient definition) for all outside services and material dollars.
  • Estimate and develop: manufacturing touch labor, engineering support labor, manufacturing support labor, tooling, test equipment, travel, other direct costs (ODCs) as well as any applicable support labor ratios and material allowance/scrap factors.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline
  • 7 to 10 years related experience
  • Must qualify as a U.S. person as defined by the International Traffic in Arms regulations (ITAR) in order to access export controlled technology.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel
  • Familiarity with MS Access, MS Power Point, MS Word, and Pro-Pricer a Plus


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