Description: Responsible for the development of adequate and timely material cost estimates in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) requirements and Corporate Estimating Guidelines using supplier quotes, price agreements, price history, engineering estimates and applies appropriate analysis techniques to adjust for quantity and timeframe differences. Serves as a mentor within a team of estimators to support the first line manager in ensuring estimates are completed in a timely and adequate manner, with quality of work being of most importance. Leads the strategy associated with negotiating with U.S. Government and participating in customer audits, acting as the subject matter expert for the material estimate. Contributes to the generation of innovative process improvements and develops solutions to complex problems.
The position requires interface with all functional groups (Operations, Program Management, Engineering, Finance and Sourcing) to fully understand ground rules as well as participate in management reviews, customer fact-finding, and government audits to support the basis of estimates.
Candidate must be knowledgeable on bills of materials, indentured parts lists, material costing, sloping and escalating, and the DoD sourcing environment.
Candidate must be largely self-sufficient in daily responsibilities and comfortable to work with multiple deadlines and changing needs while communicating professionally to Senior Managers.
Candidate should have experience with material estimating techniques, understand bill of material structures and have knowledge of the proposal process.
Strong Excel skills are a necessary strength as are analytical skills.
The preferred candidate should have a Digital Transformation Mindset.
Candidate must also be extremely detailed oriented, a strong communicator (verbal and written) and very well organized.
Master problem solving skills.
Excellent business acumen and ability to make business based decisions.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Ability to work with all levels of management.
Ability to coach and mentor other less experienced personnel.
Ability to work remotely: Full-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work remotely full time at a location other than a Lockheed Martin designated office/job site. Employees may travel to a Lockheed Martin office for periodic meetings.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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Lockheed Martin is led by Jim Taiclet, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
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