Sierra Nevada Corporation Subcontracts Administrator III in Sparks, Nevada


  • Prefer a BA/BS in Related Field. Relevant work experience may substitute for required education.
  • 6+ Years Subcontracts, Contracts, Prime Contracts, Proposal Support or equivalent experience for Administrator III
  • Knowledge of FAR and DFAR requirements
  • Working knowledge of Deltek and/or similar financial accounting / material management systems
  • Comprehensive written, verbal, analytical and general accounting skills
  • Ability to problem solve - applying originality, creativity and initiative
  • Strong skills to plan, organize, multitask, prioritize, and execute assigned workload to meet multiple deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, without losing sight of the big picture
  • Familiar with Supply Chain process
  • Ability to perform Price Analysis and Cost Analysis
  • Must be proficient with MS Office, E-mail systems, and Material Management software

Preferred (Nice to have)

  • Previous experience administering major subcontracts in a defense environment
  • Professional memberships encouraged (i.e. NCMA, ICEAA)
  • Understanding of Receiving and Accounting Principles
  • Experience with DCAA and/or DCMA audits

    • Perform assignments of varying complexity requiring experience in assigned commodities and knowledge of purchasing policy and procedures and experience in subcontract management. Must understand competitive Sourcing Strategies and be able to execute FAR complaint orders.
    • Be able to execute all aspects of a government proposals in a FAR compliant environment
    • Develop Request for proposals and able to understand and justify pricing
    • Coordinate with various other departments including engineering, quality and contracts in order to procure assigned items and protect the interests of SNC
    • Evaluate complex terms and conditions and issue FFP, T&M and Cost Plus type subcontracts
    • Work with Program Managers to establish NDA's, develop qualified sources, request pricing and delivery, competitively select suppliers, document procurement action and place purchase orders/subcontracts
    • Receive requisitions; analyze for quantity, specifications, drawings, and delivery requirements
    • Follow-up with suppliers to ensure delivery schedules and key milestones are achieved
    • Coordinate any changes with Planning and Program Management as appropriate to evaluate impact
    • Ensure assigned purchase orders and subcontracts are closed out properly and in a timely manner
    • Analyze and quickly address any invoice discrepancies
    • Support proposal efforts with Requests for Proposals (RFP) / Request for Quotes (RFQ)
    • Develop alternate sources, ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality, and competitive pricing
    • Consolidate requirements and utilize the most suitable method of purchasing such as purchase order, subcontract, blanket purchase order or supplier stocking arrangement
    • Maintain subcontract and purchase order files in audit ready condition
    • Maintain data in MRP and procurement systems
    • Advise management of market conditions and supplier base activity, which could affect pricing, and or future availability
    • Gain familiarity with the end use of assigned commodities, leading to the possibility of finding alternative materials or sources
    • Evaluate suppliers through methods such as supplier visitations and various objective performance measurements, including on-time delivery, service performance, and price performance

    • Manage program centered subcontracts from negotiations through placement, program execution and close-out
    • Identify, mitigate and resolve risks/issues while facilitating subcontractor performance in a subcontract management team environment
    • Assist with development, maintenance and updates of program specific contractual requirements including subcontract structure, specifications, interface control documents, software requirement documents, test plans/procedures, quality requirements, Statements of Work (SOWs), terms and conditions, payment terms, milestone payment plans, data and hardware deliverable requirements, project/deliverable schedules and RFP's
    • Manage and evaluate all data deliverables for compliance/completeness and leading approval of these data deliverables in coordination with engineering, quality and the program office
    • Analyzing critical cost, technical and schedule aspects of proposals paying special attention to price and any exceptions to terms, the SOW, the Spec or any other key requirements: then establish negotiation targets with PM and engineering teams with prioritized list of cost, schedule and technical requirements to trade to meet targets.


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to obtain U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Minority / Female / Disability / Vet