acquisition specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Detail oriented and results driven Acquisition Specialist with extensive data analysis and contract negotiation talents. Organized professional offering over 24 years of experience overseeing status and progression of contracts while ensuring compliance. Enhanced contract monitoring process by developing contract and vendor databases. Adept in creating and enforcing service level agreements, confirming terms conform with stated timelines.

  • Budgeting
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Vendor relations
  • Purchasing
  • Spreadsheet management
  • Typing 40 WPM
  • Records management
  • Database Management
  • Information Verification
  • Bookkeeping
  • Data Entry Verification
  • Effective Communicator
  • Microsoft Office Suite
Work History
Acquisition Specialist, 01/1997 - 03/2008
Department Of Defense Boerne, TX,
  • Primary responsibilities included researching, planning, analyzing, soliciting, negotiating, evaluating, awarding, managing, administering, and closing out acquisitions above $100,000.00 for The Industrial
  • Lant Equipment (IPE) Division
  • I administered and executed contract awards by assuring adherence to the guidelines set forth by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, (FAR) Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR), Defense Supply Center Acquisition Procedures, (DSCAP), and other local directives
  • I performed pre and post award tasks, from acquisition planning to contract close out
  • I applied guidelines and procedures set forth in FAR 12 (Commercial Procedures)
  • I assisted other team members in the procurement process to meet organizational goals
  • I assumed the duties of contracting officer and acting supervisor in the absence of initial supervisor
  • I reviewed purchase requests
  • I performed market research for sources of supplies and services
  • I applied guidelines set forth by the FAR, DFAR, DSCAP, and other local directives to ensure policy adherence
  • I consulted with team members (i.e
  • Supply, Technical, and
  • Uality) concerning acquisition plans and procurement strategy
  • I analyzed contracting issues and identify appropriate courses of action
  • I determined availability of sources in terms of competition and potential contractors
  • I established and submitted solicitation packages and proposed contract awards to acquisition review panel for approval to include SBA, Contracting Officer, Competition Advocate, Contract Review
  • Ffice, and Procurement Director
  • I conducted price analysis on offered prices
  • I evaluated proposals to determine best value
  • I negotiated complex procurement requirements
  • I prepared findings, determinations, and analyses in various written formats such as Pre-negotiation Briefing Memorandum,
  • Rice Negotiation Memorandum, Executive Summary, Determination of Contractor Responsibility, and other comprehensive reports
  • I administered awarded contracts
  • I facilitated and conducted pre-solicitation, pre-proposal, and post award conferences
  • I planned and developed briefing strategies
  • I provided guidance to technical, quality, and supply personnel involved in the development of the statement of work or data requirements
  • I planned the procurement action with technical, legal, and contract pricing personnel
  • I served as senior buyer/administrator and Contracting Officer for associate buyers/administrators.
Contract Specialist, 04/2008 - Current
Terran Orbital Mclean, VA,

  • Develops acquisition strategy involving previous history, market conditions and specifications or technical data packages, as well as reviewing Sourcing Strategy recommendations
  • In my current role, I determine contract type, method of solicitation, and sources to be solicited
  • I check for adequacy of item description, previous contracts, requirement for option, and appropriate mailing list
  • This position coordinates set- asides with the Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Office (SADBU)
  • I prepare and issue solicitations with appropriate clauses, award factors and amendments as required (i.e
  • Requests for Quotes,
  • Nvitations for Bids, and Requests for Proposals)
  • I prepare a summary of offers/bids for review and evaluates and reviews offers/bids to ensure responsiveness and responsibility of offeror/bidder
  • I consider and recommend acquisition plans to achieve socioeconomic goals for small or disadvantaged business, or for businesses in labor surplus areas
  • I obtain and assess information regarding Equal Employment
  • Pportunity (EEO) compliance of potential contractors
  • This role requires me to respond to contractor questions regarding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), DoD and DLA supplements to the FAR, and local procedures
  • I provide explanatory and/or clarifying information/statements for private industry regarding the procurement process
  • I recognize and allow reasonable escalation factors and proposed counter-offers or incentives comparable to the risks inherent with current market conditions
  • If objectives are not met, I return for further consultation with appropriate supply, technical and contracting personnel, and continue with negotiations until objectives are met or satisfactory resolution is achieved
  • I coordinate negotiated procurement plans with technical, legal, and pricing personnel.
Data Entry Operator (Part Time/ Seasonal), 04/2021 - 11/2021
22nd Century Staffing (VA Dept. Of Taxation) City, STATE,
  • Entered numerical data into databases with speed and accuracy using 10-key pad
  • Efficiently enters data typing 40 WPM
  • Utilized KFI software to obtain batches and accurately processed and keyed all documents
  • Kept optimal quality levels to prevent critical errors and support team performance targets
  • Evaluated source documents to locate information needed for each data entry field
  • Built rapport relationships with supervisors and other colleagues
Bachelors of Science: Business Administration, Expected in
Lincoln University - Philadelphia, PA
Status -
Additional Information
  • AWARDS: , Performance Awards: 04/05, 03/05, 04/04, 08/04, 03/03, 04/03, 08/02, 08/01, 05/01 07/00, 06/00, 08/99, 03/98, 05/97 Special Award: 05/02, 11/01, 08/01 JOB-RELATED, CERIFICATES AND LICENSES: , Acquisition Personnel Certification – Level II – November 25, 1996 Appointed Warrant Amount $500,000.00 – August 28, 2000 Eligibility: ICTAP OPM/DEU Consideration: Yes Highest pay grade held: GS-11

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