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Highly Experienced Contracting & Acquisition Professional
Acquisition Program Management ~ Sourcing & Solicitation ~ Cost & Price Analysis
Negotiations & Awards ~ Team Leadership ~ Training ~ Contract Administration & Close-out
- Able to support technically complex programs by leveraging proven talents in sourcing, solicitations, acquisitions, negotiating and administering contracts, driving change management, and ensuring strict budget compliance.
- Accomplished at communicating with key stakeholders, and prioritizing initiatives to fuel productivity and achieve or exceed program performance, procurement, and fiscal goals.
Excel at closely monitoring contract performance for compliance with applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, and reporting requirements.
Cultivate, nurture, and maintain cooperative supplier relationships built on reliability, quality, and responsiveness.
Adept at personnel leadership, decision-making, analytical, troubleshooting, and critical thinking.
Possess active Secret Security clearance issued by Department of Defense.
U.S. Army, 1997 to Present
Army Contracting Command Orlando, United States Army Contracting Command, 2015 to Present
Lead Contract Specialist
Manage full range of contract functions within Consolidated Contract Activity for Cyberspace Technology Test program and Unmanned Autonomous Systems Test Program in support of Office of Secretary of Defense Science & Technology Research and Development.
Exhibit advanced expertise in cost/price analysis, issuing solicitations/RFPs, preparing determinations and findings, evaluating proposals, contract negotiations and execution, and the complete spectrum of post-award functions from delivery schedule extensions to price adjustments.
Seamlessly coordinate Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Department of Health and Human Services, and Office of Naval Research on forward price rate agreements and recommendations.
As integral member of Integrated Process Team, join forces with Procurement Contracting Officer, Executing Agent, and Project Coordinators to swiftly resolve funding issues and achieve acquisition milestones.
Closely monitor COR (Contracting Officer Representative) and contractor performance and provide feedback.
Army Contracting Command Orlando, United States Army Contracting Command, 2014 to 2015
Plans and Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge
Systematically oversaw plans and operations contracting for Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Contracting Center.
Formed and implemented operational plans and programs for PEO STRI Contracting Center consisting of five divisions, 183 contracting professionals, and portfolio of 1,600 contracts valued at more than $3B.
Directed contract life cycle milestones process to update PEO STRI leadership and industry partners regarding monthly status of major procurement initiatives.
Participated in coordination, preparation and implementation of Memorandum of Agreement between PEO STRI and Army Contracting Command, and submitted weekly reports to Army Contracting Command headquarters.
Contracting Center, PEO STRI, Orlando, Florida, 2013 to 2014
Spearheaded pre- and post-award procurement activities in direct support of five Project/Product Managers executing contract requirements surpassing $3B+ per year.
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Drafted RFPs and RFQs, critically evaluated proposals, and performed market research to identify resources available in support of PEO STRI.
Administered $70M contract portfolio which included seven task orders essential in providing live, virtual, and constructive training to U.S. and Coalition Forces as part of War Fighter multi-billion dollar IDIQ contract.
411th Contracting Support Brigade, Army Contracting Command, Osan Air Force Base, South Korea, 2011 to 2013
Governed procurement of supplies, services, and minor construction projects in support of Joint, Coalition, and unilateral operations within military operations.
Supported Garuda Shield/Tendon Valiant Exercise 2013 by providing all contingency contracting encompassing services, supplies, and multiple award task order contract acquisitions.
Supervised Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and contractor, processed claims, conducted site visits, tracked payments, and conducted contract close-out functions.
Drafted solicitations, RFPs and RFQs, and defined procurement objectives specific to competition, price range, and set-aside determinations.
Applied strong leadership talents toward training and mentoring contract specialist.
637th Contingency Contracting Team, Army Contracting Command, Anniston Army Depot, Alabama, 2009 to 2011
Oversaw procurement of supplies and services including performing in-depth market research to identify cost-effective resources, and consistently demonstrating exemplary talents in drafting solicitations, RFPs, and RFQs.
Played an integral role in administration of $75M NASCO (Native American Services Corp.) construction contract.
Leveraged Government Purchase Card and Wide Area Work Flow to facilitate prompt contract payments.
Steered $1M acquisition of Information Technology hardware and software refresh within timeline criteria.
Proficiently executed 125 contract actions valued at $1M+ in support of National Training Center.
Resource Management, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, 2007 to 2009
Lead Budget Analyst
Methodically delivered budgetary support, guidance, and fiscal resources including preparation of status of funds reports and Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPRs).
Ensured mission readiness by analyzing, monitoring, and precisely tracking commitments, obligations, and disbursements of ledgers valued at $55M.
Supported year-end close-outs and partnered with Budget Officer in preparation and justification of command budget estimate and execution review.
Concurrently served as Lead Defense Travel Administrator.
Prior roles (1997 2007) included: Finance NCO; Squad Leader; NCOIC In and Out Finance Processing; NCOIC Customer Service; Disbursing Officer; Senior Finance Analyst; and Military Pay Specialist
Master of Education, Leadership Emphasis, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, anticipated graduation Spring 2017
BS, Social Science, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, 2011
Master of Arts, Procurement and Acquisition Management (recently enrolled), Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
DAWIA Level III, II and I in Contracting DAWIA Level I in Program Management
Relevant / Recent Training:
Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) Preparatory Course; Negotiations Techniques;
Business Financial Management; SHARP Certification; Contracting for Decision Makers; Construction Contracting; Cost and Price Analysis; COR Train the Trainer; Senior Leaders Course; Army Acquisition Intermediate Contracting Course
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