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Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:The Small Business Group in the Purchasing Department is responsible for promoting Socioeconomic Programs (often referred to as Supplier Diversity), assisting purchasing personnel, contract compliance reporting, and interacting with Federal agencies.Objectives of this Role:Specialist/Senior Specialist position to support implementing Purchasing Small Business (SB) Diversity Goals for SwRI to further SwRIs' supplier diversity initiatives.Provide guidance on Compliance and Small Business regulation and how it affects Purchasing daily transactions.Help plan, conduct and promote Outreach events with related associations and organizations.Collaborate with purchasing buyers on applicable solicitations to ensure adequate involvement of Small Businesses.Support requirements and processes to monitor and measure against goals.Monitor lower-tier subcontract reporting process, to include coordination with purchasing and tracking subcontractor submittals and performance.Assist with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Program auditsComplete the reporting process for reports required by client contracts (e.g., Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), compiling, approving and filing ISRs, SF294s and SSRs for small business reporting.Develop and conduct training for internal employees and departments.Monitor updates to and comply with all laws, rules, and regulations.Review Small Business (SB) Subcontracting Plans, and review and advise on Small Business Participation Plans for proposal efforts.Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:Develops working knowledge of SBs, their capabilities and other relevant information.Assists in monitoring subcontracting performance to achieve overall subcontracting plan goals.Assists in providing training on reporting, subcontracting plans, SB resources, tools and processesCollaborate with business development and proposal teams to support proposal efforts including helping identify companies in various small business categories; help create, write, and modify Small Business Subcontracting Plans and Participation Plans in deadline-driven environment.Run, extract, and analyze subcontract data and reports to assist various departments.Provides assistance with proposal development, including writing, editing, and reviewing small business participation plans.Assists in monitoring subcontracting performance to achieve goals.Provide support to Project teams in relation to client socio-economic initiatives.Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, work efficiently under minimal supervision, work well as part of a team or individually, and actively participate in a fast-paced and challenging area.Assists with the development and monitoring of Mentor-Prot--g-- relationships and Joint Venture partnerships.Participates in special projects as required and performs all other position-related duties as assigned or requested.Requirements:Requires a Bachelors in Business or related. Master's Degree a plus.3-10 years: Professional experience in U.S. Federal Small Business Program, supply chain, auditing, process improvement, training, event planning, or related experience required. Experience with government requirements, primarily FAR/DFARS preferred, including FAR Pt 12 & 19.3-10 years: Previous direct experience in small business outreach and development. Experience supporting Gov't audits. Experience with Mentor Protege programs. Experience in planning and managing trade show events and conferences. Experience writing Small Business Subcontracting Plans3-10 years: Experience in purchasing, preferably with a government contractor. Experience submitting FFATA reports, ISRs, and SSRs in the FSRS/eSRS Government systems. Ability to work in databases and apply search processes in finding information on small businesses.3-10 years: Strong computer skills and excellent working knowledge of MS Word, Excel & PPt. Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written. Strong attention to detail. Exceptional organizational, prioritization, and time management. Excellent people,marketing,communication skills.A valid/clear driver's license is required.PDN-99273fff-7205-4bb1-9905-d4be6035ed68

Keywords: Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio , SPECIALIST - SR. SPECIALIST - PURCHASING SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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