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  • $78,920

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What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At Caci International

* Leads contractor performance assessment research and reviews; performs price and proposal costs analysis.
* Takes lead role in providing contract management, assessment of contractor cost, schedule and technical performance or program budget analysis and control, including coordination with appropriate agencies.
* Prepares associated documentation including acquisition plans, source selection plans, test and evaluation master plans, requests for proposal, requests for grants and other transaction proposals and associated determinations and justifications required by statute or policy.
* In source selection process, leads contractor performance assessment research and reviews.
* Performs price and proposal costs analysis and coordinates with appropriate agencies on technical evaluations, rate agreements and Cost Accounting Standards issues or material management system approvals.
* Manages and administers complex contracts for research and development or major weapons systems.
* Is expert in the use of automated source selection tools and can adapt the tool to the particular circumstances of the acquisition.
* Uses automated systems for contract writing and reporting.
* Performs independent research on statutes and directives.
* Understands all integrated aspects of acquisition cycle from basic research to production and test.
* Provides creative leadership from knowledge of industry best practices and most current developments in acquisition.
* Provides regular reporting to senior management on acquisition issues

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At at&T

* Perform in a principal role of supporting the govt program management team with all acquisition management tasks, including development of program strategy, planning and contract proposals.
* Prepare Acquisition Plans (AP), Acquisition Strategies (AS), Sole Source Justifications & Approval (J&A) and other acquisition related documents.
* Prepare all sections of the govt Request for Proposal (RFP) for both sole source and competitive contracts.
* Prepare contract modifications for all program branches.
* Participate in the evaluation of vendor proposals and prepare Technical Advisory Reports (TARs).
* Interface between the Program Office and Procurement Contracting Officers (PCO), contract specialists, resource sponsors, technical/design agents (field activities, R&D agencies, test facilities, vendors) and other govt agencies.
* Research and prepare Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) as a timeline for all contracting actions

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At Microsoft Corporation

* This position contributes to the network strategy and planning team for Microsoft's online services infrastructure.
* Network planners must interact closely with outside vendors to design, develop, and deliver assets for fiber, collocation, peering, and data services across the world.
* Share knowledge of global networks, technical expertise, and strategic analysis skills in addition to strong negotiation, collaboration, and delivery capabilities.
* This role requires dynamic personalities who can work successfully in a diverse environment.
* Roles & Responsibilities
* Lead project initiatives for cloud infrastructure build-outs
* Collaborate with internal teams to identify and define strategic initiatives to meet expansion and cost reduction needs
* Build strategic relationships with vendors and industry experts
* Determine specific routes and deals that meet our requirements
* Identify opportunities for partnership or expansion
* Own and drive commercial and contractual negotiations with vendors to acquire infrastructure
* Communicate progress internally and collaborate with network deployment teams

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At Veterans Management Services Inc.

* Successful performance of the acquisition support tasks listed below requires a wide variety of associated activity including research, analysis, data entry, writing, document preparation, editing, scanning, document management, copying, phone calls, faxing, filing, and other activities as necessary to complete the tasks assigned.
* a) Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards, and procedures; development of cost/price estimates; construction of quality assurance surveillance plans; review and finalization of customer-supplied statements of work; interacting with potential product and service providers; establishment of acquisition milestones.
* b) Supporting the solicitation process, including preparation and publishing of market research requests, pre-solicitation notices/synopses, requests for quotation, invitations for bids and requests for proposals; communications with vendors; development and publishing of solicitation amendments; tracking, updating and compliance with acquisition milestones.
* c) Supporting evaluation of offers, including review of vendor submissions to determine compliance with solicitation requirements; analysis of proposals to recommend establishment of competitive ranges; analysis of offers to support development of negotiation strategies and objectives; research to determine vendor responsibility and suitability for award; price/cost analysis; interacting with customers to ensure proper technical proposal analysis.
* d) Supporting the award process, including preparation of award documents, clearances, compliance checks, data management in both VA and other Federal Government systems including the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), and notifications to offerors.
* e) Contract administration support, including processing background checks, review of contractor performance; development of contract modifications; investigation of contract discrepancies; review of contractor billing and other submissions; contract file maintenance including scanning/indexing/uploading of contract documents into the Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS).
* f) Contract close-out support, including preparation of releases of claims and other documentation; review of final payments; archival of records

What Does An Acquisition Specialist Do At Vencore

* This contract supports the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
* NESDIS is responsible for the procurement of new flight and ground systems and the modification of existing systems needed to operate the satellites, and to collect, process, distribute, and store satellite data for the nation’s civilian environmental satellite (spacecraft and sensor) program.
* These systems include computers, communications, Radio Frequency (RF) equipment and the associated hardware and software, as well as build, maintain and upgrade the physical infrastructure (e.g., facilities) supporting the satellite missions.
* NESDIS is also responsible for performing similar work on cooperative missions with other United States government agencies, foreign governments, and organizations.
* NESDIS is responsible for the IT architecture and security of their computer systems processing environmental data, and supporting both operational and administrative functions.
* The NESDIS organizations are responsible for program level management activities for these satellite missions.
* Government managers are responsible for the entire environmental satellite program or for portions thereof, including coordinating activities within the various NOAA/NESDIS organizations and with NOAA’s National and International partners.
* NESDIS is also responsible for planning for future satellites, instruments and products, and annual satellite program budgets

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Acquisition Specialist Career Paths

Acquisition Specialist
Acquisitions Manager Business Developer Business Development Manager
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Contract Specialist Contracts Manager
Contracts Director
12 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive Sales Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Broker Business Development Manager Supply Chain Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Program Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Acquisitions Manager Senior Project Manager Business Developer
Marketing/Business Development
8 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Territory Manager Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager Contracts Administrator
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Contract Specialist Senior Subcontract Administrator
Subcontracts Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Broker Project Manager Senior Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Acquisition Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

48.5%

Male

48.3%

Unknown

3.2%
Ethnicity

White

59.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

13.6%

Asian

7.3%

Unknown

4.2%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.0%

French

10.0%

Portuguese

5.0%

German

5.0%

Japanese

5.0%

Russian

3.3%

Czech

3.3%

Mandarin

3.3%

Italian

3.3%

Sami

1.7%

Chinese

1.7%

Greek

1.7%

Igbo

1.7%

Yoruba

1.7%

Dari

1.7%

Slovak

1.7%

Hindi

1.7%

Polish

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%
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Acquisition Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.3%

Strayer University

8.6%

University of Maryland - University College

6.7%

Webster University

6.1%

Defense Acquisition University

6.1%

Michigan State University

6.1%

George Washington University

5.5%

George Mason University

5.5%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.7%

University of Georgia

3.7%

Florida State University

3.7%

Liberty University

3.7%

Northeastern University

3.7%

Villanova University

3.1%

Brigham Young University

3.1%

Sullivan University

3.1%

College of Southern Maryland

3.1%

Pennsylvania State University

3.1%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

3.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

40.0%

Marketing

7.4%

Management

6.9%

Finance

5.3%

Psychology

4.6%

Accounting

4.3%

Human Resources Management

3.0%

English

2.8%

General Studies

2.6%

Real Estate

2.6%

Political Science

2.3%

Economics

2.1%

Communication

2.1%

Information Technology

2.1%

Computer Science

2.0%

Elementary Education

2.0%

Electrical Engineering

2.0%

Project Management

2.0%

Education

2.0%

Health Care Administration

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.5%

Masters

22.3%

Other

21.5%

Associate

7.3%

Certificate

3.9%

Doctorate

2.6%

License

1.1%

Diploma

0.8%
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Real Acquisition Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Seismic Acquisition Specialist BP America Inc. Houston, TX May 17, 2011 $151,000 -
$174,300
Mass Acquisitions Specialist Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 01, 2011 $106,000
Mergers & Acquisition Specialist Riverstone Resources LLC Manchester, NH May 05, 2014 $78,030
Data Acquisition Specialist O.C. Tanner Company Salt Lake City, UT May 03, 2013 $78,000
Data Acquisition Specialist Edifice Information Management Systems, Inc. Riverdale, NJ Oct 01, 2009 $78,000
Data Acquisition Specialist O.C. Tanner Company Salt Lake City, UT May 03, 2010 $78,000
Marketing, User Acquisition Specialist Concur Technologies, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 29, 2016 $75,000
Customer Acquisition Specialist Encyclopaedia Britannica Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2011 $50,000
Textile Acquisition Specialist Cameron Industries, Inc. New York, NY Oct 02, 2009 $43,000
Data Acquisition Specialist/Programmer Viper Drill, LLC Lake Charles, LA May 15, 2016 $42,262
Data Acquisition Specialist/Programmer Power Hydraulics LLC Lake Charles, LA Aug 25, 2013 $38,923
Acquisition Specialist American Optical Services LLC San Diego, CA Jan 10, 2014 $36,105

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Top Skills for An Acquisition Specialist

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  1. Procedures
  2. Proposals
  3. Purchase
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conferred with vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchase procedures, product specifications, manufacturing capabilities and project status.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and evaluated contractor-developed artifacts including contract proposals, System Requirement Specifications, progress reports and financial reports.
  • Develop and issue solicitations for mac and micro-purchases and simplified acquisition requirements.
  • Chaired contract negotiations to lower costs without sacrificing the quality of delivered product.
  • Provided phone technical support to those merchants experiencing POS terminal programming or processing errors.

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