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Job #: R-00102768
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Intern Non-Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Material Pricing Analyst Intern in Reston, VA or Rockville, MD.

The Procurement & Enterprise Partnerships (P&EP) group at Leidos currently has an opening for an Material Pricing Analyst Intern to work in our Reston, VA or Rockville, MD office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your supply chain, procurement, enterprise technology, and project management expertise to support multiple new business proposals and strategic sourcing initiatives.

This role is a position where you will be gathering customer requirements, overseeing the RFx process, supporting negotiations, and estimating material costs on proposals to win new business for Leidos. Our ideal candidate will be trusted to dive right in and communicate with multiple levels of management.

Other possible job responsibilities associated with this role could include Supplier Management, Business Process Re-Engineering, and Procurement Tool deployments. Due to nature of assignments, up to 10% travel is possible.

As part of the 2023 Procurement Proposal Strategy Intern Project, the Intern will work with P&EP professionals to document the data requirements, ideate on the user experience, and design the user interface of a Microsoft PowerBI dashboard highlighting proposal volume, proposal success ratio, estimating velocity, and cost avoidance. The resulting dashboard(s) will provide Materials & Operations Strategy (M&OS) leadership a view of our support of new business captures and create a view of Leidos’ potential contract pipeline and enable better decision-making capabilities.

The Intern will also be responsible for documenting new business processes with regards to recent corporate acquisitions.

In addition to data analysis project and documenting new processes, the Intern will estimate material costs on proposals as a Material Pricing Analyst (MPA). Specifically, the Intern will work to understand program requirements, engage Leidos suppliers for pricing and solutions, and generate compliant and competitive material cost estimates. The Intern will gain exposure to different functions in the Leidos new business process including Business Development, Pricing, Engineering, and Program Management. Dependent on customer timing, the Intern will have the opportunity to support a high-profile customer Vendor Maintenance Agreement (VMA) proposal.

Other tasks include:
-Responsible for timely and accurate material pricing on proposal efforts.
-Candidate will own the request for quote process, which includes maintaining compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
-Candidate will be responsible for meeting cost savings and avoidance targets so negotiations skills are a must.
-Candidate will conduct data analytics and analyze large data sets to price Bill of Materials (BOM).
-Candidate will be working among a matrixed organization support engineering, program management, and financial functions.

-Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain, logistics, business management, or engineering (or a related field) from an accredited university and/or 1+ years of prior relevant experience
-Equivalent experience/combined current education, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment considered.
-Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook.
-Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel as the team utilizes advanced functions in Excel to conduct data analytics.
-Ability to work in a group environment.
-Strong organization skills and attention to detail
-Strong oral and written communication skills.
-Basic understanding in acquisition of IT Hardware, Software, Cloud, Cyber, and XaaS technologies.
-Basic understanding of creating complex solicitations, supporting proposals, conducting moderate complexity price and cost analysis, negotiating price/cost and price/cost-related terms.
-Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work under tight time constraints.
-The ability to obtain DoD Secret Security Clearance.
-U.S. Citizenship is required.

-3.0 GPA
-Experience in the areas of procurement, pricing or subcontracts, with a demonstrated history of developing RFx’s that comply with the FAR and source selection under tight time constraints with minimal guidance is preferred.
-Basic understanding in acquisition of materials and components, consisting of, but not limited to, non-IT related finished products, raw materials, fabricated parts, electronic components, machines, equipment, and test devices.
-Demonstrated experience or interest in data analytics, building business intelligence dashboards, IT project management.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $36,400.00 - $56,000.00 - $75,600.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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