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Parsons Corporation Supplier Diversity Specialist. in Centreville, Virginia

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Job Description:

Supplier Diversity Specialist-Parsons Service Company

You see the trees and the forest

What some may consider a small oversight can cause a major work problem. That's why we need a keen observer like you who notes the out-of-place crack before it spreads into a disastrous gap. You have a meticulous work ethic, founded on attention to every element of a situation. We hold your skills in high esteem and can't wait to hear from you.

Ready to put your skills to work on Technical or Engineering projects? Are you great with people and have willingness to work hard to get the job done? Parsons is seeking a candidate with a desire to enhance the fabric of our community.

Role:

Assists in implementation of Parsons Supplier Diversity initiatives. Supports the Director, Supplier Diversity to promote utilization of a diverse supplier base across Parson Federal and commercial markets. The position may require engagement in the procurement and subcontracting process as well as support of new and existing business requirements. The incumbent at this level has experience and can work independently to promote compliance with client and corporate requirements. A willingness to travel to a subcontractor's facility or for Outreach events may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares recommended source lists of qualified subcontractors, drawing upon their past performance experience.

  • Assist in preparation of Request for Proposals and verifies accuracy and completeness of the Supplier Diversity or Small Business provisions in proposal packages. Interfaces with affected groups to clarify and ensure that all necessary data has been included.

  • Validates business size status on potential and existing suppliers.

  • Develop and/or assist with development of Subcontracting Plans including percentages and dollar goals for participation of SB concerns for Federal Agency contracts, proposals, and modifications.

  • Reviews subcontract documents and amendments, including identification and inclusion of flow-down requirements from the prime contract. Ensures that terms and conditions will be appropriate for small business or supplier diversity initiatives. .

  • Prepares reports and contractual correspondence for project management and client. Maintains accurate tracking records tailored to the utilization of diversity suppliers.

  • Data collection and analysis. Maintains and updates records for potential internal and client audits. .

  • Coordination and participation in Outreach (trade fairs, networking events, etc).

  • Response and disposition of inquiries from diversity suppliers interested in working with Parsons.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate

  • Travels to a subcontractor's facility or for Outreach events may be required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Political Science (or related field) and typically 4+ years of related work experience involving typical procurement activities, including subcontracting.

  • A working knowledge of Federal acquisition processes and regulations is required, particularly knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations as related to Small and Socioeconomic business programs

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Working knowledge of PC software packages typically associated with procurement

  • Ability to effectively navigate corporate relationships at all levels.

  • US Citizenship

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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