Small Business Specialist

Key Role:
Assist with Booz Allen proposal efforts where a small business subcontracting plan or small business participation plan or commitment document is required. Develop contract dashboard by account, including briefing to leadership, client staff, and the acquisition team. Administer the development and monitoring of the Mentor-Protégé program with internal stakeholders. Analyze existing and potential small business teaming partners for inclusion on proposal efforts and existing contracts. Participate in and travel to trade shows, conferences, and meetings with government small business offices and collect information on capable companies. Work to achieve and implement specific performance goals for subcontract awards to small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned and Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority institutions. Leverage awareness of changes in government regulations and develop recommendations regarding company policies and practices pertaining to small businesses.

Basic Qualifications:

-6+ years of experience with working in a supplier diversity or small business office

-6+ years of experience with creating small business subcontracting plans and supporting the requirements of a small business participation plan or commitment document

-6+ years of experience with proposal support or proposal operations

-2+ years of experience as a subcontract administrator

-Experience with federal government reporting requirements and agency ad hoc requests, including eSRS, ICeSRS, and USPS

-Experience as lead point of contact for a small business compliance review

-Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and individual agency acquisition processes, regulations and principles, includingFAR 19.7 and 52.219-9

-Knowledge of the DoD Mentor-Protégé program and SBA All Small program

-Ability to travel out-of-town and locally to participate in trade shows independently, as necessary approximately 10% - 15% of the time

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-Knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

-Ability to develop professional relationships with leadership, client staff, peers, subcontractors, and customers

-Ability to develop a deck presentation with minimal supervision or guidance and present to both small and large internal and external audiences

-Ability to work in databases and apply search processes to finding information on small businesses

-Ability to continually interface with people on the phone, at trade shows, in meetings, and other places as well as internally

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Possession of excellent interpersonal skills

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