Mathematica is a nationally recognized research organization that conducts social policy studies on health care, disability, education, welfare, nutrition, and related topics. Our mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations.
We are seeking a dynamic and self-starting Pricing Associate to join the proposal support team in our Princeton, NJ or Washington, DC office. As an integral member of the team, you will play an important role in carrying out its mission of ensuring production of high quality proposals that contributes to Mathematica’s success in engaging meaningful work. To that end, we are looking for someone who is ready to take on the following responsibilities:
Prepare business proposals for government and private sector clients
Construct different types of budget presentations in Microsoft Excel that may involve advanced formulas to meet various clients’ requirements
Review and revise budgets to ensure accuracy and that all costs are accounted for
Collaborate with the proposal director and key proposal team members on various aspects of pricing/budgeting as well as business/cost proposal preparation
Communicate with prospective subcontractors to ensure timely receipt of accurate and complete business proposal information
Facilitate final assembly, production, and delivery of proposals
Assist with writing responses to clients’ questions
Assist with developing and implementing the proposal support team’s strategic initiatives
May research and provide pertinent background materials on procurements for senior management to make informed decisions on bidding strategies
May develop project schedules via Microsoft Project
Bachelor's degree in business administration, liberal arts, or related field
Demonstrated experience using the Excel application in preparing budgets and/or manipulating data
At least one year of work and/or internship experience in an office environment preferred
Knowledge of Microsoft Project a plus
Strong organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong critical thinking skills
The ability to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure
The ability to work independently for long periods of time
The flexibility to work overtime as needed
Please attach your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on certain projects. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.