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Subcontract Analyst III - Federal

CenturyLink, Inc Herndon, VA

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

Job Summary

We are in the process of filling open positions for the combined company following CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 Communications. All qualified candidates who express interest by submitting an application to an open posting will be considered. However, based on business needs, preference may be given to internal applicants on certain positions. We still welcome, and encourage, all application submissions while we continue our integration process.  Internal applicants are current, active CenturyLink employees, including Level 3 employees who have transitioned to CenturyLink as part of the acquisition. 


Support all aspects of pre- award and potentially post-award subcontract management in the Federal Market, including teaming strategy, proposal reviews, and negotiation in a fast-paced business environment. Provide strategy, advice, counsel, and recommendations to internal staff and potential subcontractors on procurement issues. Assist with the identification and formulation of teaming strategies, negotiate teaming and nondisclosure agreements and develop subcontracting terms pre-award to facilitate accelerated awards based on customer requirements. Negotiate and ensure that vendor selection is consistent with company compliance requirements with respect to FAR Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) requirements.  Have knowledge and experience with Supply Chain Risk Management issues and can assist in developing enforcement mechanisms throughout the supply chain.  Works closely with peers of other functions such as program management, engineering, sales, accounting, and contracts to ensure efficiency in the supply chain.


Job Description

  • 10+ years of supply chain, subcontract administrator experience.
  • Experience with FAR, DFARS, CAS, TINA, and subcontracting best practices.
  • Previous career experience in federal government subcontracting.
  • Experience working on Major IT and Professional Services proposal development.
  • Requires excellent presentation skills to all management levels, both orally and written.
  • Knowledge of contracting and procurement policies and procedures and how to apply them.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in prioritizing multiple tasks, monitoring progress, and managing efforts in order to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with others in a multifunctional team.
  • Experience working in an organization with a Certified Purchasing System.   




  • Lead soliciting and evaluating of vendor bids or proposals through a competitive bidding process.
  • Ensure supply base execution meets stakeholders objectives for cost, schedule, and quality.
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal development activities to include developing RFQs, analysis of responses, and recommendations to the executive leadership team.
  • Participate in or lead subcontract management strategy development and implementation.
  • Provide guidance on subcontract management matters to proposal personnel.
  • Prepare and present internal and external subcontract management presentations.
  • Direct subcontract development process
  • Negotiate and develop any pre-award subcontracts to ensure compliance with government and CTL contracting policy prior to execution.
  • Ensure proper handling of subcontracts, support documentation and related files.
  • Participate in internal audits of the subcontracting process.
  • Develop and modify internal procedures as required.
  • Prepare subcontracting status reports.
  • Develop flowdown matrices of all prime contract provisions and ensure compliance at the subcontract level; report deviations to the leadership and pricing teams to ensure risk management is accurately captured and reported. 
  • Participate as active member in make/buy decisions.
  • Support Subcontract efforts during the capture and proposal stages
  • Ensures achievement of business unit performance metrics as they relate to processing of subcontracts and past orders. 





Bachelors or Equivalent in Finance

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 161551

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

Job Segment: Risk Management, Consulting, Engineer, Program Manager, Supply, Finance, Engineering, Technology, Management, Operations

Job Details

Date Posted November 15, 2019
Date Closes December 15, 2019
Requisition 440470200
Located In Herndon, VA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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