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Karishma Maharaj Supply Chain / Contracts Specialist

Karishma Maharaj

Salisbury, MD • (443) 735-7009 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • LinkedIn | Karishma Maharaj

Supply Chain Specialist Profile

Highly strategic, analytical, and resourceful professional with proven expertise in providing exceptional reporting data, strategically optimize workflows, key administrative tasks support to customers, and reporting requested products and services, ensuring smooth workflow of operations. Well adapt to compile and analyze necessary data to support comprehensive reports on cost, budget, status and proposals, ensuring alignment with customer requirements. Proficient in sourcing, negotiating, awarding, and documenting purchases for materials, services, and supplies, optimizing cost-effectiveness. Track record of confirming strict adherence to customer requirements, including government regulations, public law, and company policies and procedures.
• Committed to supporting early supplier identification and engagement for new business pursuits, employing source selection techniques, such as best value and strategic approaches.
• Skilled in utilizing outstanding risk mitigation tactics to offer valuable insights into supplier risks and opportunity analysis for early capture, guaranteeing informed decisions regarding new supplier partnerships.
• Repeated success in planning and organizing events, managing diaries, conducting and participating in meetings, and strengthening long-term business relationships with clients/staff.
Core Competencies
Logistics & ProcurementNegotiationAdministrative SupportProcess ImprovementSales & MarketingReporting & DocumentationClient Service ExcellenceSupplier Relationship ManagementCross-Functional LiaisonRisk Assessment & Mitigation Supply Chain Optimization Quality Assurance Technology Integration | Accounts Payables and Receivables| Federal Acquisition Regulations| Federal Proposal Management and Writing

Education & Professional Development
Master’s Degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Florida International University
Writing and Managing Federal Proposals, Shipley Associates
Green Belt Training & Certification, Go Lean Six Sigma
Bachelor of Business Operations and Management, Seminole State College
Associate in arts Degree, Business Management, Valencia College
Business Specialist Certificate, Valencia College
Technology Expertise: Microsoft Office Suite | QuickBooks | SAP | Arena Simulation Software | POS | Visio | Phorests | ERP System| Sales Force | Magaya | Mercury Gate | SPSS| SharePoint
Professional Experience


Contracts Specialist • 2022 to Present • Amentum Services Inc. • Arlington, VA
Steer optimal management of key administrative tasks, including collecting and meticulously analyzing data, ensuring the careful upkeep of historical records, and consistently refreshing and enhancing contractual information within information management systems. Participate in conducting contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment per company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Play a pivotal role in proposal preparation as an integral team member, with a focus on reviewing contract terms and risks, contributing to pricing strategies, and aiding the PMO (Program Management Office) in devising risk mitigation strategies for proposal submissions. Complete key administrative tasks, including preparing and updating reports and attending data calls to deliver clear answers. Contribute to evaluating contract performance, making informed recommendations regarding contract amendments or extensions, and ensuring full compliance with contractual obligations.
• Increased the Closeout process by 67% through ongoing process improvement while leading a Tiger team specifically for Task Order Closeout with all functional departments.
• Administered an IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity) Contract with over 300 task orders and more than 2,000 TGLs (Technical Guidance Letters) with precision and dedication; managed multiple awards of diverse contract types on daily basis.
• Collaborated closely with the Operations and Business Management teams to vigilantly monitor, assess, and accurately report project cost, schedule, risks, and opportunities both internally and externally.
• Cultivated and sustained exceptional customer relations, fostering both internal and external partnerships, as well as participated in development of astute business strategies for seizing new opportunities such as firm fixed price proposals.
• Scheduled various training sessions regarding contract practices and negotiations in coordination with company personnel.
• Managed all proposal efforts including, but not limited to, conducting Kick-off meetings, writing technical proposals, Reviewing Subcontractor Solicitations, analyzing cost models and pricing narratives, and submitting to the government.
• Mitigating all Contractual issues with the Government Contracting officer.
• Support program by increasing communications on Extension NTPs (Notice-to- Proceed) on pre-existing task orders and financial concerns such as under-funding of Task Orders.

Contracts Administrator • 2021 to 2022 • Amentum Services Inc. • Arlington, VA
Compile and analyze data, maintain historical information, and continually update contractual records in information management systems. Ensure contract compliance and contract administration; establish and maintain excellent customer relations, both internally and externally; and help with business strategies for new business opportunities. Prepare risk assessments and advise management of contractual rights, obligations, and risks. Review contractual documents for agreement and enter data into the database. Provide surge support and assistance to other ILS (International Logistics Support) portfolios and/or corporate initiatives as required. Assist with evaluating contract performance to determine the necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts and compliance with contractual obligations. Assist in training about contract practices and negotiations with company personnel. Simultaneously administer multiple awards of varied contract types day-to-day.
• Lead Administrative duties of an IDIQ Contract with over 300 task orders and over 2,000 Technical Guidance Letters (TGLS).
• Managed proper tracking of orders/Contractual documents such as CDRLs, RFP trackers, and FFP awards.
• Conducted fixed-price contract kick-off meetings, ensuring all operational, compliance, and FAR requirements were met.
• Support data calls from the Director of Contracts and PMO leadership
• Increased the Closeout process by 30% from the prior option year.
• Submit Quarterly Property Reports to the government customers.
• Responsible for approving and distributing meeting minutes during the monthly contract meetings.
• Compile and update applicable fields for various contracts for our weekly SITREPS (Situational Reports) to be submitted to the Director of Contracts.

Operations Coordinator • 2019 to 2019 • Shallamars Hair Solutions • Orlando, FL
Managed day-to-day salon functions, from creating and organizing best-in-class customer service plans to monitoring logistics and inventories. Maximized productivity and efficiency of sales operations through multitasking and task prioritization skills. Liaised with senior management and staff members to streamline business processes while complying with regulations.
• Bolstered sales by 10% by facilitating customers with current trends and professional product recommendations.
• Kept proper track of orders and maintained an appropriate inventory level to ensure a smooth flow of operations.
• Expedited work results and scheduled all administrative projects to meet and exceed all operational requirements.
• Efficiently handled sales, refunds, and exchanges and aligned ongoing operations with strategic company goals.
• Addressed and resolved high-conflict customer complaints by investigating problems and implementing solutions.
• Maintained a safe environment for co-workers and customers by enforcing safety and accountability practices.
• Consistently supervised salon employees and CSRs to ensure delivery of high-quality service.
• Organized enriching training sessions for employees to bring innovation and service improvement.

Additional Experience.
CapTel Service Specialists, Orlando, FL • Captioning Specialist | Performed captioning functions for CapTel call center, sustaining high-level quality standards for accuracy and speed and resolving technical issues on calls.
Law Offices of Damian G. Waldman, Seminole, FL • Intern | Provided dynamic administrative support to attorneys and shared valuable recommendations relevant to client cases complying with legal regulations.