Los Alamos National Laboratory Mission Operations Procurement Team Leader (Procurement Specialist 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join our team!
The Acquisition Services Management (ASM) Division is looking for an experienced, highly motivated individual to lead the delivery of services within the ASM Division. The ASM Division provides procurement services to the laboratory. This posting is for Procurement Specialist 4 position in the ASM Mission Operations (ASM-MO) Group, reporting to the ASM-MO Group Leader.
The selected candidate will serve as a technical expert, and will perform subcontract awards, administration and closeout activities in accordance with the Laboratory’s approved procurement system. As a senior procurement professional, this position will work on unusually significant, unique or intrinsically complicated issues; and will provide solutions that are highly creative and where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.
The selected candidate is expected to uphold high standards of professionalism while executing their work and to promote collaboration and teamwork. As a senior procurement professional, they will also provide guidance and leadership to junior level staff and serve as a role model for them. Procurement Specialist 4 duties are often self-initiated and self-supervisory. They are responsible for providing direction and/or coordinating activities of other personnel using wide latitude in the methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Job duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Formation, bid, evaluation, negotiation, award, administration, and closeout of various types of large, unique or highly complicated subcontracts for goods and/or services under the authorities of the Prime Contract, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) system, and commercial best practices.
Active participation in and leadership of long-term planning activities with functional organizations involving multiple procurements requiring knowledge of acquisition strategies, procurement staffing capabilities, and lead time requirements.
Developing and documenting summaries of the solicitation and award process including a sound justification for price.
Effectively working with the Office of General Counsel for the prevention and resolution of subcontract issues and disputes.
Creating adequate consent packages and managing the approval process through successful completion.
Anticipating and resolving complex issues in creative and effective ways.
Providing mentorship for junior staff and peer review, as necessary.
Providing functional and operational direction to assigned Procurement Specialists and procurement support personnel.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in leading the formation, solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, and award for fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, and time and materials subcontracts.
Demonstrated experience in awarding and administration of large size, complex procurements.
Expert knowledge and experience executing change management procedures pertaining to requests for information (RFIs), requests for proposals (RFPs), amendments, changes to and modifications of subcontracts, and claims and dispute resolution.
Expert knowledge of, and demonstrated experience using appropriate procurement regulations, policies and practices.
Expert knowledge in developing contract types, fee arrangements, and contract terms; and in developing and recommending to management, analysis of alternatives and potential solutions to contractual problems.
Demonstrated high-level competency in creating clear and concise written documentation that fully summarizes all aspects of a procurement transaction.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external constituents.
Education/Experience: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and twelve years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Demonstrated experience managing small teams or functioning in a mentor role.
Experience with automated purchasing systems.
Recent hands-on experience in Federal subcontract/contract management.
Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment with numerous deadlines and expectations.
Experience applying project management principles to set project scope, schedule, priorities, and deliverables.
Familiarity with business law, finance, accounting and related business subjects.
Note to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing all required and desired skills and your qualifications toward them.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
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Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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Contact Name Fresquez, Nyleen Kathryn
Vacancy Name: IRC82812
Organization Name ASM-DO/Acquisition Services Management Division Office
Minimum Salary 101000
Maximum Salary 168600
Req ID: IRC82812