Los Alamos National Laboratory Procurement Group Leader (Acquisitions Services Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This posting is for a Group Leader overseeing six (6) procurement teams responsible for commodity and services procurements in the Acquisition Services Management Division of the ADBI Directorate. The Acquisition Services Management (ASM) division provides procurement services to the laboratory. This group will be responsible for the procurement of materials, equipment and services. The group leader’s span of control is approximately 75 procurement and subcontracts specialists. Annual procurements range from $400 to $600 million. Types of contracts include fixed price, time and material, cost-plus, and incentive.

The selected Group Leader will be responsible to:


  • Develop strategy for the Purchasing group that effectively support Laboratory goals for business and operations excellence and focuses on executing the enduring mission work in a safe, secure and compliant manner.

  • Work closely with Acquisition Services Management leadership to ensure the Purchasing vision and strategy effectively integrates with ASM Division and other ASM groups in the delivery of services to customers.

  • Lead the Purchasing group in organizational management, including budgeting, forecasting and financial management, capability and staff development, succession planning, personnel and salary management, and ensuring a safe and secure workplace.

Technical Competence

  • Oversee contract formulation and administration for cost plus, fixed price, fixed unit rate, time and material and incentive based contracts subject to federal procurement regulations.

  • Participate in department, divisional, directorate and laboratory initiatives as required to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness.

Institutional Acumen

  • Foster effective working relationships with Laboratory leaders, ADBI managers, and customers to ensure procurements adequately support the Laboratories mission.

  • Understand the Laboratory’s mission in order to best serve the institution with Procurement strategies to support Laboratory operations.

  • Ensure strict adherence to acquisition practices included in Laboratories approved procurement system.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading a large team/organization in all aspects of organizational management, capability and staff development, succession planning, personnel and salary management, performance management and ensuring a safe and secure workplace.

  • Demonstrated leadership competencies to effectively manage several procurement teams which formulate and administer complex procurements.

  • Knowledge of DEAR/FAR procurement regulations as well as commercial contracting best practices

  • Knowledge of Service Contract Act

  • Comprehensive knowledge of contract formulation and administration for cost plus, fixed price, fixed unit rate, time and material and incentive based contracts subject to federal procurement regulations.

  • Demonstrated experience leading change in an organization through strategic planning and tactical operations management.

  • Demonstrated experience with collaboration across organizational boundaries and the ability to manage customer relationships in a positive manner.

  • Demonstrated experience managing a complex budget.

  • Experience applying project management principles to set project scope, schedule, priorities, and deliverables.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external constituents.

Desired Skills:

Experience with:

  • Demonstrated experience managing a procurement team at a Department of Energy Management and Operating Contractor facility.

  • Global experience in supply chain management.

  • Specialized training in business law, finance, accounting and related business subjects.

  • Trained in process improvement tools like Six Sigma.

Education:Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.

Notes to Applicants:Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the qualifications for this position.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

The Acquisition Services Management Division, which is a part of the Business Innovation Directorate, partners with employees, managers, and senior leaders to foster a work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates employee excellence in support of the LANL mission.

Maximum Salary: 178300

Minimum Salary: 105600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: ASM-PUR/Purchasing

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Procurement Group Leader (Acquisitions Services Manager 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66022