Los Alamos National Laboratory Supplier Management Group Manager (Acquisitions Services Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Acquisition Services Management (ASM) Division is looking for an experienced, highly motivated individual to lead the delivery of services within the ASM Supplier Management Group (ASM-SM). The ASM Division provides procurement services to the Laboratory. This position is a Group Manager in the Acquisition Services Management (ASM) Division, reporting directly to the ASM Division Director. The Group Manager’s span of control is approximately ten procurement specialists.
This position will collaborate with procurement teams and Laboratory stakeholders to resolve issues related to supplier quality and/or supply. The Supplier Management Group Manager will oversee the teams responsible for the following functions supporting the Laboratory supplier (or subcontractor) base: 1) supplier registration and enablement, 2) supplier qualification and risk monitoring, 3) supplier performance management, 4) supplier development, and 5) supplier help desk. This position will utilize lean concepts and lead the team in continuous improvement.
The selected Group Manager will be responsible to:
Participate in the development of acquisition strategies for procurements that effectively support the Laboratory and Directorate goals for business and operations excellence and focuses on executing the enduring mission work in a safe, secure and compliant manner.
Work closely with ASM leadership to ensure ASM’s vision and strategy is effectively integrated in the delivery of services to partners.
Lead the respective ASM group in capability and staff development, succession planning, personnel management, and ensuring a safe and secure workplace.
Oversee the daily activities of supplier management, including maintaining a strong base of suppliers qualified to meet the demands of the Laboratory, while supporting the Lab’s category management strategy through a collaborative, cross functional approach.
Participate in department, divisional, directorate and Laboratory initiatives as required to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness.
Foster effective working relationships with suppliers and Laboratory leaders, peers, and partners to ensure the supplier base adequately support the Laboratory’s mission.
Understand the Laboratory’s and partner’s missions in order to best serve the institution with procurement strategies to support Laboratory operations.
Ensure strict adherence to acquisition practices included in Laboratory’s approved procurement system.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expert-level understanding of supply chain and supplier management functions.
Comprehensive knowledge of quality regulations, and application of quality assurance principles related to suppliers.
Expert-level understanding of risk management principles and best practices.
Demonstrated experience in leading a team/organization in all aspects of organizational management, capability and staff development, succession planning, personnel management, and performance management.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated experience with collaboration across organizational boundaries and the ability to manage customer relationships in a positive manner.
Ability to exercise strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Education/Experience: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and eight years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience auditing/evaluating suppliers.
Experience with automated purchasing systems, Ariba strongly preferred.
Recent hands-on experience in federal subcontract/contract management.
Familiarity with business law, finance, accounting and related business subjects.
Trained in process improvement tools (e.g., Lean and Six Sigma principles).
Demonstrated experience leading change in an organization.
Location: This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. Employee participation in the Telework Pilot may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
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 childbirth 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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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. SeeDOE 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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 regard 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Fresquez, Nyleen Kathryn
Vacancy Name: IRC93399
Organization Name ASM-DO/Acquisition Services Management Division Office
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC93399