We are looking for talented procurement professionals to join our dynamic team!
We need seasoned professionals who can procure and manage a wide variety of contracts to support the work of the Berkeley Lab. The Lab's mission is to bring science solutions to the world! Positions will be filled at a Level III (Senior) or Level IV (Principal), dependent upon experience.
We have opportunities across our organization in the following areas:
Construction - Provides support for a wide variety of architectural engineering / design and construction agreements for Lab projects.
Goods - Supports the purchase of items that are used directly in the Lab's scientific endeavors, including custom-fabrications and equipment.
Research & Development - Supports research agreements with other non-profit and research institutions.
Services - Provides support for the purchase of services that enable the Lab to run smoothly; such as maintenance, repair and operations.
Technology - Supports a wide variety of software and hardware agreements and supports the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) for High Performance Computing (HPC) and Energy Sciences Network (ESnet).
What You Will Do:
Responsible for issuing contracts that are moderate to high dollar including contracts with complex requirements.
With limited direction, serve as project lead, provide advance planning, and develop solutions for complex projects and issues.
Meet the needs of the customer to deliver goods/services in a timely and cost effective manner.
Proactively communicate with customers and stakeholders, provide updates to stakeholders, resolve issues, celebrate successes and meet project sourcing needs.
Plan sourcing needs and collaborate with technical professionals to define requirements.
Perform price or cost analysis and assist in source selection of qualified sources.
Issue solicitations of various types from low price to best value request for proposal.
Negotiate terms, recommend award, and prepare necessary justification documentation.
Consult Legal Counsel for exceptions to standard terms and conditions.
Resolve any conflicts, delays, changed conditions, or excessive costs.
Resolve disputes, settle claims.
In addition to the above, Level IV Duties:
Serve as project lead on multiple projects that are highly complex, high value, and/or high risk.
Work independently to develop solutions for highly complex projects and issues.
Provide leadership within the sourcing team and may provide backup support for team manager.
Work with teams of operations professionals, researchers and/or scientists to gain in depth understanding of their needs to provide expert advice to meet sourcing needs.
Simultaneously balance moderate to high value contract awards.
Undertake strategic advance planning to ensure successful mission support.
What We're Looking For:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, or related field and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience as a sourcing or procurement professional or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to administer a wide variety of contract types and develop supporting contract documents.
Experience building and maintaining successful relationships with customers and suppliers.
Demonstrated ability to deliver procurement support in a timely and cost effective manner.
Proficiency with PeopleSoft or electronic purchasing systems; Google Products, Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Adobe.
Ability to handle multiple task and work under pressure, successfully meet deadlines, and maintain a high level of competence, accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work in a team environment while professionally interacting with all levels of personnel.
Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, oral and written communication skills.
What We're Looking For (Level IV - In addition to the above):
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, or related field and a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience as a sourcing or procurement professional or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with various contact types including fixed price, cost reimbursable, support services, fabricated lab equipment, consulting, real property leasing, and/or lease analysis and lease-to-own (LTO) actions.
What We Prefer (Both Levels):
Familiarity with applicable LBNL Procurement Standard Practices, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR).
Certification (CPM, CFCM, CCCM, CPCM).
Project management skills, experience leading cross functional teams, experience with driving process efficiencies/improvements.
Experience with Federal labor compliance or equivalent state and/or local labor law requirements.
The posting shall remain open until the positions are filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
There are multiple openings for this position.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
Typically, work will be primarily performed at: Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) — Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA; however, travel occasionally to/from the Lab's Berkeley Hill Campus is required.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
The vision of the Office of the Chief Financial Office (OCFO) is to enable scientific discovery by providing leadership, excellent services, and responsive solutions to its Laboratory partners. The OCFO seeks applicants with initiative and focus who thrive in a challenging and dynamic environment and who want to positively impact the Lab's scientific mission.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.