Procurement Specialists Vacancy In Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Hiring Organization / Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time

Job Details:

Berkeley Lab’s Procurement Team is Growing!

We are looking for experienced and talented members to join our dynamic team!

This position will execute on known or anticipated opportunities in the acquisition of goods and services while contributing to cost savings, partnerships with suppliers and other value-added activities to support the work of Berkeley Lab.

The Lab’s mission is to bring science solutions to the world! Our procurement teams support the science in the following areas: acquisition of goods, services, construction, research and development.

What You Will Do:

  • Execute the purchasing and supply chain management strategies commensurate with the needs of our internal customers and stakeholders.
  • Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) purchasing requirements.
  • Plan acquisition needs in advance to implement the best sourcing strategy.
  • Develop and lead purchasing strategies.
  • Enable supplier integration and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Perform price or cost analysis to support purchasing justification of qualified sources.
  • Issue solicitations of various types from low price to best value request for proposals.
  • Negotiate pricing, negotiate terms, recommend award, and prepare the necessary documentation in support of purchasing decisions.
  • Consult Legal Counsel for exceptions to standard terms and conditions.
  • Drive value and lead cost savings outcomes.
  • Draft RFP’s for various goods and services.
  • Complete end-to-end acquisition process.

What Is Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, or a related field and 4 years of relevant experience as a sourcing or procurement professional or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining successful relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Proficiency with Oracle PeopleSoft or electronic purchasing systems, Google applications, Microsoft Suite, and Adobe.
  • Ability to administer a wide variety of contract types and develop supporting contract documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, oral and written communication skills.

What We Desire:

  • Advanced graduate degree.
  • Experience with various contract types including fixed price, cost reimbursable, and support services, fabricated lab equipment, consulting, real property leasing, and/or lease analysis and lease-to-own (LTO) actions.
  • 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.
  • Certification (CPM, CFCM, CCCM, CPCM).
  • Familiarity with applicable LBNL Procurement Standard Practices, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR).

The posting shall remain open until the positions are filled.


  • This is a full-time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), career appointment.
  • There are multiple openings for this position.
  • This position is a multiple-level posting and the successful candidate will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work will be primarily performed at the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) — Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA; however, travel occasionally to/from the Berkeley Lab Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 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."

Job Location Information:
City: San Francisco Bay Area
State: Ca
Country: Us
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, Ca

Date Posted: 2021-04-07
Job Listing No# : 35652

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