Procurement Manager I Technology & Supplies

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia , IL 60510

Posted 2 months ago

We Are:

Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

Fermi Research Alliance's (FRA) Finance Section seeks an experienced Procurement Manager to lead our Facilities, Technology and Equipment Procurement Team located in Batavia, IL. This procurement team supports numerous customer groups within the lab and works with their team members to deliver strategic procurement solutions that help propel the mission of science.

Remote candidates may be considered

You Will:

  • Lead efforts on procurements ranging from routine to complex high dollar value contracts in accordance with established FRA procurement policies and procedures, contract law, commercial practice and applicable federal procurement regulations.

  • Develop and manage procurement strategies and schedules in consultation with the project team and FRA Procurement department.

  • Oversee procurement team (multiple direct reports) workload to ensure procurements are being completed timely and maximizing results for our customers

  • Perform monitoring analysis and reporting of procurement staff workload and compliance and savings objectives.

  • Provide leadership and management of subcontracting personnel for the project.

  • Manage communications with customer groups to help drive customer satisfaction.

  • Conduct mentoring and education training for internal procurement staff as well as customers on compliant procurement practices with a focus on optimizing the speed and efficiency of procurement work.

  • Be responsible for personnel actions for assigned procurement staff, including training, promotions, reassignments, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions.

  • Interface with Department of Energy personnel on procurement matters which include strategy, compliance, reporting, and subcontracting activity.

  • Supports FRA Procurement's compliance and self-assessment activities as they relate to procurement.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Abide by and be responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position.

  • Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a similar discipline

  • 10+ years experience in planning and executing procurements

  • Experience in performing procurement work in support of base operations or federal facilities is desired

  • Experience in federal contracting and working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations

  • Proven ability to plan, develop, negotiate, administer and close large, complex, high-dollar-value subcontracts

  • 7 years of experience supervising procurement/contracting staff

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with electronic word processing, spreadsheets, document-sharing systems, mail, and other common office tools

  • Experience with Department of Energy (DOE) projects is advantageous

Physical Activity and Work Conditions:

Human Factors: Mental concentration, sitting, standing, tight work schedule, work may require up to 10% travel.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is essential to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor.

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Procurement Manager I Technology & Supplies

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory