Procurement Specialist 1

Argonne National Laboratory Lemont , IL 60439

Posted 4 months ago

The Procurement team at Argonne National Laboratory seeks applications from talented and highly-motivated individuals to join a team of specialists focused on providing procurement support and exceptional service to the scientists, engineers, and organizations across the Laboratory.

The Procurement Specialist 1 facilitates, through the procurement process, the timely and economical acquisition of standard and complex products and services required by the scientific and operations organizations of the Laboratory within legal constraints of the regulatory procedures and statutes.

Position Requirements

A successful candidate would be expected to have experience delivering exceptional customer service as well as have attention to detail.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of applicable procurement regulations and established procurement policies and procedures.

  • Some knowledge of negotiating orders, evaluating and selecting vendors, determining appropriate costs and price, and processing closeouts on all types of purchase orders and/or subcontracts

  • Knowledge of complete price and cost analysis.

  • Knowledge of the characteristics of products and services being procured.

  • Knowledge of planning, scheduling, and program control as well as authoring, administering, terminating, and closing out awards.

  • Some experience in both commercial and government subcontracting.

  • Skill in interpersonal relations.

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly & concisely convey information through verbal communication.

  • Demonstrated competency in creating clear and concise written documentation that fully summarizes all aspects of a procurement transaction.

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists, engineers, and business professionals work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago's work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact from the atomic to the human to the global scale.

At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one

Whether it be for premier research opportunities, a chance to blend work and home life, a diverse community of colleagues or a place where others genuinely care about the planet, Argonne offers something for you. We offer work-life balance, professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. Argonne also offers a comprehensive array of exceptional benefits to meet a variety of needs. In addition to medical, dental, life and disability coverage, you'll have access to paid time off, a retirement plan with a generous match and a number of other benefits, such as onsite wellness facilities, an on-site child care center and auto and homeowners' insurance.

At Argonne National Laboratory you will have the opportunity to contribute to and support research that addresses our nation's challenges and advances the frontiers of science and technology. Our science impacts the world and you can be a part of that! Whatever your role there is a path for you here at Argonne.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PA1 or PA2) dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills brought to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience. The requirements of the various levels are as follows:

At a PA1 Level: Bachelor's and 0+ years

At a PA2 Level: Bachelor's and 2+ years, some occupations may require graduate degree

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Procurement Specialist 1

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