SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) Division seeks a Senior Procurement Operations Manager with extensive experience overseeing a broad range of procurement activities and management of a team of procurement professionals. Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), the Senior Procurement Operations Manager will be responsible for ensuring compliance with procurement requirements as specified in the Department of Energy's (DOE) prime contract; Stanford University and SLAC policies and procedures and applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and DOE requirements. Additionally, this position will be responsible for supporting SLAC Business Unit operational procurement and contract management requirements.
In addition to core duties, specific responsibilities include the following
Manage 6 direct reports and an extended procurement staff of approximately 30. This entails, overseeing the management of program staff (technically, operationally, and administratively), including: planning and directing the activities of department(s); monitoring projects for timely completion and quality; and staffing, performance evaluation, and staff management/development.
In the absence of the Chief Procurement Officer, maintain accountability for all Supply Chain Management Division activities including Shipping and Receiving and Property Control with a total staff of approximately 45 in the absence of the Chief Procurement Officer.
Responsible for the daily operations of the Procurement function ensuring the timely procurement and contract management of complex SLAC supply, service, and construction requirements valued at over $175 million in annual spend.
Serves as an acquisition advisor to Associate Lab Directors (ALD) and senior stakeholders on procurement related acquisitions in support of SLAC high dollar, complex requirements.
Assess function to determine how to reduce rework, improve quality, improve efficiency, increase revenue and/or improve the ability to deliver desired services or outputs.
Assist the development and maintenance of written policies and procedures describing SCM procedures approved by DOE.
Interpret complex federal, DOE, and University procurement laws and policies to develop operational procurement procedures and practices.
Ensure compliance with University policies and government regulations; interact with government and internal and external auditors; evaluate and implement audit recommendations. Develop and implement internal controls to ensure compliance.
Build effective relationships internally and externally with customers and business partners.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with ten years contracts/procurement experience, eight years of supervisory experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience including:
Strong leadership and management experience and record of successfully developing and leading high-performing procurement/spend management staff.
Experience overseeing and directing spend management functions for a diverse organization.
Demonstrated experience working with and overseeing various methods of contract types such as Firm Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursement, Time and Materials, Personal Services Agreements and Basic Ordering Agreements.
Extensive experience overseeing and managing the negotiation and administration of contracts with unusual and/or complex terms and conditions.
Experience managing compliance requirements preferably gained through experience with government contracting regulations.
Experience as a federal government contracting officer is highly desired
Internal Number: 3126
About SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of 10 Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science laboratories and is operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE. Since its opening in 1962, SLAC has been helping create the future. We built the world’s longest particle accelerator, discovered some of the fundamental building blocks of matter and created the first website in North America.
Our top-notch research facilities attract thousands of scientists from all over the world each year. Along with our own staff scientists, they’re working to discover new drugs for healing, new materials for electronics and new ways to produce clean energy and clean up the environment.
SLAC’s revolutionary X-ray laser is revealing intimate details of atoms and chemical reactions and making stop-motion movies of this tiny realm, with the goal of doing the same for living cells.
Our scientists are also exploring the cosmos, from the origin of the universe to the nature of dark energy, and developing the smaller, more efficient particle accelerators of the future.
Four Nobel prizes have been awarded for work at SLAC, and more than 1,000 scientific papers are published each year based on research at the lab. As our second half-century unfolds, we’re just getting started.