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Vendor Liaison Specialist 2/3

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

What You Will DoThis position will be filled at either the Vendor Liaison Specialist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.Vendor Liaison Specialist 2: ($72,800 - $115,500)Demonstrated proficiency in procurement specification practices related to submission of PR's and Exhibits.Demonstrated experience making independent decisions and researching, analyzing, and solving complex procurement problems.Ability to assist technical personnel in the development of sole source justifications, statements of Work, Buy American Justifications, Exhibits D thru I and technical evaluations.Thorough knowledge of the Laboratory's organizational structure.Experience handling complex, multi-tasked, and varying workloads through prioritization and teaming.Thorough knowledge of contract policies and procedures.Experience purchasing material in a nuclear facility and/or high- regulated environment.Experience purchasing a consistent high volume of material for multiple customers.Knowledge of NQA-1 and NAP24 quality drivers.Knowledge of the LANL production agency (PA) procurement of weapon program items and services procedure (PA-MAP-01011).Understand supply chain management concepts related to production manufacturing.Vendor Liaison Specialist 3: ($87,200 - $142,500) In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at the level 3 job: Knowledge of the LANL production agency (PA) procurement of weapon program items and services procedure (PA-MAP-01011).Advanced skills in managing the planning and development of procurement packages and ability to act as a subject matter expert within specific procurement areas.Advanced knowledge of contract policies and procedures.Expert skill in the preparation and presentation of oral and written reports. Advanced experience with LANL purchasing systems and mechanisms such as purchase card, iProcurement BOA's and purchase orders.Advanced experience working in multi-component manufacturing environments that have production schedule deadlines and walk-in customer demands that can frequently shift priorities.Advanced experience working with engineering staff in determining technical specifications related to procurement of materials and equipment.Proficient in interacting with all types of personnel, including external interfaces and executive management.Comfortable communicating findings and making recommendations.Advanced knowledge in purchasing material in a nuclear facility and/or high- regulated environment.Expert skills in purchasing a consistent high volume of material for multiple customers.What You NeedMinimum Job Requirements:Management Consultation Advanced experience and working knowledge with technical staff to determine technical specifications related to procurement of materials and equipment, as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors and suppliers.Procurement Advanced Experience performing procurement related functions in a fast paced, highly regulated environment with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously as well as identifying and helping to resolve supply chain impacts related to acquisitions and operational acquisition activities. Policies and Procedure ApplicationDemonstrated ability to comply with policies, and specifically relating to procurement processes and procedures of weapons related items and weapons quality. Experience working with records tracking and inventory database systems.Continuous ImprovementExpert knowledge and/or experience being part of continuous improvement (CI) activities using Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and other CI methodologies/tools.Education/ExperienceEducation/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant area from an accredited institution and a minimum of 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Desired Qualifications:Supply Chain ManagementAdvanced experience with supply chain management concepts related to production manufacturing. Experience in Weapons ProcurementAdvanced experience in preparing weapons related item procurements.Experience in Logistics Planning/Data AnalysisAdvanced experience with logistics and production planning methodologies (e.g., just-in-time, materials requirement planning) Experience with data analysis tools and enablers such as SQL, MS Project, MS Excel, etc.Reasoning AbilityThe ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and develop meaningful and practical solutions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in narrative. Experience with analytics topics such as simulation, statistical analysis, probability, data extraction, input, and cleansing.Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.COVID Vaccine: The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires. Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.Note to Applicants:For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above. Please also include two professional references on your resume. Where You Will WorkLocated in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes: - PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network - Dental and vision insurance - Free basic life and disability insurance - Paid childbirth and parental leave - Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually) - Learning opportunities and tuition assistance - Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays) - Onsite gyms and wellness programs - Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)Additional DetailsDirective 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer. Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time

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