Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer, this role will play a critical role in identifying, documenting and re-engineering Procurement processes and practices with the objective of improving efficiencies and effectiveness across the Procurement Department and the entire Laboratory. This position will manage unique and major projects, lead process reengineering initiatives, and drive End-to-End continuous improvement capability projects. You will play a strategic and lead role in building and implementing a project management and process reengineering culture to drive increased effectiveness and reduce costs.
What You Will Do:
Provide project management/process reengineering expertise to create customer solutions in the Procurement Department that have Lab wide impact.
Provide leadership, and acts as facilitator and coordinator for highly complex and unique Procurement process reengineering and strategic initiatives including managing the scope, milestones, and priorities of project team members.
Execute senior level project planning and development on high priority strategic initiatives across functional Procurement groups.
Work extensively with project sponsors, managers, customers, end users and SMEs from all levels of the Procurement Department, OCFO and the Lab to produce high-quality results and deliverables and a successful implementation on strategic initiatives across Procurement.
Define and document Procurement business and financial processes and practices.
Partner with Training Manager to develop and train staff.
Develop robust performance measurement system that evaluatesand documentsprogress made, return on investment, customer satisfaction, etc.
Develop and present high-level presentations for Procurement Senior Management and customers.
Provide guidance to other Business Process Analysts within Procurement.
What Is Required:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 10 years of broad based progressive experience in financial management/business process reengineering in a multidivisional organization or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience managing major process reengineering initiatives and implementing best practices.
Advanced project planning experience including development and execution management of plans and strategies.
Substantial experience determining the impact on existing business processes when system modifications and/or enhancements occur.
Substantial experience creating new processes and/or modifying existing processes in support of new system implementations.
Experience in designing, developing and delivering training in a multi-faceted and diverse organization.
Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills to identify and resolve highly complex problems having wide impact.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with senior level LBNL, UC, DOE and other personnel.
Exceptional internal and external relationship and teambuilding skills.
Expert knowledge of Project Management practices and principles, such as Six Sigma.
What We Desire:
Experience working in a Procurement department or with federal contracting.
MBA or MPA.
Black or Green Belt Six Sigma or equivalent.
Project Management Program (PMP) Certification.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on March 24, 2019.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.