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Argonne National Laboratory Procurement Specialist 2 in Lemont, Illinois

Procurement Specialist 2

Requisition Number: 407374 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Accounting and Finance Division: FMP-Financial Management and Procurement Services

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PA2 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

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 – Subcontracts 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 Argonne National Laboratory within legal constraints of the regulatory procedures and statutes.

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

  • Knowledge of applicable procurement regulations and established procurement policies and procedures.
  • 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
  • Ability to 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with commercial procurement is highly desired.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
  • This level of knowledge is typically obtained with a Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of applicable experience or equivalent.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

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

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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