Procurement Small Business Program Manager - 83386
Organization: CF-Office of Chief Financial Officer
Berkeley Lab (http://www.lbl.gov/) 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.
Berkeley Lab’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO, http://cfo.dc.gov/) has an opportunity for a Procurement Small Business Program Manager responsible for overall oversight of the Small Business Office (SBO) and attainment of all small business program goals. This position will report to the Procurement Team Manager of Business Assurance, Systems, and Programs and will be filled at the level 4 or 5, dependent on experience.
• Responsible for the design, development and implementation of all program components including: partnership with subcontracting teams to drive small business engagements, small business supplier and Lab customer outreach, coordination of a broad range of functions associated with SBO policies, procedures, and systems.
• Liaise between the Laboratory and the University, Department of Energy (DOE), and small business community, enact innovative programs to further small business opportunities, and program data management including analyses and forecasting.
• Attend trade and industry events and conferences to network with small businesses and identify opportunities. Provide coaching to prospective suppliers on how to do business with the laboratory.
• Coordinate meetings, conferences, and trade fairs both onsite and offsite, as required involving UC, DOE, internal stakeholders, suppliers and industry organizations.
• Act as liaison for key internal customers and manage relationships with local, governmental small business programs, Department of Energy (DOE) and various agencies and suppliers.
• Conduct presentations at industry events, conferences, and meetings to promote SB program and goals.
• Partner closely with subcontracting teams to drive small business engagements on upcoming procurements.
• Develop and conduct buyer and customer training including new employee SB training, refresher training for staff, and customer training.
• Review and recommend changes to policies and procedures relevant to the small business program. Identify and implement process efficiencies using technology tools.
• Leverage opportunities to partner with DOE and Small Business Administration, including participation on the DOE Small Business Program Manager conference calls, the DOE Mentor-Protégé program, presentations and workgroups.
• Develop quarterly report of outreach activities, program status, successful matches, opportunities and forecasting and present report to management team.
In addition the the above, Specific Responsibilities - Level 5:
• Coordinate vendor visits and product demos.
• Engage with DOE on all matters pertaining to the small business program.
• Drive achievement of the overall goals and objectives of the Procurement Department and the Business Assurance Group.
• Manage the day-to-day SBO notification process for requisitions $25K-$500K for identification of small business opportunities. Track notifications, recommendations, missed opportunities for SBO reporting
• Manage and direct the advanced acquisition planning process, including working with requesters and subcontracting teams to influence bidders lists, assessing and advising on subcontracting plans and tracking subcontracting plans for reporting purposes.
• Strategically assesses program to recommend changes to policies and procedures relevant to the small business program. Identifies and implements process efficiencies using technology tools.
• Initiate ongoing networking and benchmarking with other Labs to identify and implement best practices
• Develop a strategic approach on networking engagements through tracking and assessment of all networking events on an ongoing basis.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or equivalent training and 6 years of experience in related technical fields or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience interpreting and applying policy as it pertains to DOE SB requirements.
• Experience and knowledge in analyzing a wide range of business problems and applying sound judgment to develop and implement creative and effective solutions.
• Demonstrated experience in analyzing information and data, independently identifying relevant factors, formulating conclusions, and recommending opportunities.
• Strong public speaking and communications skills including the ability to present issues, ideas, and recommendations clearly in verbal and written formats.
• Demonstrated experience in leading as well as strong teamwork and collaborations skills, including the ability to effectively interact with a varied groups of individuals both internal and external to the institution.
• Solid decision-making, time management and organizational skills.
• Ability to handle sensitive data with discretion.
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web Tools.
In addition to the above, Required Qualifications - Level 5:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or equivalent training and 10 years of experience in related technical fields or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated experience in business development or program development.
Additional Desired Qualifications for Both Levels:
• Knowledge of Laboratory’s purchasing regulations, policies, procedures and reporting requirements.
• Proficiency with PeopleSoft or other purchasing system.
• Institute of Supply Management - Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration please apply by March 10, 2017.
• This is a full time career appointment.
• Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• Salary is commensurate with experience.
• This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
• This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
• Work will be primarily performed at Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) — Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA.
How To Apply
Apply directly online at http://22.214.171.124/counter.php?id=93473 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.
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