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Director of Procurement

Kristen Fischer
ADM 09
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The Director of Procurement is responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise to the Procurement Division. The procurement processes performed by the Division include but are not limited to: the timely and economical acquisition of products and services; ensuring negotiated procurements provide maximum value for dollars expensed; negotiating and managing Laboratory procurements through completion and closeout; administering the Laboratory's procurement credit card program and blanket purchase agreements; providing market research and sourcing advice to requisitioners; supporting the DOE mandated small business subcontracting goals; ensuring compliance with applicable procurement rules and regulations; and maintaining records in accordance with Laboratory policy.


Bachelor's Degree in related field required. A minimum 10 years experience in supply chain, procurement or relevant business experience with progressively increasing responsibilities, with at least 5 years of management experience in the operation of a Procurement organization.

A minimum of 10 years experience in the negotiation and administration of contractual agreements with companies specializing in R&D systems working for the Government.

Extensive knowledge of FARs, DEARs and Uniform Commercial Code, with ample experience in all aspects of: pricing, negotiating and administering Federal government contracts; relevant procurement rules and regulations; advanced business principles; negotiating procedures; and cost/price and profit analysis.

Comprehensive skills in: determining the requirements of effective specifications; negotiating, administering and terminating contracts; determining appropriate cost/price and profit margins, and managing both managerial and technical meetings.

Knowledge of computer-based procurement systems; demonstrated skills using computers and various software, strong data analysis skills and ability to interpret complex data with respect to regulations and policies; and strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Other copious required skills include: training and selection; verbal and written communication; budget management; strong analytical, decision-making, math and negotiation skills; and outstanding organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills, working in a fast-paced environment.

High ethical standards representative of Princeton University's commitment to excellence.

Advanced degree preferred.

Experience working in a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and/or National Laboratory;

Experience working with cost-type (cost reimbursable, time-and-material (T&M), and labor-hour), fixed-price and incentive-type subcontracts or Prime Contracts with companies specializing in a DOE or DOD environment;

A Certified Purchasing Manager Certificate and a Certified Professional Contract Manager Certificate.

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