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Sandia National Laboratories Supply Chain Analyst (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


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Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.


We are seeking a Supply Chain Analyst to partner with supply chain users to provide and deploy a customized suite of supply chain capabilities that facilitate requests through the required systems/processes. Plan, develop, coordinate, and implement supply chain strategies and provide direction to align with the broader strategy of spend aggregation, asset lifecycle management, continuous quality improvement, supply chain risk management, on time delivery, improved cycle time and early customer/supply chain involvement. Perform supply chain projects focused on process optimization, identify challenges, formulate strategic solutions, and implements changes as appropriate. Plan, develop and implement strategic supply chain approach to support programs’ cost, quality, schedule, and risk management.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Plan and implement long term acquisition and supply chain strategies in partnership with supply chain, program and mission partners.

  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies that facilitate complex-wide spend leveraging, competitive pricing, life of program purchases, quality, delivery, risk management, key supplier identification, etc.

  • Aggregate vendor and commodity market intelligence and research commodity knowledge, trends, and critical attributes to provide intelligence that advises sourcing decisions throughout program lifecycle.

  • Apply macrolevel knowledge of supply chain, risk, commodity and supplier trends related to programs and projects to advise leadership on sourcing and risk mitigation strategies, the impact on our supply chain and influence strategic sourcing activities.

  • Develop pre-acquisition strategies to align services including, but not limited to, supplier risk profiles, informed project management inputs, document preparation, risk mitigation, informed handoff to the subcontract manager, provide a collaborative cross-complex approach that meets the individual’s needs and is tied to the organizational objectives, and secures the supply chain.

  • Build and use data analytics and operational reviews to determine correlations, leverage spend, make improvement recommendations, and advise decisions that drive effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Evaluate program level supplier usage trends and aggregate supplier portfolio risks.

  • Engage internally and externally with program personnel and key suppliers to strengthen strategic relationships.

  • Provide supply chain expertise to program personnel engaged in supplier identification and qualification.

  • Develop supply chain solutions for customers and key partners capabilities and projects. Plan, create, and organize strategies and provide direction to help users through the required systems and processes.

  • Partner with collaborators, technical teams, management, subcontract managers, logistics representatives, technical writers, project managers, supplier risk team, audit, etc. to coordinate needed resources and ensure seamless service delivery.

  • Align with programs to identify key purchase needs, requirements, efficiencies, and provide expertise related to requirements design in order to optimize subcontract requirements for the total product/service lifecycle.

  • Partner with production line or scheduling teams to ensure parts/materials are being procured on time and/or to begin coordinating contract work in anticipation of funding to ensure project work is not delayed (SPP, DARPA, WFO etc.)

  • Long term strategy development and implementation to address Supply Chain challenges within the organization

  • Gather sourcing program requirements and partner on Statement of Work development

  • Support in new system development to aid in the integration of Supply Chain needs, requirements and reporting.

  • Ensure cross functional business and supply chain processes are documented, sustainable, current, simplified and streamlined across the organization to allow for contingency planning and to facilitate training.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (Business, Supply Chain, Economics), plus a minimum of five years of experience in Supply Chain or related program sourcing functions; or equivalent combination of experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, ability to present information to all organizational levels,

  • Excellent social skills, including the ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external customers, build and handle effective working relationships and to guide/lead multidisciplinary teams

  • Experience working with technical teams regarding commodity sourcing decisions and mitigation of supply chain risks

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with proven track record applying these skills to resolve sophisticated business issues

  • Demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigation alternative solutions, mitigating risk and recommending strategic solutions to problems affecting supply chain

  • Proven ability to successfully prioritize, lead and complete multiple challenging programs and projects while also working critical program requests

  • Knowledge and experience translating strategies into specific objectives and action plans, aligning processes and systems to support strategic priorities and obtaining and allocating needed resources to meet objectives and deliverables

  • Demonstrated good judgement and ability to communicate basis for decisions in a way that makes sense for the organization and all levels of partners

  • Experience influencing and leading culture change in a cross-functional teaming environment

  • Exceptional ability to conceptualize large-picture projects and foresee challenge and needs to be addressed

  • High level understanding of Sandia and NNSA policies, DOE & federal acquisition regulations, directives management instructions and supply chain processes and procedures

  • Knowledge of engineering concepts and principles

  • Experience in strategic integration staying in sync through creation of compatibility and interdependence across varied organizational groups, processes, and activities that are autonomous in nature

  • Experience using supply chain information to develop suggestions and solutions to complex problems

  • Experience evaluating fragile supplier base and providing analysis of alternatives

  • Able to solicit and integrate customer feedback

  • Experience clearly articulating risks (near and downstream) when associated with supply chain issues

  • Familiarity with Microfabrication supply chain, sophisticated systems, an/or fragile supply base

  • Experience performing analysis on a very competitive global market

    Department Description:

This organization is led by the Senior Manager who is considered part of the Top Management of the Procurement Quality Management System and provides oversight and management for five SNL/NM Mission Procurement departments (10241, 10242, 10243, 10244, and 10245).

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:• Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide• Extraordinary co-workers• Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world• Career advancement and enrichment opportunities• Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 679587