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Distribution Services Group Leader

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Business Operations | livermore, CA | 08/09/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Distribution Services Group Leader in the Supply and Distribution Division. You will provide leadership, direction, and supervision to ensure optimal performance of various logistics and service functions involving receiving, distribution, shipping, traffic, and customer support.  These services include a workforce that is deployed at Site 200, Site 300, matrixed to NIF, and handles the shipping and receiving function for Sandia National Laboratory, California.  This position is in the Asset Management Department.

In this role you will

  • Serve as one of three Group Leaders in the Supply and Distribution division to provide leadership, supervision and oversight for staff members comprised primarily of material handlers, coordinators, supply specialists, and service administrators.  Oversee personnel management, training, and career growth of team members.
  • Serve as key member of the division responsible for developing monthly performance metrics, interfacing and fostering partnerships with program customers, Sandia CA, NNSA Livermore Field Office and a wide variety of safety professionals and auditors.
  •  Coordinate, oversee and manage a diverse set of site-wide logistics functions such as receiving, distribution, shipping, traffic, and customer support.  Collaborate with and serve as a resource for internal/external organizations, customers, vendors, NNSA/DOE on items related to areas of responsibility, determining appropriate solutions benefitting LLNL.
  • Solve highly complex and unusual problems; formulate, plan, document, and oversee the development and implementation of new processes and procedures. Seek continuous improvement opportunities to reduce cycle time, improve customer service while seeking innovative IT and automation solutions. Monitor service levels and recommend changes to achieve objectives.
  • Ensure safe operations of LLNL shipping and receiving functions including shipping of high-valued assets and hazardous materials in compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements and International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Internal Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.
  • Establish schedules and performance standards for group deliverables. Provide oversight for all hazardous material shipments ensuring compliance with federal, state, and Laboratory regulations and Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements. Ensure team maintains current knowledge of DOT, IATA/ICAO, import/export regulations, as they pertain to hazardous materials shipments, assessments, packing, certification, and routing.
  • Ensure Distribution Services adheres to LLNL policies and procedures; DOE/NNSA, state and federal regulations, requirements, and laws, especially those related to classified and hazardous material shipments.
  • Interpret and apply concepts and techniques; analyze data and prepare final recommendations for organizational senior management.  Serve on various department, directorate, laboratory, and NNSA committees, and serve as a senior level technical resource.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain an U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and substantial related experience in logistical functions.
  • Significant experience writing and adhering to policies and procedures, regulations and databases, including interpreting and applying DOT and other external safety regulations and laws. Demonstrated expertise in the logistics industry with extensive knowledge of multi-disciplinary regulatory and contractual requirements and compliance issues.
  • Expertise working and supervising in a highly regulated environment with an emphasis on safety controls. Expert knowledge of and experience managing hazardous and classified material.
  • Supervisory and performance management experience and demonstrated leadership and team building skills to include the ability to manage budgets, develop and meet strategic department goals, and lead staff development initiatives.
  • Experience in project management and determining requirements of a large, diverse customer base and establishing and managing operational components.
  • Significant experience exercising a high degree of discretion, mature judgement, and tact in handling issues of a sensitive nature.
  • Advanced organizational, problem solving, decision-making, analytical and leadership skills necessary to independently advise, recommend and approve appropriate actions and implement solutions.
  • Customer service skills that demonstrate responsiveness to customer needs and requests and strong demonstrated experience working with customers to meet common goals.
  • Advanced communication skills both written and verbal necessary to effectively explain, present, advise, and influence managers, administrators, and employees on a variety of simple and complex issues.

Qualifications we Desire

  • Knowledge of Department of Transportation Hazardous Material policies.
  • Proficiency in receiving systems and databases.
  • Experience with or certifications for managing hazardous shipments such as IATA, 49CFR, and DOT.
  • Knowledge of institutional applications, such as the Laboratory Integrated Network for Contracts and Supply (LINCS) and Universal Content Management (UCM).

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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