Global Supply Manager
Sensors & Instrumentation
Posted on 4/1/2023

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Advanced degree and 4+ years of experience working in one or more of the following; or bachelor's degree and 6+ years of experience working in one or more of the following; or 10+ years of experience working in one or more of the following:
  • Engineering
  • Purchasing
  • Contract negotiation
  • Material or production planning
  • Operations or supply chain management
  • Material cost control
  • Master production scheduling
  • Experience with Electronics, Instrumentation, Sensors, Machining, wire cables, PCB and PCBA
  • Familiarity in managing contract manufacturers, consolidating for partnerships and drive outsourcing efficiencies
  • Proven track record of successfully negotiating preferred pricing, RFP and contracts of at least $1M
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Logistics operations, VMI program management and export compliance experience
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Conduct all activities with the highest level of integrity
  • Must be able to travel - up to 30% work week travel may be required, including international travel
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed to meet major milestones
  • This position is based in Hawthorne, CA and requires being onsite - remote work not considered
  • Valid driver's license
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Develop and execute global supply agreements and sourcing strategies for various products including Instrumentation, Sensors, PCB, PCBA and machining used in launch vehicle avionics systems and related hardware products
  • Conduct comprehensive global supply agreements and supply base analysis to formulate a sourcing plan that includes strategic direction, technology roadmaps, price trends, market and industry position, and risk assessment
  • Create engagement strategies and framework for various logistic and inventory models, ODM, OEM and JDM to meet business requirements
  • Manage purchase orders and follow through the project milestones for on time delivery and quality conformance
  • Survey supplier facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity for rapid deployment in support of new product development, production, product warranty and repair services
  • Manage cost aggressively to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets and forecasts
  • Negotiate global competitive sourcing programs and source alternative suppliers for all materials, components and manufacturing services related to launch vehicle avionics systems including mitigation of sole/single source risk and ensure continuity of supply
  • Collaboratively work with engineering and supply chain teams on sourcing strategies, supplier roadmaps, market analysis, conducting design and cost trade-off analysis review
  • Drive internal and external continuous process improvements to enhance efficiency and implement cost-saving programs with suppliers
  • Ensure electronics manufacturers are prepared to support all prototype builds with appropriate equipment, material and test plan for clean to build (CTB)
  • Work with supply chain planning teams to translate demand forecast into a monthly master production plan, schedule and 12 months rolling forecast
  • Administer moderate to large contracts and independently negotiate contract terminology, pricing, technical requirements, scope, terms, including responsibility, liability, indemnification, intellectual property, warranty, and export compliance
  • Prepare, issue, and analyze RFx packages for one-time and ongoing project requirements
  • Communicate and prepare value propositions associated with proposals to SpaceX executives (i.e. award preparation, cost reviews, cost reduction strategies and all critical supply issues)
  • Implement analytical data management tools to manage suppliers' performance matrix'