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Sourcing Manager
Mechanical Assemblies, Starlink
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Advanced degree and 3+ years of experience working in one or more of the following; or bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience working in one or more of the following; or 9+ 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
  • 1+ years of experience with mechanical assemblies, materials or processes such as stamping, die casting, injection mold, etc
  • Proven track record of taking ownership, successfully negotiating preferred pricing and driving results
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Prior experience managing mechanical sourcing, including knowledge of raw material, plastic, sheet metal, machining, die casting, or thermal forming
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Conducts all activities with the highest level of integrity
  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours as needed
  • 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
  • Work directly with key suppliers to develop and implement sourcing and cost management strategies that support existing platforms and new product development
  • Pull and aggregate the overall demand picture for hardware used to support the Starlink satellite constellation to enable an accurate demand signal that will enable rate
  • Act as the supplier interface for all RFIs, RFPs and RFQs
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to run the RFX process and evaluation, then use results to implement a sourcing decision
  • Manage cost aggressively to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets and forecasts. Develop should-cost models for competitive cost analysis
  • Ensure that suppliers are prepared to support all prototype builds with appropriate equipment and material to ensure successful product development, ramp up and mass production
  • Drive internal and external process improvements to enhance efficiency and implement cost-saving programs with suppliers
  • Present value propositions to SpaceX executives, including those related to contract award, cost reviews, cost reduction strategies and critical supply issues
  • Develop, manage, and maintain strong supplier partnerships
  • Implement analytical data management tools to manage supplier performance

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.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.