Sr. Supply Chain Planner
Posted on 3/15/2023
Brownsville, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
  • Advanced degree; or bachelor's degree and 2+ years of experience working in one or more of the following; or 6+ 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
  • Remarkable problem-solving skills with a bias for speed and accuracy
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, and ability to prioritize efforts to meet customer and company goals
  • Strong technical ability to read drawings and blueprints, understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong internal and external supplier relationships in a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated and tracked results compared to goals
  • Excellent customer service skills, produce exceptional work at all times, highly self-motivated
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Technical knowledge and skills in coding and computer applications, (e.g. MS Office Suite, VBA, Smartsheet, SQL, Confluence, JIRA, Power BI, etc.)
  • Detail-oriented, and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Holds self to highest ethical standards, and conducts all activities with the highest of integrity
  • Must be able to travel - up to 50% 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 Brownsville, TX and requires being onsite - remote work not considered
  • 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
  • Plan, lead, improve, and execute against pre-established sourcing strategies with metrics tracking and results from end-to-end perspective for business and production success
  • Ensure work centers are clear to build on time and that lineside health is meeting specifications like sensible min/max/reorder-points that are aligned to the MRP Demand plan
  • Solve problems to recover from late breaking changes or shortages
  • Ensure that the production reality (work center cycle time) is supported by a credible and well-thought out inventory demand-supply plan (vehicle exit rate)
  • Maintain accuracy and audit bill of materials in MRP systems for production at rate
  • Manage inventory targets, prevent stock outs, publish line of balance reports, aligning demand supply signals and allocations, maintaining product master data and developing expertise in in-house systems and reports
  • Facilitate technical discussions, DFM Reviews, make vs buy decisions, launch new product introductions, and conduct should-cost modeling to ensure optimal purchase order issuance and execution
  • Execute risk management analysis which take into bottlenecks leveraging past performance data, demand vs supply, and lead time stack-ups from piece part to launch vehicle integration
  • Execute MRP planning messages for production parts
  • Issue purchase orders for production ready (post-NPI handoff) requirements and ensure delivery
  • Manage relevant purchase order master data to ensure timely delivery and provide production with dependable delivery signals
  • Diagnose and resolve purchase order discrepancies and invoice issues
  • Partner with internal stakeholders on implementing advanced supply chain strategies like long term purchases, design for manufacturing to reduce cost and improve quality
  • Monitor and manage costs to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets and forecasts
  • Support supplier facilities visits to identify and leverage equipment and expertise with an emphasis on meeting cost, quality, and delivery goals with strategic suppliers
  • Place POs for MRP planning messages for production parts and via email signals, if required
  • Mitigate sole/single source risk and ensure continuity of supply
  • Ensure accurate master data such as part status, lead times, part owners, commodity codes, and sub assembly codes
  • Proactively status and update SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues
  • Execute RFQ/RFP to a supplier bid-list with preferred suppliers
  • Optimize logistics, manufacturing, quality, ordering/redistribution policies, and refurbishment/reusability planning and buying for the parts that you own
  • Ensure compliance and help train others with all company policies and procedures and government regulations
  • Build cross functional teams and champion continuous improvement initiatives to meet or exceed cost, quality, and delivery goals

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.