Global Supply Manager
Posted on 3/15/2023

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
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Operations & Logistics
Customer Success & Support
  • 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
  • Technical knowledge with polymers such as adhesives, silicones, sealants, coatings, and tapes
  • Prior experience managing large value contracts and global supply base
  • Experience in sourcing from a global supply base, for polymer raw materials
  • Experience in identifying and executing an optimized polymer supply chain, including raw material, polymerization, material processing, inspection and logistics
  • Technical procurement, New Product Introduction and production procurement, manufacturing, or design/development experience
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Conducts all activities with the highest of integrity
  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed
  • Must be able to travel - up to 15% work week travel
  • 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
  • Manage the supply base supporting critical commodities/categories for launch vehicle products with an emphasis on polymers
  • Leverage demand forecasts and upcoming design releases to ensure the supply base has ample manufacturing capacity and quality yield to enable aggressive ramp up of vehicle production
  • Provide guidance to internal procurement staff and engineering customers on design for manufacturability, supply chain optimization, and cost reduction strategies for adhesives, silicones, sealants, coatings, and tapes
  • Collaborate with engineering on design reviews, suppliers on scorecard/roadmaps, engineering vehicle leads on schedule and supplier engineering on quality requirements
  • Conduct comprehensive supplier analysis to inform Make vs. Buy decisions, down select an optimal sourcing plan taking short term NPI requirements and long-term production rates, technology replacement, price trend, market and industry position, and risk assessments into account
  • Visit supplier's facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity for rapid deployment of new product development and long-term production to implement a successful E2E product life cycle management strategy and process
  • Monitor and manage costs to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets, forecasts and maintain cost of BOM (Bill of Materials)
  • Ability to develop should - cost models for competitive cost analysis
  • Deliver best in class TCO (Total Cost Ownership)
  • Install and optimize manufacturing capacity to assure COS (Continuity of Supply)
  • Drive suppliers continuous process improvement to enhance efficiency and implement cost-saving programs with suppliers
  • Administer moderate to large contracts and independently negotiate with supplier's contract terminology, pricing, technical requirements, scope and terms involving responsibility, liability, indemnification, intellectual property and export compliance
  • Prepare, issue, and analyze RFx packages for one-time and ongoing project requirements
  • Issue purchase orders for SpaceX programs
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, procedures and government regulations