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Sourcing Manager
Launch R&D
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Locations
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Management
Communications
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, supply chain, or other technical discipline
  • 5+ years of experience working in one or more of the following
  • Engineering
  • Purchasing or procurement
  • Operations or supply chain management
  • Finance and strategy
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4
  • Capital expenditure purchasing experience specific to launch operations or aerospace
  • Extensive project management and organizational skills
  • Experience managing large scale capital projects
  • Remarkable problem-solving skills with a bias for speed
  • Quick learner and ability to prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong technical knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Ability to conduct all activities with the highest degree of integrity
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours
  • Willingness to work long hours and weekend when needed to meet critical deadlines
  • 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
Responsibilities
  • Create sourcing strategies for the launch team to reduce risk and meet targets for the purchasing department including, but not limited to, payment terms, cash targets, and cost savings
  • Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create strategic sourcing models that optimize the value of products and services that support business unit requirements to maintain continuous cost reduction programs for controllable expenditures
  • Communicate, manage, and drive compliance to category strategies
  • Identify and execute cost reduction projects including planning, coordinating with stakeholders, estimating completion, and project updates
  • Perform advanced quantitative and business process analyses to identify financial impacts of decisions, cost improvement and performance for launch, including R&D projects across all SpaceX locations
  • Perform business process analysis and develop models to improve cost
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define SLAs and KPIs for suppliers and measure the appropriate criteria, such as: delivery of business results, cost reduction, quality and timeliness of delivery
  • Conduct research, perform benchmarking, and gather market analysis for assigned categories
  • Responsible for authoring of contract documents with the legal department
  • Manage contracts to ensure performance of the supplier to contract obligations
  • Understand interrelationships between contracts and terms while applying creativity and sound business reasoning to interpret application of contract to business needs
  • Negotiate to maximize value and cost savings benefit while lowering risk
  • Establish preferred suppliers for assigned category
  • Create and implement related management programs to develop, continuously improve, manage the performance of, and monitor KPIs of the supply base
  • Place purchase orders and resolve blocked invoices related to the site operations
  • Perform assignments independently with instruction limited to results expected
  • Develop and lead efforts to reduce number of transactions and for assigned categories
SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Aerospace
Transportation
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
  • 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.