Commodities & Equipment Specialist
Posted on 1/5/2023
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Operations & Logistics
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of purchasing or supply chain experience
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately to meet internal customer and company needs
  • Ability to evaluate procurement bids in accordance with established criteria
  • Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality
  • Knowledge of internal and external auditing
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university or comparable purchasing experience
  • Possess an established track record of procuring multiple commodities within an aerospace or manufacturing environment
  • Familiarity with complex supply chain and logistics
  • Position may require long hours and weekend work when needed
  • Position may require domestic travel up to 10%
  • Quote and manage all rented and owned equipment across all ABL sites (Forklifts, Trucks, Generators, Shipping Containers, ISO Tanks, etc.)
  • Arrange all scheduled maintenance and recertification for all rental and owned equipment across all ABL sites
  • Monitor and respond to Site Commodity trackers
  • Quote and purchase all Commodities (Gases & Propellants) for all ABL test and launch sites
  • Track and document the location and status of all company commodity assets (rented & owned)
  • Lead comprehensive sourcing lifecycle from RFQ to contract execution
  • Drive ongoing supplier optimization and continuous improvements
  • Coordinate all incoming deliveries of commodities and return of empty equipment for refill and return shipment to each site
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a commodity inventory strategy that supports ABL's supply chain
  • Liaison with various teams across the organization including Production, Engineering, Finance, and Legal
  • Establish, manage, and maintain external relationships with suppliers, vendors, and other key stakeholders
  • Develop and present tailored supplier strategies to senior level leadership
  • Analyzes supplier operations to determine factors that affect prices and lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules
  • Responsible for overall relationship with one or multiple strategic accounts across all given commodity vendors and equipment vendors