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Supply Chain Planning Manager
Launch Vehicles
Posted on 7/1/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Management
Sales
Requirements
  • 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
  • Capable of managing existing external supply chain and suppliers both domestic and globally
  • Vast experience within a commodity (technical procurement, product development, NPI, manufacturing and negotiating high volume products)
  • Individual negotiation skills with the ability to influence
  • Proven track record of taking ownership, successfully negotiating preferred pricing and driving results
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Conducts all activities with the highest level of integrity
  • Experience of planning purchasing of commodity products and 3rd party services working as a team with product development, quality, finance and sales
  • Prior experience managing semiconductor sourcing, including knowledge of raw material, plastic, sheet metal, machining, die casting, or thermal forming
  • Ability to work extended hours, some nights and/or weekends when needed
  • Ability to travel - up to 50% 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
Responsibilities
  • Show initiative in developing new methods or processes to ensure the highest quality product and efficient methods utilized
  • Evaluate technical feasibility of work content and understand suppliers' technical capabilities and limitations
  • Inform DFM discussions based on vendor feedback
  • Ensure partners are prepared to support prototype builds with appropriate equipment, material to ensure a successful product development, ramping up and production
  • Take ownership of team effort to develop and implement sourcing and cost management strategies that support existing platforms and new product development
  • Present value propositions to SpaceX management, including those related to contract award, cost reviews, cost reduction strategies and critical supply issues
  • Manage cost aggressively to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets, forecasts and develop should-cost models for competitive cost analysis
  • Develop clear technology and commodity roadmaps for current commodity, product, vertical as they relate to future SpaceX programs
  • Be the liaison between supply chain and engineering for supplier and down selection during NPI while improving or sustaining cost targets
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships across disciplines and multiple levels of management
  • Manage supply base from concept to end of life to ensure continuity of supply (COS) with the right materials driving plan in place and on time delivery
  • Responsible for creating POs, on-time delivery of materials for both internal and external operations, invoice resolution, meeting company quality requirements while meeting company cost targets
  • Guide junior staff members in some aspects of their jobs and provides strategic support whenever needed
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.