SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
As a member of the Starlink Supply Chain team you will support an elite group of engineers to source and activate custom tools critical to the production of the Starlink Satellite Constellation. Our team moves quickly and you must too. SpaceX has the unique ability and desire to influence and shape suppliers to be better with us as we challenge our supply chain on cost, quality and speed of execution. This roles scope will help develop the factory of the future
Interpret engineering drawings and BOMs
Create sourcing strategies for all COTS and custom hardware
Develop a preferred supplier network and leverage it to minimize cost and lead time for the fabrication and delivery of SpaceX designed equipment and machinery
Create sourcing strategies for assigned category to reduce risk and meet targets for the purchasing department including, but not limited to, payment terms, cash targets, and cost savings
Support commodities include machined parts, weldments, automation/electromechanical equipment, large machining and blanchard grinding, finish processes, pneumatics, etc.
Solve complex, open-ended problems with an emphasis on speed and efficiency
Manage outsource fabrication projects including planning, coordinating with stakeholders, estimating completion, and manage vendor performance
Perform onsite reviews of vendor capabilities
Responsible for authoring of contract documents with the legal department
Management of contracts ensuring 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
Utilize negotiations to maximize value and cost savings benefit while lowering risk
Place purchase orders and resolve blocked invoices related to assigned category
Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience working in a supply chain, production, or engineering function; or advanced degree; or 6+ years of experience working in a supply chain, production or engineering function
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum GPA of 3.2
3+ years of professional experience in procurement and/or planning
Solid understanding of common manufacturing processes and machines including mills, lathes, waterjet, laser cutters, welding, sheet metal fabrication, etc.
Familiar with common material finishes and coatings, including paint, powder coat, anodize, heat treatment etc.
Ability to prioritize appropriately to meet internal customer and company needs
Effective written and verbal communications skills, with strong ability to communicate to all levels of internal personnel
Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
Ability to conduct all activities with integrity and urgency
Position may require long hours and weekend work when needed
Position may require domestic travel up to 30%
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.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
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