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SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING MANAGER (STARLINK)

Supply Chain Planning lies at the heart of SpaceX, where we are designing and manufacturing a variety of consumer and enterprise products at an unprecedented rate to enable worldwide, high-speed internet access on our Starlink satellite constellation. Supply Chain Planning Managers make this possible by coordinating closely with engineering, procurement, production, and logistics to ensure we have the supply to manufacture the right quantity and configurations of products to satisfy our global customer demand.  We are looking for a detail-oriented problem-solver that can manage both new product introduction and stable high-volume products, implement novel processes and solutions to help scale our business, and clearly communicate potential risks and mitigation strategies to stakeholders and senior leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own the end-to-end planning lifecycle for Starlink Product sub-assemblies or finished goods, from accurate bill of material requirements, appropriate supply coverage, and timely configuration management to satisfy global consumer and enterprise demand
  • Manage the supply schedule for $100Ms of raw material and finished goods in order to optimize days on hand and inventory turns, minimize obsolescence, and enable the production line to output at full rate
  • Communicate forecasts to internal and external stakeholders that accurately reflects minimum requirements while hedging against potential upside or change in business direction
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks in the multi-tier global supply chain by coordinating with the appropriate stakeholders (procurement, logistics, engineering, etc.) to propose creative solutions and drive to closure
  • Balance a spectrum of both new product introduction (NPI) with rapid iteration and design changes as well as stable production with annual volumes in the hundreds of thousands and eventually in the millions
  • Partner with engineering and production teams to effectively plan for and incorporate design or process changes seamlessly into the production line without impacting output
  • Support insourcing efforts where applicable to guarantee constant supply from internal and external sources to enable overall production targets
  • Assess and monitor supply base capacity and constraints at primary and sub-tiers suppliers to inform program scenario planning and mitigate potential challenges when ramping a product line
  • Maintain part and planning master data as needed to accurately reflect lead-times, manufacturing allocations, yields and attrition, offsets, order policy, and other parameters
  • Guide and mentor peers and team members to strengthen organizational resiliency and bolster the talent pipeline
  • Define and incorporate organization-level processes and improvements that enables the business to scale and efficiently utilize its human capital, leveraging learnings from world-class manufacturers and other high-volume industries
  • Develop applications, reporting, and dashboards to measure team KPIs and support the business as it scales from hundreds of thousands to millions of global customers

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in a high-volume industry, such as automotive or consumer electronics
  • Master’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain or other technical discipline
  • Proven success working on cross-functional new product introduction projects, managing multiple products
  • Technical knowledge in mechanical (plastic injection molding, die-casting, packaging, etc.) or electronic (EEE, PCB, cables, etc.) commodities
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and purchasing/planning functions
  • Intermediate skills in SQL, Tableau, PowerBI, and other data analytics
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel & Project, able to create pivot tables or macros, and analyze data
  • Experience navigating multitier Bill of Materials and work orders
  • APICS certification
  • Lean Six Sigma certification
  • Exceptional 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 of integrity

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours
  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends when needed to meet critical deadlines

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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