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.
SOURCING SPECIALIST (LAUNCH VEHICLES)
SpaceX is on a fast track to become the market leader in various product categories like US based human spaceflight, rapid vehicle reusability, internet services through the Starlink constellation and others exciting projects. The SpaceX Supply Chain Department is a critical player in our operations. To capitalize on SpaceX’s technological and market changing successes, our team will be part of managing an agile yet robust supply chain that will enable a competitive advantage for the company. SpaceX supply chain will play a key role in enabling SpaceX to meet these ambitious growth targets and greatly contribute in making us a multi-planetary species.
This is a high-profile, cross functional position that plays an integral role in enabling production flow and supporting launch manifest and key developmental goals. Working in close coordination with engineering and manufacturing departments, sourcing specialists execute effective creative and smart supply chain strategies to achieve production goals. The functions within the sourcing management include vendor coordination and procurement, delivery management, and dock-to-stock coordination. With integration taking place in-house, sourcing specialists are able to see their assemblies come to life every day!
Forecast demand, evaluate capacity, and manage supply signals to adjust incoming material
Track high risk components and supplier delivery performance
Establish and manage mechanical and electrical bills of materials in both prototype and production phases
Recover material shortages of purchased and fabricated parts by working cross-functionally and using their knowledge base to come up with creative solutions
Analyze and interpret data to distinguish the signal from the noise
Communicate clearly and rapidly to influence decisions of vendors and senior leadership
Bachelor’s degree or 4+ years of experience working in a supply chain, production, or engineering function
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
2+ years of professional experience in technical sourcing, procurement, or planning
Technical knowledge in a commodity (e.g. composites raw material, composite components, electronic/electro-mechanical components, machining, avionics, soft goods etc.)
Experience with MRP or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and with managing bill of materials, work orders, and purchase orders
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification, Six Sigma certification, or similar certifications
Experience with forecasting, demand planning, and lead time analysis
Experience with raw materials and components movement among multiple nodes, inventory tracking/management
Experience reading datasheets, drawings and blueprints
Strong skills in data analysis using Excel, SQL and PowerBI
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, cross functional environment, independently and in a team
Demonstrated efficiency in time management, interpersonal communication, and organization
Proven track record of leadership and team building skills
Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
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
Ability to work long 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.
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