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 (STARLINK)
The Starlink Supply Chain Department is looking for a sourcing specialist to support satellite production in our Redmond facility. To capitalize on our technical and market success, our team will execute large-scale projects that will define the bottom-line for the Starlink program. The functions within the department include procurement, planning and fulfillment, supplier development and quality, logistics and inventory.
Responsible for maintaining vendor delivery of goods and services according to master schedules; execute purchasing transactions within scope area by issuing purchase orders for SpaceX programs and ensure delivery; manage all relevant master data in MRP to ensure accurate and complete information at all times
Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to evaluate sourcing models and optimize the value of products and services that support business requirements; maintain continuous cost reduction programs; communicate, manage, and drive compliance to category strategies; provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems
Improve sourcing strategies to reduce risk and meet targets for the Starlink program including, but not limited to, payment terms, spend targets, and cost savings
Responsible for identifying and executing cost reduction projects including planning, stakeholder coordination, timeline management, and project updates
Negotiations: utilize negotiations to maximize value and cost savings benefit while lowering risk
Responsible for advanced quantitative analysis to identify financial impacts of decisions and performance for managed categories; perform business process analysis and develop models to improve cost; collaborate with stakeholders to define service level agreements and key performance indicators for suppliers, such as: delivery of business results, cost reduction, quality and timeliness of delivery; conduct research, perform benchmarking, and gather market analysis for assigned categories
Establish preferred suppliers; create and implement programs to develop, monitor, improve, and manage supply base key performance indicators
Develop and lead efforts to reduce transaction quantities for assigned categories
Bachelor’s degree or 4+ years of experience working in a supply chain, production, or engineering function
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
GPA of 3.2 or higher
2+ years of experience working in a supply chain, production, or engineering function
Contract development and negotiation experience
Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
Independent problem-solving skills
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
Conducts all activities with the highest of integrity
Willingness to work long hours and weekends when needed to meet critical deadlines
Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours
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