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SR. BUYER, OPERATIONS, PROPULSION SUPPLY CHAIN

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1 Rocket Rd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Overview :

In an era when most technology based products follow a path of ever-increasing capability and reliability while simultaneously reducing costs, launch vehicles today are little changed from those of 40 years ago. SpaceX aims to change this paradigm by developing a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten. …

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SR. BUYER, OPERATIONS, PROPULSION SUPPLY CHAIN

Hawthorne, CA, US

 

SpaceX - Full-Time | Job date : 07-06-2018

Description

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

 

SR BUYER, OPERATIONS, PROPULSION SUPPLY CHAIN

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overall responsibilities are to support engineering and production for purchases of complex, highly engineered, machined components to manufacture SpaceX vehicles. 

 

Buyer will be able to:

 

Develop and execute Propulsion Supply Chain procurement strategy

Source propulsion components and negotiate effectively to support cost, quality, and delivery goals

Execute on Work Transfer initiatives to mitigate technical supply risks associated with transitioning parts from one manufacturing source to another

Support long term agreement negotiations with strategic suppliers

Lead supplier quality, development, and performance teams to execute strategic procurement vision

Support Engineering and Production teams when selecting suppliers, developing NPI strategies, determining Make vs. Buy, calculating Should Cost, executing Work Transfer

Build cross functional teams and champion continuous improvement initiatives for cost, quality, and delivery

Ensure continuity of supply through effective supplier management and lead escalation meetings with suppliers for parts shortages to develop recovery plan

Drive design for manufacturability reviews with support from supplier quality and engineering

Champion value add engineering projects to improve part quality, delivery, and cost

Proactively update SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues

Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships

Visit supplier’s facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity

Resolve purchase order discrepancies and invoice issues

Analyze procurement data and report metrics to improve supplier performance

Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and government regulations

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, economics, supply chain, or similar technical discipline

3+ years of technical procurement experience

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Bachelor’s degree in engineering

Experience reading datasheets, drawings, and blueprints

Knowledge of ERP Systems such as SAP or Oracle

Understand process planning, materials and process applications, quality procedures, Teamcenter 10, inventory management, and CapEx planning

Manufacturing or production line experience

Proven track record of leadership and team building skills

Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills

Knowledge and skills in current technologies and applications, i.e. MS Office Suite, SQL, Access, etc.

Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills

Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs

Excellent customer service 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:

 

Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed

Able to work long hours and weekends as needed

Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.