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Buyer (Ground Engineering)

Hawthorne, CA 90250
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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 ofenabling human life on Mars.



  • Source and place purchase orders for machined and mechanical components, machine parts, commercial off the shelf products, and raw material and negotiate effectively to support cost, quality, and delivery commodity goals
  • Identify and onboard new suppliers to serve dynamic program with rapidly evolving business needs
  • Utilize negotiations to maximize value and cost savings benefit while lowering risk
  • Resolve purchase order discrepancies and invoice issues
  • Ensure continuity of supply through effective supplier management and lead escalation meetings with suppliers for schedule misses
  • Proactively update SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Visit suppliers facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity
  • Analyze procurement data and report metrics to improve supplier performance
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and government regulations
  • Coordinate with engineering and quality organizations to determine cause of rejected material and to drive appropriate changes to ensure elimination/reduction of those quality issues
  • Analyze supply chain data and report out metrics


  • Bachelors degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or similar technical discipline
  • 1+ years of technical procurement experience (internships and co-ops qualify)


  • Bachelors degree in an engineering discipline
  • Experience reading datasheets, drawings, and blueprints
  • Experience with purchasing for more than one category
  • Manufacturing or production line experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems
  • Strong knowledge and skills in current technologies and applications (e.g. MS Office Suite, SQL, Access, Python, etc.)
  • Understanding of process planning, materials and processes applications, quality procedures, inventory management, and CapEx planning
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment


  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced work environment
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed


  • 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 SpaceXs 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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Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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