1+ months

Sr. Supply Chain Planner

Lompoc, CA 93437

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.


The supply chain planner plays an integral role in leading the development, execution, and continuous improvement of key procurement and planning responsibilities that enable the strategic vision underlying developing a world-class supply base to support SpaceX€™s mission of making life multiplanetary. A team player who has exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills with a passion for working across disciplines to solve highly analytical issues and leading continuous improvements is key. The planner will possess an insatiable hunger for learning and an ability to deep dive into issues, take a step back to recognize the interworking of the big picture, and propose a compelling business case that details a clear, actionable path forward and can be leveraged across commodity teams and disciplines.


  • Support flight and non-flight purchase requirement as needed for the Vandenberg site
  • Request quotes from suppliers and have the ability to comprehend detailed RFQs
  • Track promise dates from suppliers and ensure their dates will meet our production need dates
  • Issue purchase orders and revisions in a timely manner
  • Follow-up with suppliers to obtain acknowledgement of purchase orders, ensure supplier delivery to meet SpaceX needs
  • Proactively provide updates to SpaceX management and internal customers on all critical supply issues
  • Coordinate the on-time conversion of MRP messages into work orders
  • Create a line of balance and accurate summaries of part requirements for each assembly
  • Monitor design releases and advance material requests
  • Override Warp Drive planning message dates to meet master production schedule
  • Mitigate shortages and fulfillment dates
  • Attend and support weekly shortage meetings
  • Collaborate with other production departments and suppliers to identify and resolve bottlenecks
  • Support and coordinate engineering changes on engineering masters and open work orders
  • Validate drawing revisions in Teamcenter to support build configuration
  • Learn about their entire designated assembly and maintenance process
  • Validate MRP allocations
  • Work daily with Hawthorne and Cape Canaveral planners
  • Identify any EIS improvements needed to enable rapid campaigns
  • Conducts all activities with the highest integrity


  • Bachelor€™s degree in engineering, business, or supply chain or other technical disicpline
  • 2+ years of experience in material planning, supply chain, production, or engineering


  • Exposure to Microsoft SQL Server, Tableau, and PowerBi
  • Experience analyzing data and developing reports in Microsoft Excel
  • Process improvement or program management experience within a supply chain, production, or manufacturing environment
  • Strong technical understanding of MRP system
  • 3+ years of technical procurement or planning experience
  • Previous work in the aerospace field
  • Exposure within a machining commodity, specifically within CNC/lathe
  • Exposure to ERP systems
  • Lean Six Sigma green or black belt certification
  • Highly-collaborative team player with impeccable attention to detail and strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills with a bias for speed without sacrificing quality
  • 1+ years of technical procurement experience
  • 1+ years of program managing
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships across disciplines
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively while managing multiple critical priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, loosely-structured environment


  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg
  • Travel up to 75% between Hawthorne, Cape Canaveral, and Vandenberg


  • 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.



Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-06-03

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