1+ months

Supply Chain Manager - Starlink (Electromechanical)

Redmond, WA 98052

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.

Supply Chain Manager - Starlink (Electromechanical) - Redmond, WA


  • Lead commodity strategy of electronic mechanical systems with focus on PCBAs, integration of electronic and mechanical parts, functional testing with comprehensive quality assurance plans
  • Manage and develop a team of Buyers and Material Planners
  • Evaluate, assess, develop, and manage the supply base to enable quick prototype deployment and introduction to scalable production for electro-mechanical systems
  • Develop overall supplier negotiation and engagement strategies
  • Administer contracts; independently negotiate contracts including pricing, technical requirements, scope, and terms involving responsibility, liability, indemnification, and intellectual property
  • Mitigate risk and ensure continuity of supply
  • Manage relationships with external manufacturer and distribution partners
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams on sourcing strategy, market analysis, trade-off analysis reviews, and supplier roadmaps with engineers to support cost, quality, and delivery targets
  • Partner with internal stakeholders on requests for information, request for proposal, and request for quotation
  • Issue purchase orders, ensure timely delivery of purchase orders, and resolve invoice issues
  • Execute MRP Planning messages for production parts
  • Monitor and manage costs to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and government regulations
  • Proactively update SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues
  • Analyze procurement data and report metrics

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or similar technical discipline
  • 7+ years of procurement or supplier management experience
  • Experience in electro-mechanical systems procurement
  • Experience with electronic manufacturing services (EMS), or contract manufacturers (CM)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of PCBA manufacturing and assembly processes, foreign and domestic supply base, capabilities, and PCBA level commodity experience
  • Technical procurement, new product introduction, manufacturing, or design / development experience
  • Experience with drawings, bill of materials, and gerber files
  • Experience with manufacturer product portfolio, and electronic raw materials
  • Training and team building skills
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and skills in current technologies and applications, ie. MS Office Suite
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Must be 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:

  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of normal work hours

ITAR Requirements:

  • 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.

Posted: 2019-09-17 Expires: 2019-12-15

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