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Sr. Buyer - Connector, Cable, Harness and Hardware

Sr. Buyer - Connector, Cable, Harness and Hardware

Supply Chain Management

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 – Connector, Cable, Harness and Hardware

Department Overview

The SpaceX Supply Chain Department is a critical player in our operations. To capitalize on our technical and market success, our team will execute large-scale projects that will define the bottom-line for the company. The functions within the department include procurement, planning and fulfillment, supplier development and quality, logistics and inventory. As SpaceX becomes the overall market leader, they will position us to maximize valuation, fuel growth and ensure achievement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage global supply base for satellite harness and hardware including cable, connector, harness, RF high speed interconnect hardware and mechanical parts
  • Provide guidance to internal customers on design for manufacturability and trade analysis for interconnect mechanical commodities, including machined components, mechanical components, connector, cable, harness assembly and hardware
  • Visit supplier’s facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity for rapid deployment of new product development and long term production
  • Conduct comprehensive supplier analysis, including strategic direction, market and industry position, and risk assessment
  • Monitor and manage costs to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets, forecasts and maintain cost of bill of materials
  • Administer moderate to large contracts and independently negotiate with suppliers contract terminology, pricing, technical requirements, scope and terms involving responsibility, liability, indemnification, intellectual property and export compliance
  • Collaborate with engineering on design reviews, suppliers on roadmaps, project technical leads on schedule and supplier engineering on quality requirements
  • Negotiate and implement cost-saving programs with suppliers
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to achieve cost, quality, and delivery targets on new products
  • Prepare, issue, and analyze RFx packages for one-time and ongoing project requirements
  • Issue purchase orders for SpaceX satellite program
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, procedures and government regulations

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or supply chain
  • 5+ years of technical procurement experience required
  • Prior experience in RF connectivity, connector, cable, large harness assembly, mechanical components, assembly procedures

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience reading engineering drawings and blueprints
  • Knowledge of carbon fiber market, pre-preg market, automated fiber placement systems, or composite component part manufacturing
  • Experience in sourcing from a global supply base, for electromechanical and composites
  • Experience in identifying and executing an optimized machining supply chain, including raw material, machining, material processing, inspection and logistics
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs.
  • Excellent customer service skills

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 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.

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