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Manager, Procurement - Composites Commodity

Manager, Procurement - Composites Commodity

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

Manager, Procurement - Composites Commodity

The Supply Chain department is responsible for the sourcing, planning, procurement, warehousing, and transportation of all raw materials and components needed to build our revolutionary spacecraft and launch vehicles.  Our mission is to get a quality part in the right place at the right time, every time.


  • Manage over $100M spend portfolio for all composite raw materials and component parts (simultaneously achieving goals for cost/quality/delivery requirements)
  • Lead and develop a team of buyers and supplier quality engineers in accordance with an annual operating plan
  • Manage a team that prepares, issues, and analyzes request packages for new product integration, and ongoing production requirements
  • Foster, manage, and maintain supplier partnerships (while monitoring status of work being performed)
  • Ensure any critical or problem suppliers have an improvement plan in place to meet the goals set forth by SpaceX
  • Collaborate with the internal customers to understand project requirements and roadmaps
  • Conduct comprehensive supplier analysis, including strategic direction, market and industry position, capabilities, capacity, and risk management
  • Develop sourcing strategies and decisions based on a variety of factors, including product, operational, strategic, and financial considerations
  • Analyze supplier performance and negotiate contracts and assess supplier relationships
  • Negotiate and implement cost-saving programs with suppliers
  • Issue purchase orders, ensure timely delivery and resolve invoice issues

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or finance
  • 7+ years of experience in purchasing and/or supplier management
  • 2+ years in a supervisory or management role

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in composites (procurement or supplier quality)
  • Remarkable problem solving skills, with a bias for speed
  • Track record of issuing long term agreements and strategic purchasing
  • Experienced and influential leader with great communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Remarkable problem solving skills
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation 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 degree of integrity

Additional Requirements:

  • Travel to suppliers as needed is a function of this position

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, 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 Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.


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