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Category Manager

Category Manager

Corporate Operations - Accounting and Finance

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.

CATEGORY MANAGER, CONSTRUCTION

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project Management: Responsible for identifying and executing cost reduction projects including planning, coordinating with stakeholders, estimating completion, and project updates. Drive and initiate facilities and construction project planning where necessary to prevent cost overruns
  • Construction Financial Planning: Develop cost estimates for construction projects based on preliminary plans and designs from key internal stakeholders. Present estimates for financial review and provide recommendations on value engineering where appropriate. Assist with internal funding approval for critical projects. Develop and further processes for current and historical project cost estimating and tracking
  • Project Engineering and Pre-Construction: Coordinate with internal customers, construction team, and consultants to drive decision making and ensure a cost effective project design. Develop scope documents for the purposes of bidding. Create and issue (RFP's) request for proposals  for construction projects
  • Risk Mitigation: Evaluate supplier base and contracts while considering risk. Manage projects and contracts to protect against change orders and financial issues wherever possible
  • Contract Management: Responsible for assisting in the authoring of contract documents with the Legal Department. Management of contracts ensuring performance of the supplier to contract obligations. Understand interrelationships between contracts and terms while applying creativity and sound business reasoning to interpret application of contract to business needs
  • Negotiations: Utilize negotiations to maximize value and cost savings benefit while lowering risk
  • Supplier Management: Establish preferred suppliers for assigned category. Identify service areas of need within SpaceX and develop relationships with new suppliers to meet those needs. Maintain supplier base as needed to allow for proper implementation of bidding procedures and RFP's. Create and implement management programs to develop, continuously improve, manage the performance of, and monitor (KPI’s) key performance indicators of the supply base
  • Stakeholder Management: Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create a collaborative facilities and construction planning environment. Communicate, manage, and drive compliance to category strategies among SpaceX internal stakeholders. Provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems
  • Talent Development: Help manage, lead, develop, and mentor related positions while working on critical projects  
  • Strategy/Sourcing: Create sourcing strategies for construction and facilities categories to reduce risk and meet targets for the Purchasing Department. Metrics include, (but are not limited to) payment terms, cash targets, and cost savings. Identify and understand general market trends within construction and facilities labor market
  • Efficiency: Develop and lead efforts to reduce number of transactions and for assigned categories
  • Analysis: Responsible for advanced quantitative analysis to identify financial impacts of decisions and performance for category managed. Perform business process analysis and develop models to improve cost. Collaborate with stakeholders to define SLA's and KPI's for suppliers and measure the appropriate criteria, such as: delivery of business results, cost reduction, quality and timeliness of delivery. Conduct research, perform benchmarking, and gather market analysis for assigned categories

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, construction management, or a related discipline
  • 5 years of technical experience in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, or construction project management

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Remarkable problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately to meet internal customer and company needs
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills, which strong ability to communicate to all levels of internal personnel
  • 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
  • Construction estimating skills
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately to meet internal customer and company needs
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Working knowledge of (CAD) Computer-Aided Design / Revit (view only)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends if needed
  • Ability to travel between SpaceX locations in Cape Canaveral, FL, Redmond WA, and McGregor, Texas

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.

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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