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Sr. Buyer - Electromechanical

Sr. Buyer - Electromechanical

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 – Electromechanical


  • Negotiate and source electronic components purchases, interconnect, wire and cables, cables assemblies and miscellaneous requirements as needed. Analyze supplier spend, capacity and develop overall supplier negotiation and engagement strategies
  • Develop and lead commodity strategies for electronic components from cradle to grave
  • Negotiate and execute long term agreements with strategic suppliers
  • Lead Supplier Quality, Development, and Performance teams to execute the strategic Procurement vision
  • Be the “go to” resource for engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, and new product introduction teams when determining best value suppliers, NPI sourcing plans, make vs. buy, should cost, buy complete strategies, and lead times, etc.
  • Build cross functional teams and champion continuous improvement initiatives for cost, quality, and delivery
  • Drive design for manufacturability reviews with support from supplier quality and engineering
  • Champion value add and value engineering projects to improve part quality and reduce cost
  • Mitigate sole/single source risk and ensure continuity of supply
  • Proactively update SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Visit supplier’s facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity
  • Execute MRP Planning messages for production parts
  • Resolve purchase order discrepancies and invoice issues
  • Analyze procurement data and report metrics
  • Administer moderate to large contracts and independently negotiate with suppliers contract terminology, pricing, technical requirements, scope and terms involving responsibility, liability, indemnification, and intellectual property
  • Interpret the conditions and terms of contracts including fiscal and legal implications and advises management on all significant procedures and regulations affecting the contract
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and government regulations
  • Act as liaison with external and internal customers on all matters affecting contractual agreements

Basic Requirements:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, technical, or supply chain
  • Minimum of 3 years of technical procurement experience

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Manufacturing or electronic component and board level commodity experience
  • Experience reading datasheets, drawings and blueprints
  • Proven track record of leadership and team building skills
  • Experience in production procurement
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and skills in current technologies and applications, ie. MS Office Suite, SQL, Access, etc
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • 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:

  • Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed
  • Able to work long hours and weekends as needed

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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