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Purchasing Coordinator - Temporary

Purchasing Coordinator - Temporary

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

Purchasing Coordinator – Temporary

Procurement lies at the heart of SpaceX where our world-class rockets and spacecraft are built at an unprecedented rate. The Purchasing Coordinator helps support the tactical functions of the flight hardware procurement team to ensure we meet our customer manifest.  This includes coordinating the flow of work between departments, placing accurate purchase orders with suppliers, reporting on timely parts delivery, and driving continuous improvement.


  • Issue purchase orders quickly and without error
  • Ensure purchase orders are acknowledged by suppliers
  • Obtain the original promise date from suppliers
  • Review open order report and manage deliveries
  • Resolve invoice issues and ensuring that vendors are paid on time
  • Support buyers in cost savings initiatives
  • Lead miscellaneous procurement projects

Position Details:

This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.

  • LENGTH OF POSITION: contract end date is slated for end of Q3 2018 (end of Sept 2018)
  • LOCATION: Hawthorne, CA
  • SHIFT: Day

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Purchasing experience, specifically related to machining commodity
  • Remarkable problem solving skills with a bias for speed
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong technical knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Ability to conduct all activities with the highest degree of integrity
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment

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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