SR. SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNER (LAUNCH VEHICLE)

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Making Humanity Multiplanetary

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.

Falcon 9 is the world’s first orbital reusable rocket, driving down the cost of space entry and making space more accessible. Our Falcon program provides assured access to space for astronauts, is a provider for national security payloads, and is critical for the success of Starlink satellites. This role will be an integral member of our Falcon rocket supply chain planning team and the supply chain subject matter expert for tubing raw material and machine components. Along with ensuring fulfillment of critical parts, a large focus of this role will be eliminating any risk to hitting rate, automating routines, and streamlining processes. This role will focus on ensuring the supply of manufactured components with an emphasis on machined parts, bellows, and other tube raw materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, lead, improve, and execute against pre-established sourcing strategies with metrics tracking and results from the end-to-end perspective for business and production success
  • Maintain accurate configuration of assemblies (BOMs)
  • Ensure accurate lead times, and inventory levels (including spares) to mitigate the risk of production piece part shortages
  • Facilitate technical discussions, make vs buy decisions, launch new product introductions, and conduct should-cost modeling to ensure optimal purchase order issuance and execution
  • Execute risk management analysis which takes into consideration past performance data, demand vs supply, and lead time stack-ups from piece part to launch vehicle integration
  • Optimize logistics, manufacturing, quality, ordering/redistribution policies, and refurbishment/reusability planning and buying for the parts that you own
  • Support supplier facilities visit to identify and leverage equipment and expertise with an emphasis on meeting cost, quality, and delivery goals with strategic suppliers
  • Lead commercial and quality initiatives, and spearhead initiatives to improve performance with teams that execute the strategic sourcing vision of the supply chain team
  • Be the “go-to” resource for the engineering, supply chain, production, and build reliability stakeholders to determine the best value sourcing, NPI Sourcing Plans, Turn-key or Buy complete strategies, Logistics, and Lead Time optimizations, etc.
  • Build cross-functional teams and champion continuous improvement initiatives to meet or exceed the cost, quality, and delivery goals. Proactively status and update SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues
  • Conduct design for manufacturability reviews with support from supplier quality and engineering teams and strategic suppliers
  • Champion value adds value engineering projects to improve part quality and reduce cost
  • Execute a supplier bid-list with preferred suppliers. Mitigate sole/single source risk and ensure continuity of supply
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships (Internal to SpaceX and external suppliers)
  • Assess and leverage supplier technical capability, equipment, capacity, and risk in procurement
  • Place POs for MRP planning messages for production parts and via email signals, if required
  • Diagnose and resolve purchase order discrepancies and invoice issues

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience working in a supply chain, production, or engineering function; or advanced degree; or 6+ years of experience working in a supply chain, production, or engineering function

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Remarkable problem-solving skills with a bias for speed and accuracy
  • Strong track record of leadership and team-building skills
  • Lean or continuous improvement experience to eliminate headcount needed for daily work
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, and ability to prioritize efforts to meet customer and company goals
  • Strong technical ability to read drawings and blueprints, understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Develop and maintain strong internal and external supplier relationships in a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Value add engineering abilities that improve part quality, delivery, and cost
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated and tracked results compared to goals
  • Excellent customer service skills, produce exceptional work at all times, highly self-motivated
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Technical knowledge and skills in coding and computer applications, e.g. MS Office Suite, VBA, Smartsheet, SQL, Confluence, JIRA, Power BI, etc.
  • Must be detail-oriented, and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Holds self to the highest ethical standards, and 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, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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.

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 us.

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