Business Support Specialist, Spaceship Propulsion

Company Details

Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet lie in making better use of space.

Who we are

Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet lie in making better use of space.

Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology, and psychology.

From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites than divides us.

“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first-century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.” Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver, and can make things happen – apply today!

Your Mission

Virgin Galactic has an exciting opportunity for a Business Support Specialist on our SpaceShip Propulsion team! 

The core responsibilities of the role include the following, although not limited to:

  • Promptly, professionally, and courteously greet visitors, determine the nature of business, answer questions, respond to complaints, and refer to proper office or individual.
  • Ensure visitor security and compliance requirements are met before allowing visitors or other guests entry into the facility.
  • Assist in the processing of Purchase Requestions to support the Spaceship Propulsion Program and Department.
  • Support, document, and were required lead process improvement and process documentation activities in support of the Department.
  • Participates in and leads cross-function coordination as required across VG.
  • Promptly, professionally, and courteously answer incoming calls, route callers, and provide information as required.
  • Set up and coordinate meetings and conferences, including facility site visit approvals.
  • Provide support to all levels of management and staff.
  • Manage and maintain executives’ schedules as well as calendars as needed.
  • Conduct research, collect and analyze data to prepare reports and documents pertaining to expenses.
  • Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to copying, faxing, mailing and filing.
  • Assist with ordering and managing office supplies as well as company apparel.
  • Support emergency evacuations on an as-needed basis.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality in discussing organizational matters.
  • Assists in other duties as needed and directed.

What you bring

  • 3-5 years of experience within an administrative office setting.
  • Good knowledge of office etiquette and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience with meeting and dealing with people at all levels of the organization in an efficient and tactful manner.
  • Ability to identify the nature of a visitor’s business and determine how to respond in the best manner to maintain the company’s positive public image.
  • Strong experience with and knowledge of MS Office computer applications – intermediate to advanced skills with Outlook, Word, and Excel are strongly preferred.
  • Good organizational skills and strong attention to detail are required.
  • Ability to carry out a variety of clerical tasks independently from general instructions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately interpret written information and to successfully complete tasks requiring basic arithmetic.
  • Demonstrated history of strong attendance, reporting to work regularly and on time.
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).
  • Must have a valid passport and able to obtain a driver’s license.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic 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.

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