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Sourcing Specialist, Indirect

Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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.

SOURCING SPECIALIST, INDIRECT

We are a progressive procurement organization pushing the boundaries of traditional procurement reputation and methodologies. We are looking for individuals who can think outside the box to achieve company objectives regarding value and partnerships with our suppliers. SpaceX has the unique ability and desire to influence and shape suppliers to be better with us as we challenge our supply chain on cost, quality and delivery. This Sourcing Specialist, Indirect role will support the machine maintenance, test equipment, and calibration categories.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create sourcing strategies for assigned categories to reduce risk and meet targets for the purchasing department including, but not limited to, payment terms, cash targets, and cost savings
  • Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create strategic sourcing models that optimize the value of products and services that support business unit requirements to maintain continuous cost reduction programs for controllable expenditures
  • Identify and execute cost reduction projects including planning, coordinating with stakeholders, estimating completion, and project updates
  • Perform advanced quantitative and business processes analyses to identify financial impacts of decisions, cost improvement, and performance for assigned categories
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define SLAs and KPIs 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
  • Create contract documents in collaboration with the legal department
  • Manage contracts to ensure the performance of the supplier to contract obligations, and established preferred suppliers for assigned categories
  • Understand interrelationships between contracts and terms while applying creativity and sound business reasoning to interpret application of contract to business needs
  • Negotiate to maximize value and cost savings benefits while lowering risk
  • Create and implement management programs to develop, continuously improve, manage the performance of, and monitor KPIs of the supply base
  • Place purchase orders and resolve blocked invoices related to assigned categories
  • Develop and lead efforts to reduce number of transactions for assigned categories

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, supply chain, or other technical discipline

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of purchasing or procurement experience
  • Analytical experience
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Contract manager certification - CPCM or CCM
  • Remarkable problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately to meet internal customer and company needs
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills, with 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
  • Ability to conduct all activities with the highest of integrity

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Position may require long hours and weekend work when needed
  • Position may require domestic travel up to 10%

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. Learn more about the 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.

Keywords: Space Exploration Technologies, Hawthorne , Sourcing Specialist, Indirect, Other , Hawthorne, California

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