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Sr. Supply Chain Planner (Dragon Spacecraft)

SpaceX
Hawthorne, CA 90250

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. SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNER (DRAGON SPACECRAFT)

Dragon is the world€™s leading provider of human spaceflight leading the charge by sending both humans and cargo to the International Space Station with rapid frequency. SpaceX is pushing the aerospace industry forward with the goal to produce cost effective and rapidly reusable capsules to continue pushing the boundaries of space travel. The Dragon Supply Chain department is a critical player in those operations. To capitalize on SpaceX€™s technological and market changing successes, our team will be part of managing an agile yet robust supply chain that will enable a competitive advantage for the company. Dragon Supply Chain will play a key role in enabling SpaceX to meet these ambitious growth targets and greatly contribute in making us a multi-planetary species.

This is a high-profile, cross functional position that plays an integral role in enabling production flow and supporting launch manifest. Working in close coordination with engineering and manufacturing departments, senior supply chain planners execute effective, creative, and smart supply chain strategies to achieve production goals. Some of the functions a senior supply chain planner will be responsible include material requirements planning, purchasing, supplier delivery management, dock-to-stock coordination, and inventory levels management. With all integration and capsule refurbishment taking place in-house, senior supply chain planners are able to see their assemblies come to life every day! Due to the rapidly growing industry of human spaceflight we€™re looking for critical thinkers that are proactive problem solvers and who are comfortable with ambiguity.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and manage the demand plan for a Dragon subsystem
  • Create and manage bill of materials in MRP systems for product scope
  • Align demand-supply signal allocations, and review line of balances to assess short and long-term product health
  • Maintain product master data and develop expertise in all material planning systems and reports
  • Signal purchasing team to place new orders, and collaborate on supplier fulfillment as well as executing purchasing transactions within designated scope
  • Mitigate risk and ensure continuity of supply by constructing and executing to a well thought out supply plan that fulfills the needs of the product on time and with quality
  • Execute purchasing transactions within scope area by issuing purchase orders for SpaceX programs and ensure delivery
  • Partner with internal stakeholders on implementing advanced supply chain strategies like long term purchases, design for manufacturing to reduce cost and improve quality
  • Proactively manage inventory, prevent stock outs while optimizing the utilization of SpaceX working capital
  • Project manage design changes as needed per defined scope 
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with vendors and distributors to ensure communication channels are buzzing with real time delivery information and work in progress
  • Monitor and manage spend to ensure adherence to project-specific budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and government regulations
  • Proactively update and steer SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues
  • Analyze supply chain data and report out metrics

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:

  • Experience navigating multitier bill of materials and work orders
  • Experience working in a production environment
  • Technical knowledge in a commodity (e.g. composites raw material, composite component manufacturing, machining, soft goods etc.)
  • Proven success working on cross-functional new product introduction projects, completing cost models, and negotiations
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and purchasing/planning functions
  • SQL experience
  • Tableau or PowerBI experience
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and Project, able to create pivot tables or macros, and analyze data
  • Experience navigating multitier bill of materials and work orders
  • APICS certification
  • Lean Six Sigma certification
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • 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:

  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours

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.

 

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Posted: 2021-10-12 Expires: 2022-02-11

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