Buyer - Structures SpaceX
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Buyer - Structures
Finance | Hawthorne, CA, United States
SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up; including electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engines. Our development and production efforts represent some of the most dynamic and challenging technology and engineering systems in the world.
We pride ourselves on being a meritocracy where employees are defined by their capabilities and contributions, instead of title or tenure. We are actively seeking the best and brightest minds from all industries and technologies to continue to build our world class team.
Our employees thrive in a fast-paced environment focused on innovation and high levels of personal responsibility. At SpaceX we cut through the noise and believe in the essentials of hardcore engineering. We build it, test it, and fly it.
Overall responsibilities are to support Engineering for purchases of Machining, Castings, Forgings, and Fabricated Parts.
Buyers must be able to:
- Analyze supplier spend and develop overall supplier negotiation and engagement strategies
- Identify and propose best value suppliers to the engineering team based on individual's interpretation of requested parts/blueprints
- Ensure continuity of supply and lead escalation meetings with suppliers for parts shortages to develop recovery plan
- Proactively provide updates to SpaceX management and engineering team on all critical supply issues
- Realize cost savings and supply base management goals
- Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships
- Visit supplier's facilities to assess ability, machines, and capacity
- Place quick turnaround purchase orders for Development parts
- Execute to MRP Planning messages for Production parts
- Follow up with suppliers to meet committed delivery dates
- Provide regular feedback to suppliers to improve long term and short term performance
- Resolve purchase order discrepancies that lead to block invoices
- Analyze procurement data and report metrics
- Bachelor's Degree in Business or related discipline required
- 3-5 years purchasing experience required
- Ability to read drawings and blueprints
- Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
- Remarkable problem solving skills
- Strong technical knowledge and skills in current technologies and applications, especially MS Office Suite
- Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
- Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
- Excellent customer service skills
- Must be 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 position information
- Prior experience with purchasing machining, castings, forgings, and/or fabricated Parts
SpaceX offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, stock options, medical/dental insurance and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.
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