Sr. Supply Chain Planner (Starship Launch)
Posted on: March 9, 2023
Sr. Supply Chain Planner (Starship Launch) at SpaceX
Brownsville, TX, United States
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 (STARSHIP LAUNCH)
The integration and catch tower and orbital launch mount will redefine ground support systems for launch vehicles as we know it, with the ultimate goal being to launch, catch, and relaunch orbital boosters in hours or days instead weeks or months. The SpaceX supply chain department is a critical player in these 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. The functions within the department include procurement, planning and fulfillment, supplier development and quality, logistics and inventory. SpaceX supply chain will play a key role in enabling SpaceX to meet the ambitious growth targets and greatly contribute in making us a multi-planetary species.
Plan, lead, improve, and execute against pre-established sourcing strategies with metrics tracking and results from 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 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 take 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 visits 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 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 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
Execute to a supplier bid-list with preferred suppliers
Mitigate sole/single source risk and ensure continuity of supply
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
Advanced degree; or bachelor's degree and 2+ years of experience working in one or more of the following; or 6+ years of experience working in one or more of the following:
Material or production planning
Operations or supply chain management
Material cost control
Master production scheduling
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
Ability to 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.)
Detail-oriented, and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
Holds self to highest ethical standards, and conducts all activities with the highest of integrity
Must be able to travel - up to 50% work week travel may be required, including international travel
Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed to meet major milestones
This position is based in Brownsville, TX and requires being onsite - remote work not considered
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Sr. Supply Chain Planner/Level II: $90,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year
Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.
Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.
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.
Sr. Supply Chain Planner (Starship Launch) at SpaceX
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