Buyer (R-19-3751)


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will perform day to day tactical purchasing functions for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of supplier communications, product pricing, and quality, and build schedule. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Coordinates purchasing the material and product requirements for programs
Works with program leads to identify long lead materials
Works with sourcing and program team to select suppliers for bid and award from the approved list in order to achieve program objectives
Prepares purchase orders in Coupa software
Ensures suppliers documentation such as terms and conditions and NDAs are ready prior to engagement
Manages orders with suppliers, monitors backlog and daily order status report, adjusts schedules as needed, manage/modify POs with overdue shipments and open orders
Works with logistics team to ensure timely and economical deliveries of all materials to production location
Ensure that all requirements for purchasing, storage, and transportation of materials are adhered to
Monitors suppliers’ performance and prepares reports and other records
Resolves discrepancies related to purchasing, delivery, receiving, accounts payable invoices, and payment to the supplier
Expedites materials for shortage management
Coordinate returns to vendor for discrepant material from receiving inspection

Minimum of five years tactical level experience in purchasing
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field
Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment to accomplish goals while managing multiple tasks
Strong skills in Microsoft Outlook and Windows programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and independently
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional organizational and analytical skills
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Experience in research and development purchasing in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment
Experience with aerospace defense industry products preferred
Experience with Coupa purchasing system and JIRA Atlassian software
APICS, CPM, CSCP certification or equivalent


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