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SpaceX Sourcing Manager (Starship Production) in Brownsville, Texas

Sourcing Manager (Starship Production) 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.


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. Our organization moves quickly, and you must too. 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 individual will support Capital Purchases and Projects for the Production and Engineering organizations. The purchasing team has aggressive objectives for 2021 that positively impact our product and bottom line. We are looking for the right person who is equipped and ready for these challenges to join our team.


  • Work directly with key internal stakeholders to develop and implement sourcing and cost management strategies that support capital production projects

  • Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create strategic sourcing models that optimize the value of products and services that support business unit requirement to maintain continuous cost reduction programs for controllable expenditures

  • Create sourcing strategies to reduce risk and meet targets for the purchasing department including but not limited to payment terms, cash targets, on time delivery and cost savings

  • Draft, negotiate, and manage capital and construction contracts from RFP through completion

  • Manage contracts ensuring performance of the supplier to contract obligations and understand interrelationships between contracts and terms while applying creativity and sound business

  • Perform project control tasks such as project budgeting and scheduling

  • Identify and execute cost reduction projects including planning, coordinating with stakeholders, estimating completion, and project updates

  • Create and implement related management programs to develop, continuously improve, manage the performance of, and monitor KPIs of the supply base

  • Responsible for advanced quantitative analysis to identify financial impacts of decisions and performance for category managed

  • Perform business process analysis and develop models to improve cost

  • Conduct research, perform benchmarking, and gather market analysis for assigned categories

  • Source and onboard new suppliers to serve dynamic program with rapidly evolving business needs

reasoning to interpret application of contract to business needs

  • Place purchase orders and resolve blocked invoices related to assigned category

  • Develop and lead efforts to reduce number of transactions and improve efficiencies for assigned category

  • Resolve invoice issues and ensuring that vendors are paid on time


  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5+ years of purchasing or procurement experience


  • Minimum GPA of 3.4

  • Experience with purchasing for more than one category

  • Extensive project management and organizational skills

  • Experience managing large scale capital projects

  • Remarkable problem solving skills with a bias for speed

  • Quick learner and ability to prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills

  • Strong technical knowledge of MS Office suite

  • Ability to conduct all activities with the highest degree of integrity

  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment


  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced work environment

  • Flexible to work long hours


  • 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.