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SpaceX Sr. Sourcing Specialist - Starlink in Redmond, Washington

Sr. Sourcing Specialist - Starlink at SpaceX

Redmond, WA, 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. Sourcing Specialist - Starlink

We are a progressive procurement organization pushing the boundaries of traditional methodologies. We are looking for an individual who can achieve company objectives with suppliers supporting our Starlink program. Our organization moves quickly, and you must too. SpaceX has the unique ability and desire to influence and shape suppliers to be better as we challenge our supply chain on cost, quality and delivery. The purchasing team has aggressive objectives for 2020 that positively impact our products and bottom line. We are looking for the right person who is equipped and ready for these challenges to join our team.


  • Contract Management: Responsible for authoring of contract documents with Production, Engineering, and Legal. Management of contracts ensuring performance of the supplier to contract obligations. Understand interrelationships between contracts and terms while applying creativity and sound business reasoning to interpret application of contract to business needs

  • Project Management: Responsible for identifying and executing cost reduction projects including planning, stakeholder coordination, timeline management, and project updates

  • Negotiations: Utilize negotiations to maximize value and cost savings benefit while lowering risk

  • Strategy / Sourcing: Create sourcing strategies to reduce risk and meet targets for the Starlink program including, but not limited to, payment terms, spend targets, and cost savings

  • Stakeholder Management: Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create strategic sourcing models that optimize the value of products and services that support business unit requirements to maintain continuous cost reduction programs; communicate, manage, and drive compliance to category strategies; provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems

  • Analysis: Responsible for advanced quantitative analysis to identify financial impacts of decisions and performance for managed categories; perform business process analysis and develop models to improve cost; collaborate with stakeholders to define service level agreements and key performance indicators for suppliers, such as: delivery of business results, cost reduction, quality and timeliness of delivery; conduct research, perform benchmarking, and gather market analysis for assigned categories

  • Supplier Management: Establish preferred suppliers; create and implement programs to develop, monitor, improve, and manage supply base key performance indicators

  • Efficiency: Develop and lead efforts to reduce transactions quantities for assigned categories

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or similar technical discipline

  • 2+ years of work experience in procurement, manufacturing or related supply chain disciplines

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher

  • Contract development and negotiation experience

  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills

  • Independent problem-solving skills

  • Ability to prioritize appropriately to meet internal customer and company needs

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills, with strong ability to communicate to all levels of internal personnel

  • 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, applicant 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 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.