Virgin Galactic

  • Procurement Specialist

    Company Virgin Galactic
    Category Supply Chain
    US-NM-Las Cruces
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    US-NM-Las Cruces
  • Who we are

    Virgin Galactic is seeking an incredibly talented, energetic, and experienced Procurement Specialist to join our team to support the supply chain operational requirements. This will include handling the various aspects of operational procurement within the Oracle and Ultramain ERP systems including processing requisitions to awards and contracts, some sourcing and negotiations, monitoring/expediting supply, administrating discrepancies, & other supply chain support.


    You will possess strong analytical, organizational, facilitation, and communication skills and will have demonstrated the ability to collaborate within a group or team environment. You will need the ability to establish and build relationships across all levels and functions of the organization required to positively impact the procurement and operational functions for Virgin Galactic. As a member of the procurement team, you will contribute to both the short and long-range growth and profitability of the organization. You must be a self-starter, have a resourceful attitude, project oriented, able to assess needs, implement strategies, and quickly produce results all while having a high attention to detail. Experiences in a fast-paced start-up environment and/or within the aerospace industry are highly beneficial.


    Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico




    Your Mission

    • Responsible for ensuring materials and services are ordered, received, and invoiced in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Responsible for requisition processing to awards and contracts.
    • Monitor and coordinate material flow and expedite as necessary.
    • Resolve order discrepancies associated with Award / Receipt / Invoice.
    • Support material return for damage and/or inspection failure.
    • Supports Category Managers and Procurement Manager in category planning, including pulling research and data collection from many resources for the categories.
      • There is an opportunity for introduction to category management for working side-by-side with the Procurement & Category Managers to gain knowledge of category industries, strategies, and materials.
    • Support supplier management initiatives including monitoring supplier health and performance for categories.
    • Support supplier audits as required.
    • Some travel will be required for site and supplier visits.
    • Virgin Galactic retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position

    What you bring

    • Demonstrates a proven record of exceeding customer expectations. The ability to consult, manage projects, and positively influence customers, peers, and suppliers.
    • Self-motivated. Enjoys providing leadership to teams in driving sourcing projects to completion.
    • Practical approach/ leads by example. Happy to be hands on and work closely with cross-functional teams.
    • Knowledge of various procurement methods, strategic sourcing, and supply chain practices.
    • Excellent communication skills (customers, team, management, and suppliers).
    • Organized, detail-oriented, and structured approach.
    • Incredible energy and passion with a resourceful attitude.
    • Ability to react to change and thrive in a fast paced environment.
    • Strong knowledge of office software skills including MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Hospitality and/or IT procurement preferred
    • Experience from a start-up environment is preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of Oracle EBS or MRO maintenance software (we use Ultramain) is preferred.
    • Strong negotiation skills are preferred.
    • Ability to develop sourcing and negotiation strategies as well as conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.



    • Requires a minimum high school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in Business/Supply Chain Management or related discipline is preferred.
    • CPSM and/or CPIM certification a plus.


    Physical and/or Additional Requirements

    • Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed.

    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 ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


    Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status



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