Virgin Galactic

Procurement Specialist

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Supply Chain
US-CA-Mojave
Req No.
2020-6032
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Non-Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Mojave

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us.

 

“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.”  Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

 

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!

Your Mission

  • Identify suppliers and issue Purchase Orders for Materials/Parts/Services as required
  • Monitor and coordinate expediting activity
  • Work closely with Production and Production Planning managers, as well as with the Engineering team, to determine current and future purchasing needs
  • Assist Category Managers with and represent TSC in negotiations with suppliers
  • Work with suppliers to monitor order status in support of overall organizational schedules and goals and relay any pertinent information to the internal customers being supported.
  • Maintains records in accordance with established policies and procedures and audit guidelines

What you bring

  • 1+ year work experience in purchasing, supply chain or inventory is preferred. However, a combination of administrative, purchasing, inventory management, logistics or supply chain will be considered.
  • Possess an established track record of procuring complex systems and structures, especially within an aviation or manufacturing setting..
  • Ability to evaluate procurement bids in accordance with established criteria.
  • Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality.
  • Knowledge of internal and external auditing.
  • Experience and strong computer skills using MS Office Suite and various MRP/ERP systems.
  • Ability to document work in progress and maintain effective records.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks, as well as analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
  • Good negotiation, conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
  • Bachelor's degree or comparable purchasing experience. 

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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