Virgin Galactic


Company Virgin Galactic
Category Supply Chain
US-CA-MojaveUS-NM-Las CrucesUS-CA-Tustin
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations
US-NM-Las Cruces | US-CA-Tustin

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, (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

As a Buyer, you will be responsible for coordinating activities involved with procuring, tracking, and expediting goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies at a competitive price, delivery, and quality via the issuance of a purchase order.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Track and manage purchase orders from award of procurement to receipt, including AOG and expedited requests
  • Work with accounting to reconcile vendor accounts and invoices, ensuring there is a 3-way match
  • Issue purchase orders in accordance with contracts or agreements
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Manages and reports to Director for metrics including on-time delivery, quality ratings, purchase price variance,
  • Maintain records in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines
  • Ensure company and supplier compliance to Non-Disclosure Agreements, Export Compliance, and Contracts

What you bring

  • Knowledge of the industry and aerospace manufacturing
  • Ability, willingness to travel 25-30% depending on business needs and engage with suppliers
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or a combination of education and work experience, preference given to supply chain or engineering degrees
  • Energetic, passionate and organized team member ready to support complex factory procurement activities
  • Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex product development environment with multiple priorities as well as a disciplined production setting
  • Experience with IMP/IMS, risk management, configuration management, requirements management processes
  • Understanding of Produce Lifecycle Management, Configuration Management, Configuration Control, ERP and MRP systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Team player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Oracle or ERP/MRP demand management systems
  • Working knowledge of global supply chain management issues and practices.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of negotiation practices/methodology for commodities.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight time deadlines.
  • Preferences:
  • A general understanding of Aerospace drawings, specifications, and manufacturing processes
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • CPIM
  • PMP Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree

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.


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 

As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 


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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