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Senior Manager Purchasing

Company: Rocket Lab USA
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Ref: 4553793003 - Type: (a) Full-timeRocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 1,100 people strong and we're adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly and we are action-oriented.While other companies talk about it, we do it!Based at Rocket Lab's headquarters in Long Beach, California, the Senior Manager of Purchasing will be responsible for building and managing our direct material purchasing team for our Long Beach operations. The purchasing team supports direct material purchasing for launch and space systems, from R&D and new product introduction through production ramp. We are growing fast, and our ideal candidate will have experience in building a high performing team. This role will report to the Vice President of Global Supply Chain.What you'll get to do:Accountable for purchasing and fulfillmentResponsible for developing purchasing strategy to meet Rocket Lab's cost, quality, and delivery goals.Responsible for leading team of buyers to meet on-time fulfillment to Production and EngineeringBuild methods and systems that allow for clear understanding of supplier capabilities, capacity, and core competenciesNegotiate pricing with suppliers to reduce total material costManage suppliers for Cost, Quality, and DeliveryAccountable for ensuring supplier master data within MRP is accurateWork in a cross functional team environment as a strong team player and demonstrate ability to work with other functional groups to achieve company-wide goalsYou'll bring these qualifications:Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or other relevant fields10+ years of related experience in purchasing, with management experience in fast-paced environmentProven ability to source, onboard, and contract pricing agreements with suppliersProven ability to define team strategy, and build operating plans to achieve vision and long-term goals.Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment and to multiple deadlinesAbility to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of timeThese qualifications would be nice to have:Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficientlyExcellent verbal and written communication abilitiesProficient in SQL and MRP systemsExperience in managing remote resources across multiple sitesPrior experience in rapid growth environmentExperience with AS9100, ITAR export controls, EAR, and FARExperience in negotiating large contracts for facilities, IT, and large CapEx purchasesImportant Information:To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA 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

Keywords: Rocket Lab USA, Long Beach , Senior Manager Purchasing, Executive , Long Beach, California

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