Senior Global Supply Specialist, Direct Supply Management
Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.
Supply Chain at Relativity Space is responsible for designing, implementing, and optimizing the end-to-end supply chain networks required to manufacture, test, and launch the next-generation reusable launch vehicle – Terran-R. Being both an internal and external facing function, we closely partner with an extensive number of groups to develop the operational strategies, processes, and tools that are utilized to fulfill end-customer demand for our launch services.
Our scope encompasses all vehicle hardware, where you will partner closely with the Design and Manufacturing Teams associated with one or more of the following subsystems & commodities:
- PCBs & PCBAs
- EEE components
- Metal Alloy Raw Material (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing & Powder Bed Fusion)
- Additive Development
- Stargate Printer
- Vehicle Fluid Systems
- AEON-R Engine
Stage Structures & Mechanisms:
- Primary & Secondary Structures
- Mechanical and Electrical Mechanisms
The candidate will join a diverse and growing team of upstart supply chain professionals from varied backgrounds across manufacturing, technology, automotive, aerospace & defense, consulting, and many more! We are a close-knit, high-functioning group committed to developing our members and allowing them to act dynamically to do their best work. Everyone’s experiences are valued, and we seek to bring these insights to the forefront to solve complex issues. On our team the best idea wins, and you will be continually encouraged to share your perspective and develop personally along with the team.
The value of Global Supply Chains has never been more obvious than in recent years, and just as Relativity Space is committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in manufacturing technology – our team is defining how an integrated and adaptable supply chain can serve as a discriminator within the industry.
What you’ll do:
For your respective commodity, you will:
- Accountable for executing end-to-end supply chain activities and ensuring supply continuity across multiple commodities, from demand creation to order fulfillment.
- Be the subject matter expert on the technical and commercial makeup of your commodities and provide strategic insight on design and program decisions.
- Strategically manage a broad and diverse vendor base to build and maintain long-term relationships that maximize value for both parties.
- Become technically embedded with the processes required to make parts, and leverage that expertise to provide design-for-manufacturability (DFM) feedback to engineering teams.
- Conduct comprehensive assessments on existing subcomponent supply chains to ensure near-term material demand is fulfilled through development, qualification, and initial production.
- Leverage forecasts to develop commodity strategies and drive sourcing activities through contract implementation.
- Develop relationships with internal stakeholders to anticipate requirements and implement procurement strategies aligned to business requirements.
- Act as a leader cross-functionally to set priorities & execute program milestones.
- Responsible for converting demand signals into purchase orders, managing internal and external order change requests, tracking vendor progress through delivery, resolving any delivered non-conformances, and ensuring data integrity throughout.
- Conduct analysis and provide reporting on supply chain health, vendor costs (should cost modeling), category spend, and financial projections to anticipate & mitigate supply chain risk.
- Champion system and process improvements that drive operational excellence and enable the organization to scale effectively.
- Team in a growing startup and provide strategic insights as the organization evolves from scrappy startup to industrial manufacturer of the world’s most advanced launch systems.
What you need to know:
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, supply chain/operations management, economics/finance, or similar
- 3+ years of demonstrated success in a strategic sourcing, manufacturing, or engineering role
- Experience working cross-functionally with internal stakeholders, including but not limited to: engineering design, manufacturing, integration, materials & processing, finance, accounting, quality, executive management.
- Ability to provide targeted, strategic & professional communication to update stakeholders and ensure seamless cross-functional alignment
Nice to haves but not required:
- Masters degree in engineering, business administration, supply chain/operations management, or similar
- Expertise in contract structures, contract negotiations, contract implementation, associated commodity/category, and supplier management
- Knowledge of strategic sourcing and vendor management, pricing, lead time and contract terms negotiations, supply chain planning and procurement, and executive communications
- New product development (NPD) or new product introduction (NPI) supply chain experience, preferably within aerospace or frontier technology industries
- Strong knowledge of enterprise applications (i.e., ERP, MES, PLM) and sophisticated data modeling techniques & applications (e.g., MS Excel, SQL, Tableau)
- Excellent negotiation skills
Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
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