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Procurement Group Manager

Astranis

Astranis

Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023
Astranis is connecting the four billion people in the world who do not currently have access to the internet. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost spacecraft to bring the world online.
We are well-funded by some of the best investors in the business and have raised over $400 million to date. We have a world-class team that is passionate about building amazing technology. And we have a fun and collaborative work environment where you will learn a lot and make a huge impact no matter where you are in your career.
Our team is growing fast. Apply now!

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader who has expertise in the Purchasing discipline as well as other business functions in a manufacturing environment. This person should possess a minimum of 5 years of purchasing/supply chain experience with at least 2 years at the management level. This individual must demonstrate well-rounded business acumen, the ability to develop people and not be afraid to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.

Role

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the company’s procurement strategies and processes.
  • Lead, mentor and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in purchasing within the commodities.
  • Drive efforts to ensure that purchased materials support quality, cost, and inventory requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, document, and execute sourcing strategies that utilize negotiation and purchasing techniques ensuring the very best quality, cost, delivery, and service.
  • Manage supplier relations and supply agreement compliance while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.
  • Oversees cradle-to-grave process from intent to purchase, new supplier on-boarding, performance, and supplier exit. Tracks supplier performance using dashboards for quality, delivery, service and cost.
  • Deliver aggressive cost reduction objectives.
  • Continuously analyze market and delivery conditions to ensure present and future material availability.
  • Work with Production, Supplier Quality and Engineering to develop product specifications and source new components.
  • Identify and evaluate new/increased sources of supply that support plant expansions, new products, and sustainability objectives.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering or Chemistry and/or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Engineering preferred.
  • Expertise in world class procurement operations and how to get there. Capable of driving change while maintaining positive internal relations.
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted purchasing and accounting practices, contract negotiation, related laws and regulations.
  • Supplier scorecard techniques that drive supplier management.
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation, analytical, and problem solving skills. Passion for results, strategy, and execution. Creative, calculated risk taker.
  • Track record of project leadership including partnership/teambuilding with interdependent functions in Operations, Engineering, Quality, Styling and Finance.

All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity, robust benefits, and bonuses.

What we offer:
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, performance bonuses, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$150,000$175,000 USD
U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.
All employees of Astranis are required to be vaccinated by the start of their employment. Mandatory vaccinations support our commitment to making our workplace and public facilities as safe and welcoming as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals who are not able to get the vaccine due to qualifying medical or religious reasons.