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Supply Chain Manager - Electronics

Astranis

Astranis

Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for overseeing procurement activities across the company and implementing efficient sourcing strategies to optimize supply chain operations.

Role

  • Manage the “life cycle” of component procurement, from the earliest stages of vendor selection all the way to when the component is being installed in the spacecraft.
  • Work with engineering teams on sourcing strategy, supplier roadmaps, market analysis and conducting design and cost trade-off analyses to ensure quality, pricing, and delivery standards are met.
  • Responsible for sourcing of electronics and printed circuit board assemblies to help Astranis meet its plans for scaling and cost.
  • Analyze current spend and evaluate current suppliers. Consolidate spend across supply base to create leverage, analyze purchasing trends and develop sourcing alternatives. Identify new high potential suppliers.
  • Owner of RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's - ensuring all commercial terms are agreed and documented.
  • Negotiate NDA, SOW's and Master Purchase Agreement are positioned appropriately before business is initiated.
  • Evaluate and provide guidance on final selection of suppliers; Perform value analysis for final selection of suppliers.
  • Address all areas of category management including category business plans, global market and pricing analysis and procurement support.
  • Monitor current category market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand challenges & opportunities.
  • Develop sourcing and negotiation strategies that deliver against business objectives and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or a similar discipline (comparable experience).
  • Minimum of 3+ years of professional experience in procurement, manufacturing, or related supply chain disciplines
  • Incredibly detail-oriented — the type of person who loves high-volume logistics and is hyper-organized
  • Ability to effectively communicate with engineering teams
  • Experience experience with BOMs, ECOs, document management and workflow

Bonus

  • Experience with manufacturing of electronics and printed circuit board assemblies
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning and inventory / asset management systems
  • Ability to read technical drawings and datasheets
What we offer:
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, 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
$110,000$165,000 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.