Stratolaunch Procurement Agent in Mojave, California

The Procurement Agent is responsible for the order processing of goods and services for a varied range of commodities that support the business. Responsibilities include, purchase order management, contract management, vendor management, receiving functions, and close coordination with Accounts Payable. The position interacts cross functionally within the organization and requires strong communication and prioritization skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Purchasing/Contract Management:

Ensure the company’s documented purchasing processes and policies are followed when sourcing and purchasing goods and services

Issue and manage purchase orders for approved requisitions and contracts, supporting a variety of departments

Request quotes and negotiate prices, terms, and delivery dates with suppliers

Expedite and track the delivery (and return) of open orders

Track, follow-up, correspond, revise, and resolve issues around goods or services that are “past due”

Coordinate purchasing related questions between team members and Accounts Payable when necessary

Resolve any invoicing issues in close step with Accounts Payable as they pertain to purchasing

Maintain detailed and organized purchasing files, including any correspondence, changes, or amendments

Proactively identify and communicate significant or unique requirements, special provisions, and terms/conditions with both internal and external stakeholders

Lead requests for proposals, quotes, proposal evaluations, source selections, file documentation, change management in accordance with company policy and procedures, applicable laws and regulations, and customer requirements

General/Soft Skills Needed:

Live and breathe business and are intrigued by multiple various disciplines such as program financials, forecasting, manufacturing, engineering, business development, scheduling, and contracting

Nimbleness and flexibility to adjust to change and adapt to the organization’s needs

Inspire innovative thoughts and use rational and logical reasoning to solve difficult problems

Identify and recommend process changes that improve efficiencies and meet evolving business needs

Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments

Work both independently and in a team environment

Effectively communicate, both written and oral, across all departments within the company

Ad-hoc projects as assigned

Resourceful attitude

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Prior purchasing experience as a Buyer, Buyer’s agent, or Procurement Manager, with purchasing systems experience

Strong communication skills, both written form and oral, to both external and internal customers

Results driven, proactive and organized

Experience working independently

Ability to pick up new tasks and learn quickly in a fast paced environment

A sense of urgency is necessary while maintaining diplomacy, direction and focus

Preferred:

Experience working in both a Commercial and FAR/Government contracts industry

Experience in vendor management

Experience in contract management

Program or project management experience

Passion for space exploration and a belief in commercial, routine, and affordable access to space

Required computer skills:

MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook SharePoint)

Experience with Deltek Costpoint preferred

Education/experience/certifications:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution and five-plus years’ relevant experience within a Purchasing Department, or equivalent combination of education and experience