Stratolaunch Purchasing Agent in Mojave, California
Stratolaunch, founded in 2011 by Paul G. Allen, is developing an air-launch platform to make access to space more convenient, reliable, and routine. We believe that normalizing access to low Earth orbit (LEO) has the potential to redefine our lives by creating more opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology from space.
To achieve these great efforts, Stratolaunch needs a Purchasing Agent.
The Purchasing 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 coordination with Accounts Payable and Receiving. The position interacts cross functionally within the organization and requires strong communication and prioritization skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 to 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 to manage deliveries.
Coordinate purchasing related questions between team members and Accounts Payable when necessary.
Resolve invoicing issues in conjunction 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 and 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:
Enjoy working in multiple disciplines such as program financials, forecasting, manufacturing, engineering, business development, scheduling, and contracting.
Ability to adjust to changes and adapt to the organization’s needs.
Provides innovative thoughts and uses rational and logical reasoning to solve difficult problems.
Identify and recommend process changes to improve efficiencies and meet evolving business needs.
Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Effective communication skills, both written and oral, with multiple departments within the company.
Ability to prioritize and perform ad-hoc projects, as assigned.
Have a resourceful and positive attitude.
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 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;
Is a results driven, proactive and organized individual;
Can working independently and within a team;
Has the ability to pick up new tasks and learn quickly in a fast paced environment; and
Understands when a sense of urgency is necessary while maintaining diplomacy, direction and focus.
Experience working in both a Commercial and FAR/Government contracting industry;
Experience in supply chain management;
Experience in contract management;
Program or project management experience; and
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
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution and five-plus years’ relevant experience within a Purchasing Department, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Special remarks regarding work environment
Travel estimated to be approximately 10-15%
Position is based in Seattle, WA
Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.
Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:
Job Category: Contracts and Compliance