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Stratolaunch, LLC Purchasing Agent in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not otherwise exist. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

The Purchasing Agent serves as the primary point of contact for the management of Stratolaunch’s supply base to support the business. The position conducts oversight and management of strategies, performance and development of large-scale products and services and manages technical, business, product delivery, quality and in-service aspects of supplier/subcontractor relationships and performance. The position interacts across multiple functions within the organization and requires strong communication and prioritization skills.


  • Manage sub-contractors and vendors, working with them to understand the latest delivery timelines and recovering any potential schedule delays;

  • Maintaining communication and building relationships with significant sub-contractors and suppliers, ensuring on-time product delivery

  • Write statements of work for various Stratolaunch sub-contractors and vendors

  • Work with Engineering, Operations, and Programs to modify existing statements of work

  • Conducts supplier assessments and reviews current and projected work statement to support procurement strategies and contractual compliance.

  • Evaluates elements of recovery, corrective and preventative action plans.

  • Provides data to support the communication of supplier performance plans, risks, issues and opportunities.

General/Soft Skills Needed:

  • Provides technical and business support to meet supplier performance targets. Nimbleness and flexibility to adjust to change and adapt to the organization’s needs.

  • Inspires innovative thoughts and use rational and logical reasoning to solve difficult problems.

  • Identifies and recommends process changes that improve efficiencies and meet evolving business needs.

  • Demonstrates honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.

  • Works well independently and in a team environment.

  • Effectively communicates, both written and oral, across all departments within the company.

  • Adapts to ad-hoc projects, as assigned.

  • Has a resourceful 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/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prior supplier management experience as a Buyer, Buyer’s agent, program manager.

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

  • Results driven, proactive and organized.

  • Experience working independently and in teams.

  • 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.


  • 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)


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution and one to three years’ relevant experience within a Supplier Management Department, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Special remarks regarding work environment

  • Position is based in Mojave, CA but may be hybrid

Applicants must be a US 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