1+ months

Sourcing Manager (Starlink Product)

Redmond, WA 98052

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of€¯enabling human life on Mars.



  • Develop and manage supply base (domestic and international) to support all PCBA and harnesses assemblies through NPI and production phases 
  • Work directly with key suppliers to develop and implement sourcing and cost management strategies that support existing platforms and new product development 
  • Provide guidance to internal customers on design for manufacturability and trade analysis for electronic piece parts on PCBA€™s, onboarding requirements, and quality
  • Act as the supplier interface for all RFIs, RFPs and RFQs. Partner with internal resources (Falcon, Dragon, Starlink, Starship and responsible engineers) to drive adoption of low-cost parts and avoidance of obsolescence. 
  • Visit supplier facilities and accurately assess operational capability, financial health, and capacity in order to award contracts in support of new product development and long-term production
  • Conduct comprehensive supplier analysis, including strategic direction, capacity, market and industry position, and risk assessment
  • Manage costs to ensure alignment with program budget
  • Present value propositions to SpaceX executives, including those related to contract award, cost reviews, cost reduction strategies and critical supply issues 
  • Work with supply chain engineers to develop requirements for both NPI and production phases 
  • Ensure partners are prepared to support all prototype builds with appropriate equipment, material to ensure a successful product development, ramping up and production
  • Negotiate long term contracts to ensure continuity of supply and protect SpaceX interests 


  • Bachelor€™s degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or other technical discipline 
  • 5+ years of work experience in procurement, manufacturing or a supply chain discipline
  • Technical procurement or planning experience with PCB, PCBA, or electrical components
  • Experience managing external supplier partners 


  • Experience reading technical drawings, data sheets, fabrication drawing, BOMs and all related PCBA and harness files
  • Proven track record of taking ownership, successfully negotiating preferred pricing and driving results
  • Knowledge of electronic components, PCBs, connectors, silicon front end and back end assembly and test
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Conducts all activities with the highest level of integrity
  • Security clearance 


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here. €¯ 


Posted: 2021-09-02 Expires: 2021-11-07

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