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SpaceX Material Planner - Raptor Supply Chain in Hawthorne, California

Material Planner - Raptor Supply Chain

at SpaceX

Hawthorne, CA, United States

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.


Material Planning lies at the heart of SpaceX where our world-class rockets and spacecraft are built at an unprecedented rate. This is a high-profile, cross functional position that plays an integral role in enabling production flow and directly supporting the Raptor development program. Material Planners are an important asset to the team, responsible for ensuring all purchased and fabricated materials are ready for integration into spacecraft that will eventually get us to Mars!

The material planner for combustion devices will gain exposure to a wide array of internal manufacturing processes and external supply chains in a dynamic and exciting NPI environment!


  • Coordinate with engineering and advise on a supply chain strategy to support development and production of all raptor combustion devices

  • Work with engineers to identify part requirements, build out system level BOM’s, and ensure proper signaling to production and supply chain teams

  • Develop an accurate material plan, both internal to SpaceX and with our suppliers

  • Work closely with Engineers, Buyers, Production, and rest of Supply Chain team to ensure we mitigate and resolve part shortages to quickly accelerate production rate

  • Maintain fulfillment dashboards and shortage reports

  • Develop tools and infrastructure to support the Raptor program as it ramps up to production levels

  • Influence the engineering team to allow for smooth design changes downstream

  • Help to implement supply chain leading practices

  • Inspire people; continuously innovate; deliver on goals


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain or similar technical discipline

  • 2+ years of experience in product management, operations management, material demand planning, supply chain management, material cost control, or master production scheduling

  • 1+ years of experience with MRP and ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems


  • Experience implementing process improvements within planning procedures and/or systems

  • Experience with SQL databases and queries

  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, able to create pivot tables or macros, and analyze data

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, cross functional environment, both independently and with a team

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships across disciplines and multiple levels of management

  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills

  • Demonstrated efficiency in time management, interpersonal communication, and organization

  • Experience navigating complex Bill of Materials and Work Orders


  • 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.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.