Virgin Orbit, LLC Commodities Specialist in Long Beach, California
Long Beach, CA
At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.
We are seeking a Commodities Specialist to play a significant role in purchasing the equipment, material, supplies, and services necessary for our LauncherOne program. As such, a background in aerospace is quite advantageous. This role is responsible for reviewing and coordinating documents as well as purchase requests, including requests for quotes, bids, proposals, one-time orders, and multi-term orders in accordance with Virgin Orbit's policies. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at Virgin Orbit's aerospace facility in Long Beach, California.
Work closely with Production, Planning, and the Engineering team, to determine and source current and future requirements
Negotiate and purchase based on best price and/or best value to reach company objectives
Promote efficiencies by following best practices for procurement
Manage customer satisfaction
Maintains records in accordance with established policies, procedures and audit guidelines
Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
Performs other duties as assigned
If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…
2- 4 years of purchasing or supply chain experience
Bachelor's degree from accredited university or comparable purchasing experience
Possess an established track record of procuring multiple commodities within an aerospace or manufacturing environment
Ability to evaluate procurement bids in accordance with established criteria
Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality
Knowledge of internal and external auditing
Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
Generally high level of all-around awesomeness
… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too...
Experience and strong computer skills using MS Office Suite and various MRP/ERP systems
Ability to perform complex tasks, as well as analyze and solve problems
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment
Good negotiation, conflict resolution and/or mediation skills
Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words of Sir Richard Branson “We believe it’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”
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Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
iCIMS Req Number: 2021-6226
FLSA Status: Exempt
External Company URL: https://virginorbit.com/
Street: 4022 East Conant Street