Procurement Specialist

Work to build humanity’s future in space — enable people to go to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Made In Space, Inc. is developing breakthrough manufacturing technologies for space and terrestrial spin-offs. Our goal: radically change the way we do space missions today by building everything you need for space, in space.

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Job Overview:

Made In Space is looking for a Procurement Specialist who will be responsible for managing an expenditure base of millions of dollars per year for materials and/or services to support our need for materials and services for contracts, R&D efforts, indirect materials and services, and fixed assets. The successful candidate will negotiate vendor terms and pricing using knowledge of budget and schedule requirements. The position is further responsible for the timely planning and scheduling of receipt and inventory control of the products and services as assigned or as appropriately concluded with a requisitioner.

Reports to: Controller

Essential Functions

+ Products and services are to be secured at quality and cost levels consistent with company policy and performance standards.
+ Maintain purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
+ Carry out warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures.
+ Uses knowledge of material work planning and methods engineering processes and procedures to coordinate product deliveries.
+ Initiate purchase orders and amendments for parts, services and/or special tools; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as
required; maintains close coordination with engineering to ensure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities.
+ Secure and analyze quotations, negotiate pricing and terms with suppliers, and recommend suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery
competitiveness.
+ Coordinate the planning of recent schedules and inventory control parameters for the assigned products and services.
+ Coordinate as appropriate quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.

Preferred Skills And Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of purchasing related experience, or 9 years of demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above-mentioned tasks.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk; or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

ITAR Requirements & Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Made In Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Made In Space 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.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.