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Millennium Space Systems delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

The Millennium Space Buyer will work in Manufacturing, supporting Manufacturing, Sub-Contracts, Supplier Quality,  Engineering and  Program Controls to ensure Program orders are executed in an efficient manner and immediate needs are met.

 

You Are:

  1. You can analyze suppliers like a pro work with multiple vendors to determine the best deals,  and  evaluate  each, based on price, and  speed of delivery.
  2. You love to negotiate with suppliers to create the best deals.
  3. Proactive, ready to lend a hand even if it is not in your job description
  4. Enthusiastic about process improvement and finding solutions to move the organization forward 
  5. A go-getter that thrives with little direction in an organic environment

 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with internal customers (engineers) to ensure source selection and procurements that meet program requirements (schedule, cost and quality); develop second/additional sources as needed

  • Execute and actively manage the procurement process from RFQs to issuance of Purchase Orders, through follow up and receipt of products, and management of non-conformances and returns

  • Ensure procurements are processed in accordance with company policy and program expectation

  • Manage supplier performance by ensuring open communication, follow-up, and guidance and understanding supplier profile: capacity, heritage, logistics, etc.  

  • Coordinate with Supplier Relationship Management and Quality team to develop and provide positive management of internal and external relationships

  • Assist with and support Planning/Shipping & Receiving/Inventory efforts and goals

  • Improve best practices for purchasing while identifying paths for formal policy and processes

  • Develop process and strategy such as VMI, Blanket Purchase Orders, Long-Term Agreements in partnership with Business Office and Subcontracts Teams

  • Develop standard purchasing reports with the software development team (Open Purchase Orders, Lead Time, Cycle Time, Program Purchase Report, etc.)

  • Key member of the ERP and MRP Implementation Team

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years related experience (Purchasing/Procurement, Commodity Management, Category Management, Expeditor, Supply Chain/Procurement Professional)

  • General knowledge of Terms and Conditions (T&Cs), acquisition ​regulations (FAR/DFAR) and awareness of export controls (ITAR/EAR)

  • Experience with “make” (Build-to-Print) or machines parts, COTS, outside processes, raw materials, services, drawings

  • Bachelors in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, Accounting Or 10 years experience in lieu of degree​

 

Preferred Qualifications:​

  • Experience in an Aerospace/Aviation/Commercial Space or similar technical environment
  • Experience with MRP or ERP
  • APICS CSCP Certified
  • Contract and Pricing Negotiations
  • Familiar with acquisition regulations (FAR/DFAR) and Export Controls (ITAR/EAR)
  • Excel
  • T-SQL

 

Notes:

  • Millennium Space Systems delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence.
  • Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance.
  • We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.
  • We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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