Astranis

The next generation of internet satellites.

Supply Chain Manager

Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required

(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))

 

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online. 

 

Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

 

We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021. 

 

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

Role

  • Manage the “life cycle” of component procurement, from the earliest stages of vendor selection all the way to when the component is being installed in the spacecraft.
  • Work with engineering teams on sourcing strategy, supplier roadmaps, market analysis and conducting design and cost trade-off analyses to ensure quality, pricing, and delivery standards are met.
  • Responsible for sourcing to help Astranis meet its plans for scaling and cost.
  • Analyze current spend and evaluate current suppliers. Consolidate spend across supply base to create leverage, analyze purchasing trends and develop sourcing alternatives. Identify new high potential suppliers.
  • Owner of RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's - ensuring all commercial terms are agreed and documented.
  • Negotiate NDA, SOW's and Master Purchase Agreement are positioned appropriately before business is initiated.
  • Evaluate and provide guidance on final selection of suppliers; Perform value analysis for final selection of suppliers.
  • Address all areas of category management including category business plans, global market and pricing analysis and procurement support.
  • Monitor current category market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand challenges & opportunities.
  • Develop sourcing and negotiation strategies that deliver against business objectives and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or a similar discipline (comparable experience).
  • 4+ years of work experience in procurement, manufacturing, or related supply chain disciplines
  • Incredibly detail-oriented — the type of person who loves high-volume logistics and is hyper-organized
  • Ability to effectively communicate with engineering teams
  • Experience experience with BOMs, ECOs, document management and workflow
  • US Citizenship or Green Card (Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)

Bonus

  • Experience with hardware manufacturing
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning and inventory / asset management systems
  • Ability to read technical drawings and data sheets

Why you should join Astranis

U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED (Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.

Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021.

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.