Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.
Director, Supply Chain
SolAero Technologies by Rocket Lab is a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications. We are the world’s only vertically integrated, end-to-end supplier of satellite solar arrays. SolAero’s proven flight heritage, high volume production capability and technology position us to service the world’s most demanding satellite applications. Since 2001, SolAero solar cells or panels have supplied primary power to over 480 successful space missions.
Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico at SolAero Technologies by Rocket Lab, the Director of Supply Chain will be responsible for building and managing our direct material purchasing team. The purchasing team supports direct material purchasing for launch and space systems, from R&D and new product introduction through production ramp. We are growing fast, and our ideal candidate will have experience in building a high performing team. Supply Chain Management plans, leads, and implements activities related to the timely planning, cost-effective procurement, and inventory control of production materials. Ensures the availability of materials in the supply chain, as scheduled, and the maintenance of inventory at minimum acceptable levels to meet customer demand. Responsible for sourcing and supplying raw materials, utilities, and outside services, as well coordinating global procurement efforts. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the planning, purchasing, warehouse & logistics, and supplier quality functions. The Manager also creates a vision and strategic plan for supply chain.
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