Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Supply Chain Program Manager

Job Code: GW-11162313240571

Salary Range: $230K

Job Location:

City: San Jose State: CA

Job Description:

Do you have what it takes to lead the next era of space systems satellite programs? Do you 
have what it takes to execute a fixed price development program that is literally changing 
the game in responsive space? If so, the company's Space Systems is seeking an onsite 
Resident Manager for its spacecraft supplier in support of multiple responsive space 
programs. Overall responsibilities include the coordination between the company and 
supplier teams in the execution of spacecraft design, procurement, integration, test, and 
post-delivery support. Reporting to the Missile Defense Supply Chain Director, this on-
site role will be responsible for current and future programs across all lifecycle phases 
from paper concepts to on-orbit support.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for leading Space and Airborne Systems supply chain program management in 
partnership with Engineering, Program Management, and Operations to drive execution, 
alignment with commodity strategies, supply base optimization, and lowest total 
acquisition cost on high visibility Programs.
Able to use hands-on, cross-functional approaches to identify pain points and drive 
improvements. Must have the passion, business acumen and space experience to drive best-
in-class supply chain processes and efficiencies
Manage supplier relationships and supplier performance to achieve program and customer 
Work with the assigned functional and program leaders to track and coordinate all program 
deliverables, highlighting key program risks and putting plans in place to mitigate those 
risks, providing regular reports/updates on program status, including identification and 
mitigation of long-term supply chain risks
Responsible for high-level relationship management, evolve as recognized thought 
leader/trusted partner
Provide technical support for DFx (design for all desirable manufacturability, assembly, 
test attributes) including reviewing engineering changes and assessment of 
materials/supply chain impact
Active engagement in process improvements to continually increase efficiency and 
effectiveness of product development and supply chain processes
Interacts with suppliers to ensure appropriate support and execution of deliverables as 
well as participate in managing supplier relationships and performance
Interface and influence a diverse team comprised of the company's engineering and supply 
chain, and supplier teammates.
Interface with program managers of various stakeholder programs
Develop, drive, and track supply chain management metrics customized to space programs.
Drive long-term supplier strategy with the business.  
Demonstrate high ethical standards and regard for the company's Code of Conduct


Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of related experience, OR Graduate degree 
with a minimum of 7 years of related experience.