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Manager, Vehicle Structures Supply Chain

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

Supply Chain at Relativity encompasses direct supply management for all Terran-R parts and materials, indirect supply management for the Long Beach site, and materials management. Put simply, we own the value chain from identification of a need to delivery to our internal customer. The Supply Chain team’s vision is to build a best-in-class, responsive, and data-driven supply chain management organization that is a key competitive advantage for Relativity. Supply Chain is currently putting that vision into practice through sourcing long-lead parts, production equipment, and infrastructure projects for Terran R production. We have had numerous accomplishments with high-dollar, impactful projects by collaborating closely with finance, manufacturing, and engineering to deliver excellent value and keep our aggressive Terran R schedule on track.

About the Role:

  • Lead the team responsible for all Planning, Sourcing, and Procurement of the Vehicle Structures supply chain for Relativity’s next generation launch vehicle, Terran-R, including but not limited to Fairing Assembly, Primary Structures (Stage 1/2, Interstage, Thrust Structure), Secondary Structures (E.g., Brackets, Fittings, Trays, etc.) COTS Hardware (E.g., Fasteners, Seals, Fittings, etc.), and other commodity groups.
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and Finance to drive strategic value creation to the enterprise.
  • Participate in the development of the Supply Management function, developing tools, processes and procedures that will lay the foundation of the organization’s capabilities.
  • Own supplier relationships and overarching strategy to ensure a supply of conforming products, with an emphasis on affordability and sustainability.
  • Provide leadership and direction to a highly talented team of Global Supply Managers, Material Program Managers, and Global Supply Specialists based in Long Beach (CA).
  • Hire, train, and develop the team to support scaling operations from first launch to full-rate production, demonstrating leadership and team management skills.

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain/Operations Management, or a related discipline.
  • 5+ years of working in a supply chain management role responsible for direct materials procurement within a fast-paced manufacturing/operations or technology environment.
  • 3+ years leading a team within the manufacturing industry.
  • Knowledge of supply chain evaluation, performance management, and development.
  • Experience in a New Product Introduction environment for low-volume, high-complexity programs.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain/Operations Management, or a related discipline.
  • Negotiation & contract management skills.
  • A technical understanding of primary structures & their manufacturing methods (I.e., CNC Machining, forging, casting, composite, etc.) for launch vehicle design, fabrication, and assembly techniques.
  • Experience in enterprise systems (ERP/MRP).

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.

Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here:
Hiring Range:
$147,000$163,000 USD