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Purchasing Coordinator

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Administration, Sales & Business Development
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


We are a progressive procurement organization pushing the boundaries of traditional procurement reputation and methodologies. We seek individuals who can think outside the box to achieve company objectives regarding value and partnerships with our suppliers. Our organization moves quickly, and you must too. SpaceX has the unique ability and desire to influence and shape suppliers to be better with us as we challenge our supply chain on cost, quality, and delivery. This individual will be an integral member of our purchasing team who ensures the team operates as efficiently as possible. The purchasing team has aggressive objectives for 2024 that positively impact our product and bottom line. We are looking for the right person who is equipped and ready for these challenges to join our team.


  • Issue 30+ purchase orders per day quickly and without error
  • Issue and manage blanket purchase orders for over $10 million in annual spending against existing service agreements
  • Communicate directly with stakeholders and critical suppliers regarding order fulfillment
  • Answer purchasing-related questions for internal customers across multiple departments
  • Determine the most cost-effective delivery methods for orders
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies related to shipping and receiving to ensure that vendors are paid on time
  • Support sourcing specialists in cost savings initiatives
  • Lead miscellaneous procurement projects


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Experience in a purchasing or customer service role that processes orders
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance, business, or supply chain
  • Ability to type 50 words per minute
  • 1+ years of professional purchasing experience
  • Basic Excel skills
  • Remarkable problem-solving skills with a bias for speed
  • Quick learner and ability to prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Process improvement mindset
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills


  • Must be willing to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed
  • This position is based in Hawthorne, CA (Los Angeles area), and requires being onsite full-time - hybrid and remote work will not be considered


Pay range:

Purchasing Coordinator: $27.00/hour

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.