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Sourcing Manager, PCB (Starlink)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 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.


The SpaceX Supply Chain Department is a critical player in our operations. To capitalize on our technical and market success, our team will execute large-scale projects that will define the bottom line for the company. The functions within the department include procurement, planning and fulfillment, supplier development and quality, logistics, and inventory. As SpaceX becomes the overall market leader, it will position us to maximize valuation, fuel growth and ensure achievement.


  • Develop and execute PCB sourcing strategies in both fabrication and raw material supply chain
  • Analyze supplier spending and capacity to facilitate and support overall supplier negotiation and engagement strategies
  • Participate, support, and execute long-term agreements with strategic suppliers
  • Lead supplier quality, development, and performance teams to execute the strategic procurement vision
  • Be the "go to” resource for engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, and new product introduction teams when determining best value suppliers, NPI sourcing plans, make vs. buy, should cost, buy complete strategies, and lead times, etc.
  • Build cross-functional teams and champion continuous improvement initiatives for cost, quality, and delivery
  • Drive design for manufacturability reviews with support from supplier quality and engineering
  • Champion value add and value engineering projects to improve part quality and reduce cost
  • Lead quarterly business reviews with PCB fabrication houses and key raw material suppliers
  • Mitigate sole/single source risk and ensure continuity of supply
  • Proactively update SpaceX management and engineering teams on all critical supply issues
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Visit supplier's facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity
  • Execute MRP planning messages for production parts.
  • Resolve purchase order discrepancies and invoice issues
  • Analyze procurement data and report metrics
  • Interpret the conditions and terms of contracts including fiscal and legal implications and advise management on all significant procedures and regulations affecting the contract
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and government regulations
  • Act as liaison with external and internal customers on all matters affecting contractual agreements


  • Advanced degree and 3+ years of experience working in one or more of the following; or bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience working in one or more of the following; or 9+ years of experience working in one or more of the following:
    • Engineering
    • Purchasing
    • Contract negotiation
    • Material or production planning
    • Operations or supply chain management
    • Material cost control
    • Master production scheduling
    • Technical procurement or planning experience with PCB, PCBA, or electrical components


  • Technical procurement, manufacturing, or electronic component and board-level commodity experience
  • Proven track record of leadership and team-building skills
  • Experience in production purchasing preferred
  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and skills in current technologies and applications, e.g. MS Office Suite, SQL, Access, etc.
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Conducts all activities with the highest integrity
  • Previous work experience reading datasheets, drawings, and blueprints


  • May need to work irregular hours with global suppliers in different time zones
  • Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed


Pay range:
Sourcing Manager: $110,000.00 - $145,000.00/per year

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 & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & 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.