Sr. Buyer - Electronics and Components

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Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.


Come help us support the Supply Chain that builds Rockets!  We are looking for high energy individual with exceptional attention to detail. The Supplier Development Specialist position provides critical support to the Firefly R&D Teams. Come be a true contributor and make a difference.


  • Support Supply Chain efforts with Production and R & D teams.
  • Support Make/Buy decision on EEE parts.
  • Manage the selection process for suppliers in an R & D environment.
  • Own the supplier selection process for new suppliers in R & D.
  • Support (TCO) cost savings efforts for R&D.
  • Help resolve risk issues from long lead, raw material, capacity, sole source, and other constrains that arise in the design phase within the Supply Chain.
  • Supplier Quality Experience.
  • Follow Corporate Procurement Practices and Procedures when making decisions concerning negotiating, sourcing, and contracting for all goods and services purchased for the plant.
  • Compare quotes against requirements and budgetary compliance.
  • Align R & D efforts with AVL (Approved Vendor List) data and compliance.
  • Handle communications and negotiations with vendors and suppliers while ensuring all quality standards are met.
  • Drive schedule recovery and corrective action.
  • Analyze supply chain data and performance to improve productivity and efficiency while reducing costs.
  • Assist with a wide array of additional functions as necessary within rapid growth R&D environment.
  • Review business aspects of requisition and provide advice as subject matter expert.
  • Manage, audit and select suppliers to achieve Firefly objectives.
  • Assist requisitioners in selecting suppliers that align and comply with Firefly ASL/AVL.  (Approved Supplier/Vendor list)
  • Work with Finance to ensure that contracts align with Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Tracking and manage all blanket agreements/PO/Contracts within the MRO/Indirect spend environment.
  • Act as liaison between stakeholders such as the Purchasing Team, Finance, Sales, Engineering, Systems, etc.
  • Help develop processes for MRO/Indirect spend that leverage Firefly Policies and Best Practices.



  • 5 - 10 years experience managing supplier relationships and contracts
  • 5 � 10 years experience buying at a Sr. Level (EEE)
  • R & D experience
  • Aerospace Experience
  • AS9100 experience
  • BA, BS in related field
  • Great project management and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to back up conclusions with data
  • Time management skills, with the ability to separate the important tasks from the noise
  • Sense of urgency, with the ability to work well under pressure
  • MS Office (including Excel, Word & Outlook)
  • Software operation and data entry skills
  • Proficiency to analyze quotes to determine the overall best offer for a product/service; including supplier past performance, capability, capacity, and financial stability
  • Experience with Service Contracts, State Tax Schedule, Facilities contracts, consumables, Contractors, sub-contractors, etc.
  • Knowledge of GL schedules and management.
  • Identify areas of supply chain improvement and/or cost reduction.
  • Possess a valid �Real ID� driver�s license, and clean driving record.
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks
  • Physical stamina to perform regular duties, including
    • Lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds
    • Stand for long periods of time
    • Crouch, bend, and reach


  • Finance Background/Education.
  • Odoo ERP/MRP knowledge.
  • ITAR experience.
  • Aerospace Industry as an OEM, Supplier, Contractor, Sub-contractor.
  • Experience in an Engineering development, Proto-typing and test environment a plus.
  • Experience in AS9100 environment a plus.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on 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.


United States, Cedar park, TX

Posted 14d ago

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