Senior Subcontract Administrator / Senior Buyer

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Redwire is accelerating humanity’s expansion into space by delivering reliable, economical and sustainable infrastructure for future generations. 

Redwire (via our subsidiary Deployable Space Systems), is accelerating humanity's expansion into space as the leading developer and provider of satellite mechanisms, deployable structures and booms and deployable solar array systems to the global space market. The company's key products include deployable solar array systems, deployable structural and mechanical systems and supporting subsystems. This includes the award-winning and patented Roll-Out Solar Array, which NASA used to upgrade the International Space Station's solar arrays. 


We have a current opportunity for a Subcontract Administrator / Senior Buyer located at our facility in Goleta, CA. In this role you will be responsible for purchasing highly complex or unusual, technical, or high value materials, supplies, or services. Leads aspects of strategic sourcing, which may include Statement of Work (SOW) and Request for Proposal (RFP) preparation, proposal evaluation, price/cost analysis, contract negotiation, supplier management, and contract administration.


  • Participate in cross functional team to define supplier selection criteria.
  • Establish and maintain formal agreements (Purchase Orders/Subcontracts) with suppliers.
  • Generate Purchase Orders within ERP system.
  • Incorporate customer or internal changes into the formal agreements.
  • Manage supplier performance during the performance period, including but not limited to following-up on orders placed to verify delivery and/or resolve any contractual issues.
  • Generate and maintain procurement BOM lists and track procurement status / supplier status and generate metrics for program management.
  • Develop, document and implement supplier negotiation strategies.
  • Participate in supplier development activities including pricing agreements, standardization, and continuous improvement actions.
  • Oversee and/or conduct supplier site visits as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Ideal Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Economics with a minimum of 5 years of related experience in Aerospace or Manufacturing, or, 10 years of related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Experience in contract administration, subcontract administration, or procurement/purchasing.
  • Experience preparing Request for Proposals (RFPs) utilizing Specifications, Statements of Work, and Terms and Conditions.
  • Prepares and documents cost/price analysis, delivery and compliance in support of supplier selection and negotiations.
  • Fact-find and negotiate with suppliers on price, schedule, terms and conditions, and any other contractual requirements.
  • Experience Generating Purchase Orders.
  • Ability to compile information and make decisions.
  • Knowledge of government contracting requirements and regulations (e.g., FAR/DFAR, ITAR, EAR).
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • US Citizen (Green Card or Visa sponsorship not accepted).


Desired Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of contract principles and procedures
  • Experience in an MRP system
  • Ability to read technical drawings and documents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Grow with us as we innovate the next generation capabilities for a new era of space exploration!  We offer a highly competitive benefits package along with a commitment to our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, and Excellence. 

Redwire is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Redwire 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.  

All offers of employment at Redwire are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check and your ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US.  Note that some positions will also require US citizenship or ability to obtain a security clearance due to requirements of a classified program.

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. Learn more about the ITAR Click Here

Redwire Space
Redwire Space

United States, Goleta, CA

Posted 10d ago

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