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Purchasing Coordinator I/II

Purchasing Coordinator I/II

companyRocket Lab
locationWallops Island, Virginia, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/8/2024
Full Time

ABOUT ROCKET LAB

Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.  

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!

SUPPLY CHAIN

Rocket Lab’s Supply Chain team is responsible for the flow of all materials, products, and components through the business. With many of our own products functioning as critical components to our own and our customers’ missions, the Supply Chain team has a direct impact on the success of our rocket and satellite programs. They set up the assembly kits that enables our technicians to put together our Electron rockets, manage inventory, look after shipping and receiving, manage direct and indirect procurement, and inspect and ensure that all of our materials and products are compliant and up to standard. They are the chain that links our teams together, and are critical to our success.

PURCHASING COORDINATOR

Purchasing Coordinators are key resources within the Purchasing function, supporting Buyers to ensure the timely delivery of purchased materials from our global supply chain.  Purchasing Coordinators follow up with vendors for updated status on open orders, expedite deliveries where needed, and help resolve any problem orders within our procure-to-pay process.

WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO

  • Responsible for the on-time-delivery of purchased parts from vendors to Rocket Lab
  • Accountable for follow-up with suppliers regarding purchase order deliveries, and expediting as required
  • Responsible for maintaining order management data integrity by updating delivery dates
  • Proactively work with Buyers and Planners to ensure that supplier delivery dates meet key production and or project milestones
  • Resolving inwards goods non-conformances (such as under-supply or incorrect part shipped)  to ensure purchase orders can be receipted in a timely manner
  • Resolving overdue invoices for payment to ensure timely compliance with agreed supplier payment terms
  • Maintain buying master data relating to price, lead-time and ordering parameters
  • Responsible for administrating the new supplier onboarding process
  • Other duties asked by your manager, relevant to your role

"This requisition can be hired at a Purchasing Coordinator Level I or Purchasing Coordinator Level II"

YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PURCHASING COORDINATOR I:

  • Highschool Diploma/GED and 0+ years of experience  
  • Proficient using Microsoft Products (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, Access)
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PURCHASING COORDINATOR II:

  • Highschool Diploma/GED and 1+ years of experience  
  • Proficient using Microsoft Products (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, Access)
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE:

  • Proven ability to clearly communicate, manage work tasks, and provide status updates.
  • Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently
  • Proficient in MRP systems
  • Prior experience in fast-paced manufacturing environment

WHAT TO EXPECT 

We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.   

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.