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Company: Blue Origin
Location: Kent
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will perform day to day tactical purchasing functions for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of supplier communications, product pricing, quality, and build schedule. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


* Coordinates purchasing material, services, and product requirements for programs
* Works with program leads to identify long lead materials
* Works with commodity management and program team to select suppliers for bid and award from the approved list in order to achieve program objectives
* Prepares purchase orders in Coupa and Costpoint software
* Manages orders with suppliers, monitors backlog and daily order status report, adjusts schedules as needed, manage/modify POs with overdue shipments and open orders
* Works with logistics team to ensure timely and economical deliveries of all materials to production location
* Ensure that all requirements for purchasing, storage, and transportation of materials are adhered to
* Resolves discrepancies related to purchasing, delivery, receiving, accounts payable invoices, and payment to the supplier
* Expedites materials for shortage management
* Coordinate returns to vendor for discrepant material from receiving inspection
* Participates in cross-functional product team coordinating purchasing activities
* Contributes to continuing improvement efforts across all facets of supply chain

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


* Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field
* Minimum 6 months experience using Coupa Software system for Purchase Order entry
* Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment to accomplish goals while managing multiple tasks
* Strong skills in Microsoft Outlook and Windows programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
* Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and independently
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated results
* Experience in research and development purchasing in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment
* Experience with aerospace defense industry products preferred
* Experience implementing Kanban systems
* Experience establishing Item Master parameters and actioning MRP signals
* Experience transferring inventory between warehouse locations
* Experience in establishing LTA/Stocking agreements with suppliers
* Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. - 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. - 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to view a copy of Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at

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