Relativity Space
Relativity Space is building humanity's multiplanetary future.
Long Beach, CA

Manager, Indirect Procurement at Relativity Space (Greater LA Area, CA)

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Employer Provided Salary: $128,000-$164,000 Annually
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Company Overview:  

A rocket company at the core, Relativity Space is on a mission to become the next great commercial launch company. Meeting the needs of a growing demand for space infrastructure, our rockets will revolutionize how we connect and communicate on Earth by getting satellites to space. We have developed a vertically integrated technology platform in which we leverage additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to 3D print rockets. Our unique approach enables rapid product iteration, allowing us to push the boundaries of what's possible today and unlock the full potential of 3D printing for tomorrow. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.


Supply Chain at Relativity Space is responsible for designing, implementing, and optimizing the end-to-end supply chain networks required to manufacture, test, and launch the next-generation reusable launch vehicle – Terran-R. Being both an internal and external facing function, we closely partner with an extensive number of groups to develop the operational strategies, processes, and tools that are utilized to fulfill end-customer demand for our launch services.  

This candidate will be the head of Indirect Supply Management for the company, responsible for all planning, sourcing and procurement of non-flight purchases, supporting Capital Equipment, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Launch and Test Operations, Professional Services, and all other Indirect services and commodities.

  • Develop and implement indirect procurement strategies to drive cost savings, operational efficiencies, improved contract terms and conditions, supplier performance and reduced supply chain risk
  • Provide strategic indirect source-to-pay support – Sourcing, RFx, Negotiations, Contract Management, Vendor Payment Resolution – to cross-functional stakeholders 
  • Analyze both historical spend data and future spend forecasts to construct an indirect commodity hierarchy that will underpin procurement strategy and operations, quantify near-term spend performance opportunities, and act as input to organizational roadmap
  • Develop immediate- and long-term business process architecture for indirect source-to-pay operations from contract/purchase request through payment and contract closure
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Application Systems team to incorporate indirect procurement processes into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform and other digital tools
  • Provide leadership and direction to a highly talented team of Category Managers and Procurement Specialists, based in Long Beach (CA), Stennis Space Center (MS) and Cape Canaveral (FL)
  • Hire, train, and develop the team to support centralization of all source-to-pay activities for the indirect portfolio

What you need to know:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain/Operations Management, Engineering, or similar
  • 7+ years of working in an indirect procurement role within a fast-paced manufacturing/operations or technology environment
  • 3+ years of working as a people manager
  • Strong knowledge of Capital Equipment/Ground Support Equipment markets
  • Incredibly strong knowledge of fundamental Strategic Sourcing principles and contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, start-up environment
  • Ability to develop and present recommendations confidently to Sr. and Executive leadership 
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise applications (i.e., PLM, ERP, P2P, MES) and data analysis applications/tools (i.e., MS Excel, SQL, Tableau)

Nice to haves but not required:  

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain/Operations Management, or similar
  • Experience supporting high-growth manufacturing/operations organizations as an indirect procurement leader

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role.  Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.
Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here:

Hiring Range:

$128,000$164,000 USD

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What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Free snacks and drinks
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some meals provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Paid industry certifications

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