Procurement Lead

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:
Team and Role Overview:
At Relativity, we create the platform to build the future of humanity in space. Leveraging 3D printing, we revolutionize the way rockets are built and flown. We are looking for a Procurement Lead to join our growing team at our headquarters in Los Angeles. As Procurement Lead at Relativity, you will enable all teams at Relativity to source products and services in the most cost-effective, time-sensitive, and quality-assured way. You build the critical link between key company milestones and Relativity’s sourcing strategy. You establish yourself as a highly trusted market expert and a resource for internal teams to determine the most effective sourcing channel. You build relationships with suppliers that elevate Relativity’s capabilities in the short and long term, and implement standardized supplier performance management. You will report to the VP of Operations.
 
Outcomes and Objectives:
To help us reimagine the way rockets are built and flown, as Relativity’s Procurement Lead, you will
· Collaborate with internal teams to develop procurement strategies to secure competitive pricing and contract terms to drive timelines, savings and mitigate risk.
· Analyze monthly spend to identify trends and opportunities for further cost reductions.
· Establish and monitor procurement metrics to measure compliance and impact to the business.
· Prepare and review contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for commercial and legal terms/ conditions
· Supplier management including periodic business reviews.
· Assist and train user community with procure-to-pay process for submitting purchase order requests and related processes
· Collaborate with Finance to resolve supplier invoicing discrepancies
· Develop a portfolio of suppliers and prospective suppliers' capabilities.
 
Candidate Profile:
To be successful in this role, you should have 5+ years of experience in Procurement, ideally in a small-to-midsized, high-growth environment in a technology company. You are passionate about supporting a variety of teams and their procurement needs, and thrive in building partnerships with suppliers. With suppliers, you establish common goals, define metrics, and drive continuous improvement around cost, quality, and timelines. For internal teams, you create light-weight processes and controls that optimize purchasing outcomes. You always have scalability top of mind, and optimize the balance between being hands on and establishing long-term procurement strategies that enable Relativity’s rapid growth. You thrive in ambiguous environments, are passionate about building structure from scratch, and have an untiring focus on excellent results. 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience in procurement/supply chain in a startup or other dynamic, high-growth company environment.
  • Experience in scaling processes and procurement tools to ensure standardized, low-overhead implementation of sourcing practices across departments
  • Expertise in demand analysis, supplier sourcing, negotiations, and supplier performance management.
  • Outstanding customer orientation to provide partnership to technical teams, and support throughout all sourcing challenges and needs. 
  • Excellent supplier relationship building and relationship management
  • Sound understanding of technical operations.
  • BSc/BA in business, operations, engineering or relevant field; MSc/MA will be a plus
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills - including the ability to communicate with people in multiple locations in a high-touch personalized manner.
  • Always an enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment.
  • Comfortable with high-volume workload and self-driven prioritization.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.
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.

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Location

Relativity is located near LAX in an industrial complex where we take up 4 buildings. We are easily accessible from the 405, near Randy's Donuts!

An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What are some social events your company does?

Every month, we celebrate our new hires (we even fly in new hires from other offices!) by going out to the Yardhouse for dinner. It's great to share a meal and get to know each other outside of the office!

Nat

Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!

Samantha

Talent Operations Coordinator

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Parking
Assigned spots in the lot specifically for Relativity Employees!
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
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!
Paid industry certifications
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