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Test Flight Operations - Supply Chain Program Manager II (MSFC)



Huntsville, AL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

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 diverse and hardworking team of professionals, specialists, and engineers, you will lead efforts to manage and direct suppliers and teammates to support the external development of various spaceflight systems. You will interact with our customers, the Programs, to address concerns and ensure development efforts and deliveries are on track.

This function directly supports the Test Flight Operations & Launch Operations Business Unit Program Office. This role will be responsible for the management and execution of the program strategy and the program plan to ensure program competitiveness and performance from the front end of the business through fulfillment of test cadence. Key responsibilities of this function include financial management (i.e., EVMS, budgets, targets, working capital, material sales, test schedule procurement requirements etc.); supplier management (i.e., Schedule Forecasts, Line of Balance (LOB)/Material Status, Supplier Risk/Opportunity Management, Supplier Performance, Supply Chain Metrics, Make Buy/Make where strategies align, tactical/strategic sourcing, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Long Term Agreement (LTA) cost reduction strategy, etc.), and requirements management (i.e. FAR/DFARS, ITAR, OPSEC, security classification guides, public law, quality, warranty, etc.). This role will ensure the placement and receipt of all requirements to meet those operational strategies and plans in support of program requirements including complete management and ownership (schedule, cost and Material EAC). You will assist team with negotiation of contracts and ensure supply chain competitiveness and performance throughout the lifecycle of the Program. The position includes responsibility for overall ownership of the supplier management process and communication of customer flow-through requirements to ensure that supplier performance exceeds mission objectives.

Key candidate attributes to facilitate success in this role include influencing, facilitation, presentation, communication, process development, analysis, and problem solving. 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 with 3+ years of experience, Master's degree with 2+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related industry experience.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in procurement and planning, MRP/ERP planning and transactions, BOM structures, material estimating, and Basis of Estimate creation.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills developed from contracts, proposal management, supplier management, capture management or similar negotiating activities.
  • Track record of managing complex technology projects with aggressive schedules and scarce resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate complex ideas, anticipate potential objections and persuade others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage trade-offs and evaluate new ideas with internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines with engineering, design, and project management counterparts to deliver on-time products/services
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Supply Chain Management and Program Management
  • Create and maintain systems and processes to streamline operations.
  • Experience effectively negotiating Terms and Conditions (T&C’s).
  • Ability to develop and execute project plans within budget and schedule constraints, ability to simultaneously manage multiple programs and priorities.
  • Experience in engaging with and influencing leadership teams
  • Strong analytical skills, data driven with experience in establishing and tracking program metrics.
  • Track record of working in an ambiguous environment and ability to define processes that can scale.
  • Proven problem-solving skills. Able to solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.
  • Occasional travel required
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint, Exostar and Coupa system(s)
  • Previous experience with Test and Operational Schedule Management of Engines and Aerospace Hardware

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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