Indirect Senior Strategic Buyer IV

The Aerospace Corporation
Added: April 16, 2024
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

The Supply chain department manages all aspect of procurement for The Aerospace Corporation. We provide the opportunity to be a part of a diverse team that purchases a wide range of capital, indirect and government funded products and services including IT, specialized equipment, facilities services and engineering, design, and construction. As the purchasing agent you will provide your experience and understanding of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement of indirect/direct goods and services.

Work Model


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Lead strategic sourcing and procurement activities and manage strategic supplier contracts of indirect goods and services for The Aerospace Corporation
  • Evaluate and improve sourcing activities, analyzing current suppliers and cost
  • Complete formal market analysis to investigate market behaviors, trends and influences on the category requirement
  • Identify the best contract approach, pricing model, and category management governance
  • Lead RFI’s, RFP’s, RFQs, RFS’s, supplier/source selection, negotiation and awarding best value
  • Evaluate current need and forecast product and services demands for assigned contracts
  • Implement procedures to continuously evaluate suppliers, costs and deliverability
  • Administer and lead post-award supplier management/administration, including SRM, continuous improvement / transformation /innovation as required

What You Need To Be Successful

Minimum Requirements Level IV:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Business Administration or related field
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Demonstrated understanding and execution of the entire procurement cycle
  • Technical leadership and contractual competencies to form strategies to construct and execute contractual activities utilizing various contracting types that are developed based on the need of each organization
  • Experience establishing/developing appropriately scaled SRM framework
  • Advance Project management skills to build, manage, and meet effective procurement schedules
  • Advance financial acumen and analytical skills required to construct pricing strategies/exhibits, conduct bid evaluation, and justify pricing reasonableness

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • SAP experience
  • Aerospace industry experience
  • Experience setting up strategic purchasing agreements related to indirect categories including but not limited to: office supplies, IT-related services, marketing-related services, capital, HR related services (recruitment, training, contract labor), travel management services, professional services (consultants), facilities maintenance/repair/operations.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

(Min - Mid - Max)

$100,805 - $120,403 - $140,000

Pay Basis: Annual

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.