Procurement Specialist

Open Cosmos
Barcelona, Spain/Remote
Added: February 9, 2024

Working for Open Cosmos

Aim high, go beyond! At Open Cosmos we are solving the world’s biggest challenges from space, providing businesses, governments and researchers access to more readily available information than ever before - ready for the challenge? Then read on…

Working in the Supply Chain Team

The supply chain team is the backbone of our Operations responsible for initiating, expediting and closing procurement of various subsystems and services, as well as moving satellites and equipment across the world. They manage the supply of key components, materials whilst expanding our technology and services capabilities by partnering with world-class partners and suppliers to deliver ongoing projects and future ones which will help deliver our customer missions. This team ensures that we can deliver our broad space mission service offering, building on top of the work of key suppliers and ensuring our competitiveness in the market

What will you be doing?

You’ll be interacting with the Head of Supply Chain and other groups within the Operations Department, namely Project Management, Quality Assurance, and regular interaction with the broader Technology team on various purchasing needs. Most importantly you will be the front face of the company as you will be interacting with Global suppliers and companies for differing purchasing needs.

This is a great opportunity to be a strategic partner to the technical, project management and commercial teams, ensuring we have the best technical, cost and contractual definitions.

You’ll be responsible for leading, coordinating and writing requests for Proposals (RfP) and Request for Quotations (RfQ).

Alongside this you will support the development of tools and database to automatise the procurement process, perform quotation trade-offs and execute supplier selection.

Your knowledge will enable you to create Purchase orders on the information systems in line with the terms/contracts negotiated; to expedite orders and following up with the finance team to ensure invoices are paid on time and maintained in the database; to track supplier performance in line with processes, ensuring suppliers deliver on their contract commitments; to maintain supplier information such as cost, lead time, quality and production capacity and ensuring the database is up to date; to explore and maintain Supplier market and space intelligence information to enable good quality decision making.

We are focused on continuous improvement so you will have a lot of opportunities to implement Supply Chain KPI’s and mechanisms of continuous improvement within the supply chain which in turn helps deliver space missions on time.

What you need to be successful

  • Communication - You'll be communicating with both internal and external stakeholders a lot of the time, so having great communication is a must!
  • Attention to Detail - From completing procurements to shipping high value satellites globally, you will need to show diligence in all areas and hence having great attention to detail is a must.
  • Fast paced - As you will be responsible for purchasing products and services with a fast turn around, you’ll know how to keep cool under these circumstances while still delivering to a high standard.
  • A proactive self-starter - There’s an immense need for being proactive and juggling different tasks, so having the right attitude to work is really important.
  • Negotiation - As part of this role, you’ll be involved with the negotiation of costs and lead time with various suppliers, so being ready and eager to jump in is a bonus.
  • Independence - At times, we’ll need you to take initiative and work independently. Of course, we’ll always be around to support you but we encourage you to be a driving force within your team!
  • Analytical - You’ll be an analytical thinker who’s able to communicate metrics, including costs and delivery timelines effectively.

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