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Filter by Date: Mar 14, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44800 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


Responsible for creating, implementing, and on-going management of various commodity acquisitions and subcontracts purchasing actions. Create sourcing strategies which meet the customer’s requirements, regulatory requirements and Supply Chain business goals and metrics. Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create a collaborative subcontracting environment. Perform business process analysis and develop models to achieve and document best practices for Commercial and Construction acquisitions. Conduct fact-finding to maximize negotiation opportunities. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop appropriate contract language and terms and conditions to yield successful project completion. Document, award and monitor supplier performance. Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the corporation's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.



  • Establishes subcontracts for various commodities and construction projects
  • Strategizes and develops policies and procedures for procurement processes
  • Investigates and identifies viable prospective suppliers of commercial products and construction trades sources.
  • When applicable, processes purchasing actions according to state and federal statutes and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Develops thorough and accurate requests for proposals (RFPs) to suppliers. Reviews supplier proposals to determine RFP compliance, and supplier viability for contract award
  • Facilitates all pre-bid actions including bid conferences, job walks and requests for information
  • Negotiates, documents and awards purchase orders for commercial acquisitions
  • May assign and review the work of others.
  • Trains other personnel on Supply Chain processes.


Required for Level III

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience in the acquisition of commercial products and services
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain practices and procedures
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines


Required for Level IV

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8 or more years of relevant experience in the acquisition of commercial products and services
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain practices and procedures
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines



  •  Familiar with construction industry terms and conditions such as American Institute of Architects (AIA) or similar industry standard terms
  •  Experience in acquisitions governed by Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  •  Must work well in a team environment
  •  Must be detail oriented
  •  Ability to prioritize tasks and projects
  •  Must possess strong organizational skills
  •  Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects at one time
  •  Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  •  Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  •  Strong written and oral communication skills
  •  Customer service orientation
  •  Must possess time management and project management skills

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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 The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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