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Sr. Procurement Specialist

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024



Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking a motivated, experienced, and highly organized Sr. Procurement Specialist to provide purchased materials and supplies and manage and develop the vendor base across our satellite and technology programs at our multiple location. As a Sr. Procurement Specialist (Sr. Buyer), you will collaborate with multidisciplinary team members, managers, and other stakeholders to maintain and status execution of projects and prepare performance evaluation reports.


  • Negotiate and procure materials based on best price and/or best value to reach company objectives.
  • Review and share engineering requirements and quality flowdowns with suppliers.
  • Monitor and improve best practice policies for procurement.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies such as supply and purchase agreements.
  • Maintain records in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationship and manage customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain procurement key performance metrics.
  • Ensure corrective actions are implemented, effective, and completed timely.
  • Perform complex tasks as well as analyze and solve problems with minimal supervision
  • Participate in the material review board to disposition and process discrepant material in a timely manner.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision and report to supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • BS degree in related field or equivalent experience is required
  • At least 4 years of experience in a procurement role
  • Possess an established track record of procuring multiple commodities
  • Proficiency in ERP software, such as MS Dynamics
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Ability to evaluate procurement bids in accordance with established criteria
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team


  • Experience in Aerospace, Defense, or Manufacturing industry a plus
  • Working knowledge of various corporate systems: JIRA and Confluence collaboration tools
  • Understanding of project management and program budget very helpful
  • Exceptional communication skills with multiple disciplines
  • Certification in Supply Chain such as APICS SPIM, CSCP, and CPP
  • Ability to lead and motivate team
  • Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart confidential information


  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
Salary Range $70,000-$110,000
Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!


Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com.


This is largely a sedentary role with heavy computer usage. Position may require incumbent to move files, walk around the office, and bend/stand as necessary.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employees in this job. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this job classification. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

This job description does not alter the “At-Will” nature of the position. Employment with the Company will remain “at-will” unless otherwise stated in a written agreement signed by the President of the Company. This means that either the Company or the employee can terminate the employment at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected]