Procurement Planner

The Procurement Planner ensures that the items and services to build and maintain our advanced products are purchased from specified suppliers and are delivered according to agreed terms and conditions. An important aspect of this role is seeking maximum value for the company through time and cost agreements through expertise with advanced Space parts.

Position Description:

  • Demonstrates expertise on Space parts
  • Interfaces with Engineering and Manufacturing to plan and prioritize purchasing activities
  • Reviews planned orders in order to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications, creates requisitions for purchased items, and assists with approval process
  • Transmits and prioritizes approved purchase requisitions to buyer
  • Create/Maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Ensures requisitions adhere to supplier agreements and contracts; reports non-conformances
  • Identifies opportunities and implements actions to achieve efficiencies
  • Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems
  • Prepares reports for management for scheduling and budgetary purposes
  • Perform buying duties when necessary
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers
  • Maintain knowledge of all organizational and governmental rules affecting purchases
  • Ensure that any invoices are sent to accounts for payment
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contractual requirements
  • Run Daily RFQ Report
  • Ensures each RFQ get processed in a timely manner (24 hours)
  • Ensures each RFQ gets all necessary approval signatures
  • Set up Lunch & Learn with suppliers (coordinate with Calendar Admin, availability of meeting room, and employees attending)
  • Run Vendor Open Purchase Order Report (Monthly) and follow up with vendors/reps to ensure scheduling
  • Update Purchasing records as needed
  • Communicate to Programs Managers when problem/delays occur
  • Collect information to set up new SMI vendors (Approve Vendor List) as needed
  • Communicate to Parts Team and Managers (PM) about obsolescence on parts (EOL)
  • Coordinate with vendors when Return Material Authorization is needed, in coordination with SMI departments QA, AP, and Receiving (as needed)
  • Maintain/update SMI vendors ISO certificates (as needed)
  • Understand the application of DPAS classification on SMI programs

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with Space parts and/or products. Demonstrates expertise in all areas of Space parts/products
  • One (1) year of inventory, materials or purchasing procedures experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in team-based organizations on new technologies to create a learning-based organization
  • Computer skills: working in a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows-like interface using Power Point, Excel and Word software programs at an intermediate level; ability to use Enterprise-wide systems such as SAP; proficient level using computerized inventory systems
  • Communication skills: ability to receive messages by telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions as well as technical publications; communicate across organizational levels; ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities
  • Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every persons contributions


  • May be required to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship

Please submit resumes in PDF format via email to:

All candidates must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent U.S. Residents. Space Micro is an equal opportunity employer.