Supply Chain Manager, Strategic Mission | Aerospace

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS Denver, CO $110000.00 to $165000.00 per year

Supply Chain Manager, Strategic Mission | York Space Systems 


York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming, and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in both end-to-end customer solutions and the rapid production of spacecraft platforms. York’s complete Space Segment Solution including spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration & test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations enables customers to leverage York’s existing technology solutions to get rapidly and responsively to orbit. We’re looking to expand our team across the board. 


We are seeking a Strategic Mission Supply Chain Manager to support the design, procurement and make of these aerospace technologies. This position is responsible for managing our Spacecraft Mission supply chain by building long and short-term healthy partnerships with quality suppliers that deliver reliable state of the art components to meet the needs of each unique customer mission.  This role will work closely with our engineering teams and product managers to drive strategic supplier decisions that will enable the product vision and ensure the success of York Space Systems.   



  • Identify potential suppliers for key mission technology and lead the procurement process to support each program’s unique objectives and timelines. 

  • Develop and maintain long-term strategic partnerships with suppliers in collaboration with product management and program management team where advantageous to York. 

  • Work with the product management team and key internal stakeholders to facilitate make vs. buy decisions for the business. 

  • Work with product management to determine program demand and determine the appropriate inventory strategy to balance risk and cost. 

  • Responsible for driving suppliers and partners to meet delivery commitments and devising mitigation plans with suppliers if delivery schedules are at risk. 

  • Work with product management to identify new technologies which meet our future strategic needs and cost reduction targets. 

  • Hold regular touch points with suppliers to ensure delivery is on track. 

  • Perform regular supplier visits and audits to identify and mitigate supply chain risks and opportunities before they are realized. 

  • Collaborate with engineering to ensure the product requirements and performance specifications are understood and a robust test plan is in place. 

  • Collaborate with programs and the procurement team to ensure robust and clear requirements are passed to the suppliers in a timely manner. 

  • Collaborate with inventory and receiving to ensure inspection and handling plans are in place and executed. 

  • Manage the opportunities and risks register for the supply chain, engaging with suppliers, engineering and the programs team to ensure risks are mitigated and managed to ensure program success.    



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher education in business, engineering or a related field. 

  • 7years of experience in supply chain management, purchasing or related background. 

  • 3+ years of experience with electronics suppliers, manufactures or supply chains. 

  • Demonstrates self-initiated work in a team environment with strong leadership skills. 

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain U.S. security clearance. 




York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in US.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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