OPEN POSITIONS

OPEN POSITIONS

Purchase and Procurement Engineer

About Alén Space

Alén Space is a New Space company focused on the development of missions based on Nanosatellites as well as products and services related to them. Our mission is to help our clients to develop their business plan designing, manufacturing and operating satellites in order to execute the application they need.

While Alén Space is a new company, our team has been involved in several complete nanosatellite missions, from specification to delivery, during the last 13 years. Alén Space technical team is composed of systems engineers, electronic engineers, AIV engineers, software and operations engineers and project managers; with a large experience on IOD, communication, commercial and scientific missions, with private and public institutions such as the European Space Agency.

Alén Space’s value proposition resides in the flexibility and expertise of our team. We utilize our design and testing methodologies, which allow the use of components from various suppliers, to create the most suitable platform for the requested mission. During more than a decade, all our nanosatellites missions have been fully designed in-house, following the same multi-provider approach, resulting on a 100% success rate in orbit, for all launched missions.

At Alén Space, quality and flexibility in the design, manufacturing and testing are hallmarks of the company. The quality of the process is achieved through meticulous testing and verification processes, keeping traceability of all the executed activities. The flexibility is achieved thanks to the proximity relationship with our clients and to our supplier agnostic approach. This relationship aims not only at easing the communication process, but also at allowing our commercial clients to take an important role on the design aspects. In this line, we design the most flexible spacecraft platforms, to accommodate subsystem suppliers’ changes without heavily impacting the overall mission. Our systems and AIV engineers work closely with the client, in order to take decisions and involve them in the process.

Our team has created what we have termed the Alén Space Matrix, a work method that applies the strict quality standards set by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS). All of our management, system engineering and AIV processes are based on those standards.

Quality, Flexibility, Scalability, Proximity, Expertise and Success define all Alén Space values.

Do you want to orbit with us?

We offer the opportunity to join a challenging space project together with a self-motivated team with great experience in the design and manufacturing of small satellites!

Job Description

The candidate will work within the procurement and logistics area of the company working closely wit the production and administration teams. She or he will be involved in the process of procuring all the materials and equipment the company needs, manage suppliers and execute the import/export activities of the company.

Position Tasks and Responsibilities

The following tasks will be assigned to the candidate:

  • Manage procurement of goods, from the internal request to the order to the supplier.
  • Tracking and reception of purchase orders.
  • Supplier monitoring according to ISO 9001 standard.
  • Optimization and analytics of the procurement process.
  • Management of shipments and coordination with couriers.
  • Coordination of import/export process.

Candidate qualifications and skills

The candidate must have a Bachelor or Master’s engineering or equivalent degree.

The required experience and skills are:

  • Experience in logistics and purchase process.
  • Good communication skills in English (oral and reading/writing).

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Experience with importation and exportation of goods.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 standard.

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner, while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational, and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.

Notice: The applicant must be eligible to work and live in the EU.

Conditions

We offer a full time term contract

  • Location: Vigo area (Spain)
  • Starting date: Immediate

If you are a proactive person and want to commit yourself to a present and future project, we hope to receive your CV.

For any other position you are interested in, you can check the following URLs:

[English] https://alen.space/careers/

[Spanish] https://alen.space/es/trabaja-con-nosotros/

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