Purchasing Coordinator

Purchasing Coordinator

Rocket Lab USA | Earth, TX, 79301, US
Salary Range:$53,000 – $80,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 25 days ago

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Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

Purchasing Coordinators are key resources within the Purchasing function, supporting Buyers to ensure the timely delivery of purchased materials from our global supply chain. Purchasing Coordinators follow up with vendors for updated status on open orders, expedite deliveries where needed, and help resolve any problem orders within our procure-to-pay process.

What you'll get to do

  • Responsible for the on-time-delivery of purchased parts from vendors to Rocket Lab
  • Accountable for follow-up with suppliers regarding purchase order deliveries, and expediting as required
  • Responsible for maintaining order management data integrity by updating delivery dates
  • Proactively work with Buyers and Planners to ensure that supplier delivery dates meet key production and or project milestones
  • Resolving inwards goods non-conformances (such as under-supply or incorrect part shipped) to ensure purchase orders can be receipted in a timely manner
  • Resolving overdue invoices for payment to ensure timely compliance with agreed supplier payment terms
  • Maintain buying master data relating to price, lead-time and ordering parameters
  • Responsible for administrating the new supplier onboarding process
  • Other duties asked by your manager, relevant to your role

You'll bring these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or other relevant fields, and 3+ years of Purchasing/Inventory Planning experience -OR- an Associate's Degree and 5+ years of Purchasing/Inventory experience.
  • Proven ability to clearly communicate, manage work tasks, and provide status updates.
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently
  • Proficient in MRP systems
  • Prior experience in fast-paced manufacturing environment
The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation offer package based on individual qualifications and experience, including company stock. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Pay Range (CA Only)

$46,000 — $69,000 USD


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab 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, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click hereITAR Regulations.