Supply Chain Co-ordinator

  • Position type: Full-time
  • Job Code: E-M-SCO02
  • Location: Cumbernauld
  • Salary: £23,000 - £25,000

About the company

Skyrora are the UK’s leading New-Space small satellite launch vehicle engineering company, based in Edinburgh. Skyrora’s mission is to provide a versatile and dedicated sovereign launch capability to serve the world-leading satellite manufacturers local to the UK and Europe. Leading the UK’s effort to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly launch vehicle, Skyrora combines both world-leading innovative engineering solutions for the construction of its launch vehicles and liquid propulsion technologies. A focus of our technology approach is to minimise the impact on the immediate environment.

Small and Micro satellites are being used more and more in everyday life, with the manufacturing rate increasing year by year. They assist us by tracking forest fires, providing communications to remote places and capturing high-definition images of the Earth, to name a few. There is currently a lack of launch opportunities for smallsats, and it is Skyrora’s goal to open this access to space, to unlock the potential for all.

We design and build our launch vehicles in house and aim to launch from the UK with our Skyrora XL, a 3-stage liquid launch vehicle. We have built the UK’s largest test engine facility, this groundbreaking testing infrastructure will aid the testing of engines on our orbital Skyrora XL launch vehicle, allowing Skyrora to both become the first British company to launch from British soil and deliver sovereign UK launch capability at scale in the long term. In our engine development, we performed over 120 liquid engine tests in 2020 alone. Globally, we have recently secured over £3M in ESA funding, to accelerate our development activities.
We have built the UK’s largest test engine facility, this groundbreaking testing infrastructure will aid the testing of engines on our orbital Skyrora XL launch vehicle, allowing Skyrora to both become the first British company to launch from British soil and deliver sovereign UK launch capability at scale in the long term!
Team working is at our core and we face new challenges every day. Every member of Skyrora’s diverse team demonstrates entrepreneurial flexibility to cooperate and establish sustainable solutions to all the challenges thrown at us; Skyrora is constantly challenging itself.

Why not challenge yourself in trying to get the UK back to space?

About the Role

We are constantly developing new enabling technologies and introducing new technological innovations which push forward the development of Skyrora XL, Skylark L and our other key space technologies. To enable our engineering activities, we require a strong supply chain, which has the capability of scaling as Skyrora grows its operations. Skyrora are looking for a Supply Chain Coordinator to join our fast-growing team as a member of our Engineering Technical Support, to maintain and improve our supply chain processes and procedures, manage purchases and continue to generate strong relationships with our supply chain partners.

You will work under the Supply Chain Manager to ensure all supply chain purchases are diligently made and recorded. You will work across the entire Skyrora team to facilitate the development of launch vehicles in a faster and more cost-effective way whilst creating and managing supplier relationships.

This is a great opportunity to join a space company who work with rockets daily and be part of our journey to
orbit.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Ensure continuity of supply through effective supplier management
  • Work with the Supply Chain Manager to improve part quality, delivery lead times and cost effectiveness on all Skyrora projects
  • Maintain and improve the current Supply Chain system in place to improve traceability of all parts
  • Manage and resolve purchase order discrepancies and invoice issues
  • Work with accounts to process all purchases
  • Manage goods in/out and inventory processing
  • Consistently seek to improve performance through purchasing metrics

Essential Experience & Skills

  • Qualified to a college award or a relevant degree level
  • Experience working within Supply Chain/Procurement
  • Able to set goals and prioritize multiple objectives with various deadlines
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience dealing with customers
  • Demonstrates a good knowledge of MS word and other basic IT systems
  • Highly motivated person with a willingness to learn and develop their skills and knowledge
  • A record of successfully planning and completing both short and long-term projects within deadline
  • Experience using an EPR system or similar is desirable

Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in a dynamic teamwork-oriented environment
  • Must be determined to make a significant contribution to UK Space launch capability
  • Valid passport and be legal to live and work in the UK
  • Any engineering experience is advantageous

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter to careers@skyrora.com with the subject header displaying the job code E-M-SCO02