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Senior Technical Sourcing Engineer

Interstellar Lab

Interstellar Lab

IT
Paris, France
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

At Interstellar Lab our mission is to build a future full of life, on Earth and beyond. We believe in a future where technology is enabling humans to live in harmony with nature, a future where biodiversity thrives and expands, a future where terrestrial life become multi-planetary.

To build this future, we design, manufacture and operate controlled-environment biofarms that unleash the power of plants. On Earth and in Space. Our solutions combine Hardware, AI and Bioscience. We use controlled-environment technology to mimic a multitude of conditions to allow plants, fungi and microorganisms to grow faster and better.

On Earth, we are pioneering molecular and bio-farming, boosting production of nutrients, metabolites and bioactive compounds in plants while providing a sustainable and safe source of plant materials. Our customers are large beauty, perfume, natural ingredients, food&beverage and neutraceuticals companies. To advance space exploration, we work with space agencies and private companies and provide them bio-farming units to grow efficiently food for astronaut and/or conduct research on impact of microgravity on plant molecular composition.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a critical member of the Supply Chain team, you'll play a vital role in securing the complex components and hardware needed to bring our vision to life.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with engineers, designers, and project leads to understand project needs and translate them into actionable sourcing requirements.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for critical hardware components and complex systems.
  • Research and identify potential vendors with the capabilities and capacity to meet project and industrialization requirements, considering factors like quality, lead time, and cost.
  • Issue and evaluate Requests for Quotation (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors to ensure optimal pricing, delivery timelines, and adherence to quality standards.
  • Manage vendor relationships throughout the procurement process, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to specifications.
  • Analyze sourcing data to identify trends, optimize sourcing strategies, and mitigate potential supply chain risks.
  • Maintain strong communication and collaboration with internal stakeholders and external vendors.

PROFILE

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering. Master's degree in engineering or business preferred.
  • 5+ years experience in technical sourcing, engineering, or relevant technical & business acumen related roles with a strong understanding of the sourcing process for complex systems.
  • Deep understanding of relevant engineering principles, including (but not limited to) mechanical, electrical, systems, aerospace, etc.
  • Proven track record of identifying, evaluating, and negotiating with potential vendors for critical hardware components and complex systems, preferably in aerospace, automotive, or controlled-environment agriculture industry
  • Proficiency in technical writing and ability to clearly communicate complex technical specifications to vendors.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain management principles, including inventory control, risk mitigation, and supplier relationship management.
  • Comfort working independently and as part of a cross-functional team, collaborating effectively with engineers, project managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in using engineering software, sourcing tools, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Fluency in French and English is required

LOCATION

  • Paris, France