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Strategic Sourcing Manager



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Strategic Sourcing Manager to join our team. This role will focus on direct materials and play a critical role in the overall success of Hermeus' supply chain model. Acting as a key interface between various stakeholders, our Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for driving all aspects of strategic and tactical elements of the business operations.


  • You will collaborate with engineering and production teams to conduct capacity planning and contribute to designs capable of being rapidly sourced
  • You will strategize/prioritize on-order hardware to optimize speed and quality, driving necessary and timely action for potential supply issues, and providing accurate supply projections
  • You will manage key suppliers and drive strategic sourcing of new supplier partners
  • You will establish necessary contracts with suppliers including SOW, MSA, etc
  • You will drive material ordering to ensure product availability on a daily basis, managing forecast to commit, driving excellent supplier flexibility and minimizing potential exposures
  • You will manage and develop suppliers to maintain lowest cost, predictable availability, and industry-leading quality
  • You will work with Hermeus cross-functional teams to achieve established business goals and objectives
  • You will manage the development and implementation of procurement strategies and initiatives


  • 3-5 years supply chain or commodity management experience
  • Strong negotiation skills and understanding of product cost estimation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, onboard, and manage strategic supplier relationships
  • Demonstrated cross-functional leadership
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of flexibility
  • Experience drafting, negotiating, and executing complex contracts and subcontracts
  • Experience interpreting and/or enforcing contract terms and conditions
  • Familiarity with procurement/ERP systems


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or a technical discipline
  • Experience in developing and driving supply plan modeling
  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS)
  • Experience in aerospace industry or a hardware startup
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.