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Purchasing Agent III

Company: Sierra Space Corporation
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to deepen your purchasing and supplier management skills in a meaningful work environment that supports and protects explorers and heroes? Join our team! As a Purchasing Agent III, you'll be using your skills and expertise to purchase materials, supplies, and services on the most favorable terms for the organization. You'll be responsible for qualifying our suppliers, monitoring and ensuring our supplier quality and delivery, evaluating bids, negotiating prices and terms for purchased goods and services, tracking purchases, and maintaining a current database of our supplier information. Additionally, you'll provide subject matter expertise on complex procurements of significant dollar value, as well as independently manage multiple service type contracts. You'll help with the planning of the process for the purchasing function, and support programs.

Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin, Durham, North Carolina, and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space


--- Bachelor's Degree in a related field and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience
--- Higher education may substitute for relevant experience
--- Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education
--- Procurement experience


--- The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances
--- Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance
--- Strong understanding of all aspects of finance and accounting related to procurement
--- Complete understanding of the full cycle of procurement processes


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Physical/Mental/Emotional Requirements:

  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
  • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
  • Frequently requires hearing abilities to include discerning different tones and volumes
  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.

    Working Conditions:

    • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
    • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
    • Rarely exposed to loud noises

      Estimated Starting Salary Range: $79,264.96 - $108,989.32

      Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

      At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Keywords: Sierra Space Corporation, Broomfield , Purchasing Agent III, Sales , Broomfield, Colorado

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