Purchasing Specialist (R0000199)

Houston, TX, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.


  • Under general direction, execute and supervises cradle to grave purchasing activities (including bid, evaluate, award cycle, execution of agreements, execution of changes, price, and schedule negotiations) across all projects.

  • Negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts, and long-term contracts with suppliers for the procurement of goods, services, and supplies.

  • Maintains accurate data and scoring of vendors logs.

  • Drive cost reduction initiatives.

  • Understands, tracks, and forecasts the key cost drivers and market factors for the assigned purchase categories.

  • Assists in developing specific sourcing strategies to support corporate objectives, providing the company competitive advantage in the areas of materials, supplies, and services, and ensuring alignment with Engineering.

  • Identifies corrective actions and measures for quality or schedule issues with suppliers.

  • Works closely with Engineering and the projects.

  • Supports ISO audits.

  • Assures timely reporting of issues to the projects and procurement team.

  • Locates, analyzes, and develops a consolidated supplier base to meet current and future needs.

  • Creates and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvements

  • Provides input to drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process, procedures, and tools.

  • Conducts scloseout of procurement operations, including settlement of claims and back-charges.

  • Drives continuous improvement of purchasing processes.

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management or Business, and three (3+) years of Procurement and Supply Chain Management experience.

  • Experience in purchasing or subcontracts, including bid evaluation, award cycle, execution of agreements, execution of changes, and price and schedule negotiations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication to effectively communicate commercial solutions to procurement and non-procurement personnel.

  • Ability to work in a fast, schedule-driven work environment.

  • Candidates must have strong analytical skills, Microsoft Excel proficiency, and proficiency in procurement systems.


Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Job may involve sitting or standing for extended periods.

  • Job may require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.