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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

Global Supply Manager - Direct



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
Spacecraft represent the most pressing unmet need across the entire aerospace industry. As more launch vehicles come online and the cost to orbit decreases, more companies launching payloads to space continue to emerge.
For the first time in history, this influx of payload companies combined with reduced launch costs has resulted in a massive increase in need for commercial spacecraft platforms, known as satellite buses. These buses hold the payloads of our customers and are flown on launch vehicles.
Apex manufactures these satellite buses as scale using a combination of software, vertical integration, and hardware that is designed for manufacturing. Our spacecraft enable the future of society: ranging from earth observation to communications and more.
We’d love for you to join us on our mission of providing humankind access to the galaxy beyond our planet.
We are seeking a Global Supply Chain Manager to work closely within the Supply Chain Team. The Supply Chain team is a key function in managing the production flow of goods and services to ensure manufacturing readiness. This role will play a key part in both team and company success. This role interfaces with all aspects of the business, including production, program management, engineering, and leadership. This individual will possess the following strong skills: Decision Making, Cost Reduction, Negotiation, Project Management, Contract Management & Spend Management.


  • Purchasing ownership of Direct Materials
  • Design and develop sourcing strategies for key Spacecraft components and go forward with implementation of developed strategies
  • Negotiate pricing & terms within responsible sourcing commodities
  • Strategic spend management and budget reporting of direct materials and spend
  • Identify new supplier candidates and continue to drive continuous improvement within the supply base
  • Implement, Maintain, and Manage direct contracts with the ability to negotiate contractual terms as needed
  • Develop relationships with internal stakeholders to anticipate requirements and meet the business requirements
  • Support the development and implementation of Purchasing Strategies
  • Strong ability to manage material flow, this includes logistics, inventory, and material flow within Apex manufacturing facilities


  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, or Equivalent Business Degree
  • 3-6 years of experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain, or Operations
  • Demonstrated track record of cost reduction achievement
  • Demonstrated track record of on time delivery of goods and services
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to interface with leadership
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to breakdown data, spend, and purchasing data to drive continuous improvement
Apex believes in creating a work environment that you look forward to embracing every day. Our employees love working at Apex, and we want you to love it too. We offer the following benefits:
- Shared upside: receive equity in Apex, letting you benefit from the work you create.
- Best-in-class healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. The primary's premium is 99%+ covered.
- Enjoy our comprehensive PTO package, fostering employee well-being.
- Competitive 401(k) plan and matching.
- Paternity/maternity leave.
- Daily lunch, unlimited snacks, and regular office BBQs!
- Your dream desk setup, tools, and whatever else you need to be your most productive self.
- A world class office located in Culver City, filled with amazing coworkers and social gatherings for you and your family.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Apex Technology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.