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Procurement & Subcontractor Manager

RemoteGermany, Baden-Württemberg, FreiburgEngineering

Job description

A career at Constellr is for those who are seeking the extraordinary. We are operating in the new space and agri-tech sectors, combining engineering, Earth Observation and agronomy to address one of the biggest challenges of our time: how to ensure global food security.

We are a fast-growing team of highly motivated engineers, scientists, and business professionals with a shared vision to rebase decision making in tomorrow’s smart farming industry. Constellr has offices in the European capital, Brussels, situated between the attractive Etterbeek and Watermael districts and in beautiful Freiburg, in south west Germany, bordering the Black Forest and in close proximity to France and Switzerland.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an exceptional team player with experience in Procurement and Subcontracts Management, an individual who is creative, flexible, and comfortable handling many diverse and sometimes open-ended assignments.


Your tasks will include:

  • Responsible for efficient and effective management of the supply chain, in line with programs objectives and business strategy
  • Responsible for quality, costs and on-time delivery of the materials and services for the project and mitigate schedule risks related to long lead and critical path items
  • Responsible for issuing RFIs/RFPs campaigns, collecting and consolidating inputs (technical and programmatic) from all partners and service providers, and for organizing review boards
  • Support in contract negotiations and placements, regular reporting to senior management
  • Coordinate progress meetings and reviews with internal team members and external partners
  • Support setting up procurement management standards and processes for the organization
  • Support identifying providers and structuring the supply chain

Job requirements

Your experience & skill should include

  • Degree in engineering, management or a comparable qualification
  • Experience in the international procurement within the space industry, from hardware components and software modules up to fully qualified systems
  • Experience in subcontractor management
  • Ability to commit to the plan and deliver the expected results on time, or to report proactively if any deviations are foreseen
  • Ability to rapidly expand application specific knowledge sets and skills where necessary and to quickly familiarize with new areas of responsibility
  • An engaging and social team-player spirit, with a strong motivation to help build and shape ConstellR’s organization
  • The ability to work autonomously and analytically, and be results-oriented
  • Very good written as well as spoken English skills
  • High discipline in view of the massive mission ahead
At Constellr 
  • You will be part of a fast-growing, multidisciplinary and diverse team with a strong desire to leverage change

  • You will be given the autonomy to set and deliver against your own goals, develop new skills and capabilities and lead others to do the same

  • You can directly influence your contribution to achieving several of the UN's sustainable development goals, including Zero Hunger, Clean Water, No Poverty and Climate Action

  • You will contribute to bringing the world’s first commercial infrared constellation into orbit and enabling an entirely novel set of smart farming capabilities, as part of our mission to build a new biophysical atlas, driving an unprecedented understanding of our planet and its resources.

  • We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and for some roles a remote or hybrid model. We encourage you to spend at least some time in Freiburg with the team.