Subcontractor Manager for Space Projects – Luxembourg (m/f/o)
LuxSpace Sarl
Betzdorf, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
il y a 3j
Job Description

Subcontractor Manager for Space Projects – Luxembourg (m/f/o)

In the course of reinforcing the subcontractor management for its satellite projects, including subsystems, comprising platform and payload products, as well as relevant ground support equipment, LuxSpace is recruiting a Subcontractor Manager for immediate employment.

Job Profile:

An experienced Subcontractor Manger with solid technical engineering background and focus on space hardware is required to participate in LuxSpace satellite projects. The products of concern will be procured for LuxSpace microsatellites, as well as for commercial communication satellites realized by the OHB group.

Activities comprise the complete flow from maintenance of a subcontractor database, maintenance of regular contacts with potential subcontractors and suppliers, conductance of request of proposal campaigns including subsequent contract negotiations up to subcontractor management during project implementation until delivery. Substantial experience of working in the satellite industry and knowledge of ESA workflow methodology is a must.

Tasks to be performed:

  • Implementation and execution of subsystem and equipment procurement for satellites, including payload subsystems and equipment, as well as relevant ground support equipment
  • Management of required subcontract documents (contract, SOW, specifications) and negotiation of subcontract with regard to commercial and contractual agreements
  • Management of supplier and subcontract for delivery on cost, quality, and time from contract implementation until delivery of hardware
  • Being the focal point for all administrative, commercial, and scheduling matters towards subcontractors
  • Perform and organize regular program and management reviews during subcontract lifetime (e. g. EQSR, etc.)
  • Implement and manage a competitive tendering process in an international environment
  • Acquire an overview over subsystem and equipment prices
  • Understand the price driver for certain subsystems and equipment in order to achieve financial targets
  • Maintain subcontractor / supplier database
  • Subcontractor development and relationship management
  • Subcontractor / supplier rating, feedback, and definition of correcting actions with subcontractors
  • Manage commercial and institutional procurements within the customer driven requirements
  • Support to commercial satellite proposals
  • Issue requests for information & quotation (RFI / RFQ)
  • Preselecting subcontractors / suppliers
  • Lead price and contract negotiations
  • Identify opportunities for long term agreements
  • Regularly report on status and progress of procurements

Depending on the incumbent's background, qualification and development, responsibilities may further evolve to:

  • Develop subcontractor management activities that support key business objectives
  • Optimize and ensure the execution of procurement and subcontractor management strategies across the company to ensure consistent and high-quality value delivery
  • Define and implement best practices in procurement and subcontractor management to support commercial and operational objectives
  • Optimize the company-wide subcontractor management strategy, organization, and processe
  • Close coordination with Head of Group Supply Chain Management in OHB SE to harmonize and optimize procurement strategies throughout the group


Candidate Profile:

  • Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electronics, Physics, or similar technical areas
  • Several years of working experience in the satellite industry and knowledge of ESA workflow methodology is a must
  • Several years of work experience and background in satellite subsystems and equipment
  • Proven experience in procurement and management of complex subcontracts
  • Experience in legal matters and contract negotiation processes
  • Excellent communication and negotiation capabilities in English language
  • Process- and results-oriented working discipline in adequate balanced conjunction with hands-on mentality; taking responsibility and being proactive
  • High level of (self-) motivation, positive spirit to work and interface with a multinational team
  • Readiness to work flexible in line with project needs and schedules
  • Readiness to travel for business
  • Languages: Excellent command of English (spoken and written); German and French advantageous
  • EU citizenship or work permission Luxembourg

Additional Information

Work Environment:

  • Dynamic, innovative, challenging
  • Join our team of highly skilled and motivated space professionals.
  • Living and working in Luxembourg info: 

Contract Type:

  • Permanent employment contract
  • Full-time (40 h / week)
  • Flexible working model

Your Online Application:

  • Please in English language
  • Let us know your motivation
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (Europass appreciated)
  • Kindly include your salary expectations (EUR annual gross)

Please apply solely online via our LuxSpace Career Page.

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