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Amazon Corporate LLC Category Sourcing Manager, Project Kuiper SPACE in Redmond, Washington

Have you ever wanted to be part of a team who is building industry changing technology? Amazon\'s Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband network connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Are you looking to create value for millions of customers by helping to develop creative assets for Kuiper? Do you want to work at a company where you are the owner, where you are encouraged to build, and where you have the autonomy to push boundaries? Do you have a passion for design and a desire to bring delightful, cutting-edge products and services to life in an entirely new way? This describes your daily journey. Are you ready? Then join us on Project Kuiper. Do you get excited by aerospace, space exploration, and/or satellites? Do you want to help build solutions at Project Kuiper to transform the space industry? If so, then we would love to talk! Key job responsibilities The ideal candidate will have a successful track record developing strategy, negotiating agreements and statements of work, and managing supplier performance. Experience working in new and ambiguous environments while solving complex problems with a broad range of cross functional stakeholders will be an advantage. * Use industry and relevant data analysis, create strategic sourcing plans for a technology, business unit, department, or project to help internal customers meet their goals * Work with a range of stakeholders including business leaders, engineering leaders, legal, program management, and supply chain to negotiate a variety of agreements and contracts including term sheets, MOUs, NDAs, SOWs, development agreements, purchase agreements and others * Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify opportunities to reduce cost, minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and industry developments that benefit Amazon\'s customers * Influence suppliers\' manufacturing processes, technology decisions, and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations * Prioritize projects and activities to deliver maximum cost reductions and reliable supply * Manage cross-functional projects against plans and objectives to meet commitments and goals * Drive financial modeling of large and complex deals * Evaluate and monitor financial health of critical suppliers * Effectively lead cross-functional meetings with clear document writing, agenda creation, note capture and follow-up activity coordination A day in the life The Kuiper team is looking for a Sr. Category Sourcing Manager to support business and engineering stakeholders in selecting, developing and managing business relationships with critical technology and service suppliers, and others as needed to execute on Kuiper objectives. About the team Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. Amazon has ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences. Amazon\'s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious and earn trust. Work/Life Balance Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn\'t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it\'s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives. Mentorship & Career Growth Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a br