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Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:27:02 +0000
Aerospace CEO Isakowitz: The government traditionally buys a bus, payload and ground segment as a package, he said. That does not give you flexibility to swap out and change pieces. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0000
As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:17:23 +0000
Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:24 +0000
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:52:27 +0000
The failure of a Falcon 9 first stage to make its planned landing after a Dec. 5 launch shouldn’t affect plans for upcoming launches, a SpaceX executive said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:54:52 +0000
European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate contracts with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corp. to develop four high-resolution radar satellites for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:58:25 +0000
On the company’s 20th mission of the year and second within 48 hours, SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 5, but suffered a rare failed landing of the rocket’s first stage. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:22:41 +0000
The founders of Globa IP said they left after concerns its investors, supported by the Chinese government, were using the company as a means to gain access to satellite technology prohibited for export to China under U.S. law. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:18:45 +0000
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the winner of SpaceNews' 2018 military space Government Leader of the Year award, said as the Trump administration moves forward with plans to create a new military branch for space — an effort she supports — the Air Force is keeping focused on the space mission. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:11-09-2012
     Last Modified:06-09-2015 (10:51)
    Job information
     Current job:Procurement Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProcurement, Management, Mechanical Structures, Business, Strategy, Negotations
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2013 - Present OHB-SYSTEM  Germany
    Procurement Manager
    Subcontractor Management
    • Identifies and contacts potential suppliers for satellite subsystems and units.
    • Prepares RFQ (Request For Quotation) data package for suppliers, working in strong collaboration with cross-functional team (engineering, legal and finance).
    • Leads the evaluation of received proposals in terms of cost, quality and schedule.
    • Negotiates with pre-selected suppliers before contract signature.
    • Supports the financial office in the definition of contract and payment milestone with suppliers.
    • Monitors and reports suppliers’ progress status to final customers.
    Proposal preparation 
    • Prepares deliverables for the proposal related to procurement aspects. 
    • Prepares geo-return distributions compliant with budget and customer requirements.
    • Leads the Request for Proposal campaign with suppliers to build a consistent final proposal.   
     
    2006 - 2010 AIRBUS Defence and Space (former EADS CASA Espacio)  Spain
    Mechanical Engineer Team Leader
    Project Management & Leadership
    • Prepared 6 months schedules and budgets valued over €100,000 for outsourced engineering services. 
    • Prepared and delivered presentations to clients (SES, Eutelsat) on mechanical performance of structures in aerospace projects of €20M budget.
    • Supervised outsourced team of 3 people responsible for antennae mechanical analysis (ASTRA1N, ASTRA3B, Atlantic Bird 7).
    Mechanical Engineering
    • Performed mechanical analyses, working in a cross-functional team (design and manufacturing).
    • Collaborated in R&D projects developing a new material used in antennae structures. 
    • Executed tests on mechanical structures in line with EADS specifications, 100% success rate achieved.
     
    2004 - 2005 ICEX (Spanish Government Foreign Trade Institute) South Korea
    International Trade Agent
    • Prepared market researches on South Korean business.
    • Provided feedback to commercial enquiries from Spanish and South Korean companies.
    • Supported the preparation and follow-up of trade missions. 
    • Prepared reports on South Korean trade and financial information. 
     
    2002 - 2004 ITP (Turbojet Engines) Spain
    Junior Mechanical Engineer
    • Completed R&D tasks on Stealth project to reduce radar detectability on military aircrafts.
    • Collaborated with the design department for the nozzle’s performance improvement in military aircrafts. 
    • Accomplished structural analyses on aeronautical elements to check mechanical reliability. 
     
    EDUCATION
    • 2011 - 2012  INSEAD MBA Class of July 2012  France/Singapore 
    • 2010 - 2011  BFSU (Beijing Foreign Studies University) Mandarin Chinese Certificate  China
    • 2001 - 2002  UPV (University of the Basque Country) Master's Degree in Aeronautical Technologies Spain
    • 1997 - 2002  UPV (University of the Basque Country) Bachelor's Degree in Structural Engineering Spain
     
    LANGUAGES
    • English (Fluent)
    • French (Native)
    • Spanish (Native)
    • Mandarin (Business)
    • German (Basic)
    • Korean (Basic)
     
    COMPUTER SKILLS
    • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Outlook
    • Eclipse software suite
    • Aerospace Analysis Tools (FEM – Nastran and Patran)
    • EMITS tool for ITTs (Invitation To Tender) publishing
     
    OTHER SKILLS
    • Cross-functional team work
    • Communication skills at management and technical levels 
    • Negotiation 
    • Business administration  
     
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    • 2015  ESA (5 weeks)  Germany
    ESA course on Monitoring Climate from Space using data from Earth Observation satellites.
    • 2012  ASTRIUM (1 month)  Singapore
    Member of the winning team in the ASTRIUM Space tourism Business Plan Competition in Singapore.
    • 2011  CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) (1 week)  China
    Attended IESE EMBA China Module   one week intensive course on Chinese business.
    • 2004  ICEX (6 months)  Spain
    Studied an intensive course on International Trade.
    • 2001 - 2002  ESA (European Space Agency) (12 months)  Spain
    Participated in Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiatives, project for a collaboration amongst European Engineering Universities to design an aerospace satellite structure.
     
    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    • Sustainability, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy Technologies
    • Chinese culture and language (studied Chinese for 3 years in Madrid before going to China)
    • Culture: independent music festivals, movies and cultural exhibitions
    • Travelling and experiencing different cultures
     

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