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The Army would use small satellites to support tactical imagery needs in the field. SpaceNews.com
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Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:18:00 +0000
Just as the European masters brought forth a magical period of learning, discovery, invention, fine arts and music 500 years ago, with the advances in the science and technologies proliferating today, we expect a rejuvenation in human space activity in this dawn of the 21st century. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:04:37 +0000
For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military. SpaceNews.com
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NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20. SpaceNews.com
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In spite of all the safeguards, companies must continually monitor traffic on their global networks to detect attempted or successful penetration and take steps to mitigate the impact of security breaches. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:02:12 +0000
Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company's commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:50:53 +0000
President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
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Vector, one of a growing number of companies developing small launch vehicles, plans to carry out its first orbital launch this summer from Alaska. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:29:05 +0000
When members of the National Space Council meet this week, they are expected to discuss, among other issues, regulatory reforms intended to promote growth of the commercial spaceflight industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:06:38 +0000
What exactly will replace SBIRS remains to be seen. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson suggested the new system will be “simpler” and more survivable to enemy attacks. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:44:31 +0000
Air Force leaders say changes in procurement spending are necessary for the military to ensure air and space supremacy. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:38:47 +0000
The head of the organization that manages the national laboratory portion of the International Space Station will leave next month as it deals with an uncertain long-term future for the station. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:32:36 +0000
Telesat, with one demonstration satellite for its planned broadband satellite constellation in orbit, expects to announce plans for manufacturing the full system in the coming months as it seeks partners to help fund its development. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:45:19 +0000
NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions, a milestone needed for the upcoming, but delayed, launch of an astronomy spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:38:53 +0000
Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer Rodolphe Belmer is taking a contrary view on short-term capacity leases and the explosive growth of video streaming — two disruptive video trends causing angst among satellite operators with substantial television broadcast business. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:20:41 +0000
The U.S. Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne are working to revise an agreement to support development of the company's AR1 rocket engine, as questions continue about the engine's long-term future. 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
    CV
     
    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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