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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:10:24 +0000
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:17:54 +0000
As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says the altitude the vehicle can reach will put it at an advantage over Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:53:23 +0000
The Indonesian communications satellite that is SpaceX’s primary payload for its second Falcon 9 launch this year overcame a change of manufacturers and the loss of a U.S. Ex-Im Bank loan to reach the launch pad. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:21:12 +0000
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:26:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic scrubbed the Feb. 20 flight test for SpaceShipTwo, the air-launched suborbital spaceplane, due to high winds in Mojave, California. The flight test is now scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:39:24 +0000
The new chair of the House space subcommittee says she’s looking forward to working with the commercial space industry on a number of issues, including oversight of non-traditional space activities. SpaceNews.com
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ULA and SpaceX will split six national security launches planned for 2021 to 2022, the Air Force announced Feb. 19. SpaceNews.com
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SPD-4 gives the Pentagon the official go-ahead to send a proposal to the White House recommending the establishment of a separate military branch for space. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. SpaceNews.com
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:11:51 +0000
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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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