Subcontracts Manager

Austin, TX / Denver, CO / Remote /
Space /
Satellite imagery is a historically-scarce resource, whose adoption has been slowed by an unbalanced relationship between price and resolution. In theory, frequent, ultra high-resolution imagery of Earth has near infinite applications; in reality, only a sliver of that potential has been realized.

Albedo aims to be the catalyst in unlocking satellite imagery’s latent potential, hoping to expand current applications and propel the discovery of new use cases. Whether our imagery is being used to reduce wildfire risk, assess the environmental impact of global forestry, contribute to timely 3D reconstructions of urban areas, or monitor carbon emissions from industrial power plants, our mission is to get better data into the hands of decision makers fast. We’re modernizing how satellite imagery is used by providing near real-time access to our ultra-high resolution data.

What We’re Up To: Albedo is developing a novel approach to the earth observation industry, both in space and with our business model. We are intentionally doing things differently by taking (calculated) risks, trying new things, and moving with speed. Our team believes satellite imagery is a valuable resource that should be made accessible, in every sense of the word. We are committed to our customers, ensuring that what we’re building is what they want. We are playing at the edges of how traditional New Space technologies have been approached, and we want to shake up the industry as it stands today.

Who We’re Looking For: Albedo is launching next-generation, ultra high-resolution imaging satellites to service a global audience through a modern, cloud-based product interface. In order to achieve this goal, we are looking for a team of people who are both passionate about our mission and are willing to put in the work to design, develop, and test an innovative earth observation concept in the commercial industry. The times ahead will be set in a fast-paced, often uncertain environment, but if you are hard-working, kind, and team-oriented, you can expect a rewarding and purposeful experience.

The Subcontract Manager (SCM) position will be responsible for leading and meeting all subcontractor cost, schedule, technical, and quality requirements while enhancing the Subcontract Management process and performance at Albedo. The SCM will plan, organize, direct, and control subcontract activities to hit Albedo program requirements while enabling consistent, improved subcontractor relationship / performance management.

What You’ll Do:

    • Be responsible for a portfolio of low to medium-complexity, subcontracts.
    • Be responsible for leading Albedo in subcontractor negotiations and subsequent PO placement. Ensure that all program requirements, CDRL’s, engineering related documents, CFE, purposes, objectives, payment plan or milestone payment plan, and expectations are communicated, understood, and flowed down to the subcontractor. Define subcontract scope and requirements, manage, control and monitor subcontractor baseline to provide timely, in-depth, and accurate visibility into subcontractor technical, quality assurance, financial, and schedule performance, risks, and compliance with all related Program and contractual requirements.
    • Be responsible for overall relationship ownership, direction and guidance of subcontractor and to establish and execute subcontract in accordance with the budget, schedule, contractual requirements, Statement of Work (SOW), technical specifications, and compliance to all other related requirements associated with the subcontract.
    • Develop any Supply Chain Subcontract Management tools required to plan, track, and status subcontractor performance as it pertains to subcontractor milestone completion, funding plan, amount funded, paid and unpaid invoices, ECP’s, CFE, and CDRL’s.
    • Work with Albedo technical and business personnel to review, approve, and process all subcontractor invoices in a timely fashion.
    • Work closely Albedo Management to communicate subcontractor progress, resolve issues and concerns, and identify and manage subcontractor risk.
    • Be responsible for the coordination, logistics, and designated chairing of required subcontractor reviews including program status, business, design, manufacturing, test, pre-ship, and all other required meetings/reviews.
    • Review, monitor, and manage the subcontractor baseline including their definition of tasks, budgets and schedules.
    • Support change proposal efforts for subcontract including pre-coordination with subcontractor to establish expectations and lead internal evaluation of subcontractor proposals and development of negotiation plans.
    • Ensure that all business is conducted using the highest ethical standards and follows all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within Albedo. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
    • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

    • BS/BA in related field plus 5-10 years or more related experience.
    • Program Management and Subcontract Management experience, including execution and oversight of cost type and firm fixed price subcontracts in support of DoD, NASA, and or Commercial customers.
    • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization
    • FAR/DFAR knowledge (optional)
    • Strong interpersonal and organization skills.
    • Strong communication skills (both oral and written).
    • Ability to Travel.
    • Demonstrated track record of success Managing Subcontractors preferred.
    • Prior experience in same or similar role working with an Optical Payload preferred.
    • Demonstrated track record of success driving win-win supplier negotiations preferred.
Additional Requirements: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All persons hired will be required to be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Albedo is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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