Supply Chain and Planning Lead

Los Angeles /
Operations /
Full Time
Hadrian - Manufacturing the Future

Hadrian builds autonomous, software-defined precision component factories that help our customers make Rockets, Satellites, Jets & eVTOLs 2x faster and cheaper.

Getting precision components on time, quickly is the #1 problem for customers in the Space, Medical Devices, Fusion, Semiconductor, Defense & Carbon Removal industries - a $60B market in the US alone.

Join our growing team of 30 hailing from SpaceX, Facebook, Google to build the factory of the future and lay the groundwork for a Spacefaring, post-scarcity, carbon neutral world.

Our tech already makes us >50% more efficient than legacy competitors and we need you to help us build, automate and launch Factory v1.

We just raised one of the biggest seed rounds of all time, and we're lucky to be backed by Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Construct Capital & our customers (who make rockets and satellites).


About the Operations team & this role

Hadrian's operations team ensures the business runs smoothly and we hit our goals as fast as possible.

This role reports to the Head of Operations and is responsible for managing and growing Hadrian's supply chain of tooling, outside processing and materials suppliers on a forward looking basis, as well as working with customers to ensure that we plan our capacity around their jobs and demand.

Hadrian has built out a significant software toolkit for managing the minutia of supply chain and planning (eg: generating purchase orders, managing vendors, scheduling jobs and managing factory capacity), so this role will be 30% focused on executing day-to-day tasks, and 70% focused on improving operations, contributing to software roadmap and working with our Suppliers and Customers to proactively ensure Hadrian is continually ahead of the curve of supply chain disruptions and transformation.

Core milestones for this role will be ensuring that our supply chain is fast and error-proof enough to support a one week turnaround time for all manufacturing jobs.

In this role you will

    • Lead Hadrian's supply chain and planning function
    • Work directly with machine tool, tooling, raw material, outside process vendors to ensure we have the fastest lead times in the country
    • Work directly with customers to help them plan their business operations around Hadrian's capacity on a 12 month basis
    • Be directly responsible for triaging issues with our supply chain when things don't go to plan
    • Proactively drive change in our supply chain to continually optimize operations
    • Work with our software engineering team to drive efficiencies through automation
    • Work with our Quality team to ensure supply chain operations are in sync with internal yield and quality expectations

This might be a good fit if you

    • Have A++ mental horsepower and plasticity
    • Get a kick out of Manufacturing, Space, Defense and our mission
    • Strategic thinker who can also execute tactically
    • Happy being an individual contributor for 18-24 months, but senior enough that we can form a team around you
    • High energy, fast paced and proactive to jump on risk and issues that surface day-to-day
    • Customer obsessed and focused on a great Customer experience

Nice to have (or excited to learn! you don't have to possess these to be a great fit.)

    • Rapid learner, coachable
    • Deep understanding of aerospace machine shop processes, including supply chain operations for outside processes
    • Have lead or owned significant portions of supply chain or planning before
    • Comfortable interacting with software engineering teams to define product / automation requirements
    • Able to drive change management initiatives in our supply base
    • Not afraid to tell customers or Hadrian executives bad news quickly when things go wrong

What we offer

    • Autonomy in how you execute, work with the best Advanced Manufacturing team in the US.
    • Early leadership role in breakout startup
    • Work on something that actually positively impacts the Space Industry, The Country, and Humanity's future
    • Big equity grants
    • Platinum Healthcare, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance
    • Stipends for relocation, home office and/or flights to LA
    • Interact with our customers who are building Rockets, Satellites, Jets & Drones
    • Exposure to Tier 1 VCs and Angel Investors
    • If you quit Hadrian to start your own company, we'll invest and help you fundraise
    • Fame & Glory
We run a manufacturing and software team in LA & SF, and a hybrid remote/onsite software team.

This role is based in LA.