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Supervisor, Inventory Management

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

People & HR, Operations
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023

About The Role

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.


The Inventory Supervisor leads a team responsible for inventory controls & the daily execution activities of expediting, receiving, Storage, Picking, packing, and local dispatch.  This leader will be very hands on working directly with team members to maintain high Service levels to internal and external customers, Order Fulfillment, DIFOT, Inventory Accuracy and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures


  • Direct a team of people responsible for inventory management, material handling, and shipping and receiving.
  • Accountable for inventory controls, perpetual inventory reporting, on-time delivery of material from inventory to production, and packaging solutions to prevent damage to parts.
  • Responsible for implementing systems and processes, to manage bar-coding and bin locations for inventory management.
  • Responsible for inventory planning and kitting process, to deliver materials line-side to production cells.
  • Responsible for ensuring inventory accuracy and cycle counts are meeting Finance requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring shipping and receiving processes are in place and support Procure to Pay process.
  • Responsible for Receiving Inspection, to ensure parts meet specifications.
  •  domestically and abroad.
  • Additional duties as reasonably required.


  • High school diploma and 5+ years of experience.
  • 3+ years of related experience in Leadership within Supply Chain
  • Proven ability to manage inventory teams.
  • Proven ability to implement systems and tools for material management.
  • Proficient in MS Office, ERP systems, math and statistics


  • Experience in aerospace, automotive, or other heavy manufacturing
  • Experience with ERP Systems
  • Associate's degree or bachelor's degree
  • Prior experience in high-paced, rapid growth environment
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines.


  • Ability to travel and communicate outside of work hours.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed.

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. 

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation package based on individual qualifications and experience, which may include cash or equity incentives. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$75,000$100,000 USD

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.



For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.


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