Director of Supply Chain

Berthoud, CO
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Ursa Major was founded to address a critical shortfall in the U.S. industrial base and bring a new model to aerospace and defense systems: we design and manufacture the world’s leading propulsion systems for space, hypersonic applications, and missile systems. 

Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team – a team that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

Our business model has disrupted the industry by horizontally integrating a traditionally vertical space and providing propulsion where it’s needed most. The Supply Chain group focuses on several areas to support these goals: strategic sourcing on-time supplier deliveries, procurement, and streamlined logistics.


  • The Director of Supply Chain will have full oversight for supply chain and procurement operations across all of Ursa Major operations.
  • This role will have overall responsibility for supplier & procurement strategy, logistics, and execution of all Ursa Major’s Supply Chain functions.

Job Focus Areas and Expectations:           

  • Provide strategic direction for supply chain maturation that supports development and high volume production.
  • Ability to define concrete strategies and plans in a highly ambiguous environment.
  • Continuously identify and implement improvement initiatives to increase efficiency, support rapid development, and streamline supply chain operations.
  • Drive Make vs Buy decisions and set strategy for future programs
  • Execute long-term procurement planning for redundancy and contingency to eliminate supply interruption and ensure business continuity.
  • Lead supply chain function including strategic sourcing, supplier management, and procurement, as well as manage large supply chain projects including supplier transitions and establishment of new supply bases.
  • Mature the framework for supplier audits and supplier quality, working closely with the Quality team to ensure the delivery of defect-free parts and products.
  • Strong desire to grow & develop individuals and teams to fuel Ursa Major’s growth.
  • Develop supplier relationships that enable the best possible lead times, quality, and cost.
  • Develop regular supplier performance metrics & methods and create and lead teams to improve supplier performance as necessary.
  • Optimize the logistics function to ensure timely product deliveries, without damage, and optimal cost for services provided.
  • Streamline purchasing function to maximize efficiency of buyers to service all Ursa Major purchasing needs with minimal process overhead.
  • Lead creation and implementation of procurement policies and procedures, including compliance to AS9100 and government procurement practices.
  • Executes toward results with focus and a sense of urgency.
  • Strong ability to build trust and influence key stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Understand best practices and remain aware of the latest industry trends.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Science or Accounting with 10+ years of progressive Supply Chain experience
  • Previous experience in leading supplier management, purchasing, logistics & inventory control required.
  • 5+ years’ experience in operations and production in a hardware-focused organization
  • Direct leadership and management experience
  • Consistent growth in career focused on exceeding expectations and building amazing teams.

Preferred Qualifications:              

  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, or MBA is desired
  • Certification in APICS/ASCM, NAPM, and/or LSSBB is desirable
  • Experience with ERP scaling and development

Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $130,000 - $190,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The salary range for this role is intentionally wide as we are evaluating individuals based on their unique experience and abilities to fit our needs. Most importantly, we are excited to meet you, and see if you are a great fit for our team. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.

Benefits Include:


  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid parental and Adoptive Leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Tax Advantage Accounts (HSA/FSA)
  • Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, Basic Life, AD&D
  • Additional Benefit Options Including Voluntary Life and Emergency Medical Transport
  • EAP Program 
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options 

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.
We’re an equal-opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
No outside recruiters, please.