Logistics and Mission Integration Manager - Space Suits

HOUSTON, TX

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it.  Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic xEVAS Logistics and Mission Integration Manager  who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: Th Logistics and Mission Integration Manager position will be primarily focused on building, developing, and managing our Logistics and Mission Integration strategy, tools, processes and organization for the Axiom space suit team.  This role will also encompass all phases of the space suit development process from concept to design/development to operations, sustaining and disposal.


Note: Proof of COVID – 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for medical or religious accommodation is necessary

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Build, develop, and manage Axiom’s Logistics and Mission Integration Operations support team in support of the xEVAS Space Suit program for all phases of the logistical lifecycle including hardware maintenance planning, ground operations, mission and cargo integration and on-orbit support.

• Ensure integrated alignment with adjacent organizations and subsystem teams for logistics planning, integration, operations. and maintenance activities.

• Oversee all aspects of logistics and mission integration life cycle for Axiom’s Space Suit program including flight hardware manifest coordination and planning, flight and training event planning, inventory management, work authorization document generation and management, hardware allocation planning, spares tracking & management, ground and on-orbit maintenance planning, flight hardware and pre shipment reviews, etc.

• Lead Axiom xEVAS Logistics and Mission Integration team ensuring hardware is available, maintained, processed to requirements, and delivered to support all on-orbit and ground activities.

• Oversee Axiom Space Suit’s hardware planning and integration operations including flight planning efforts, hardware allocation tasks, timely execution of pre and post-flight processing, and delivery/integration of flight hardware manifested for on-orbit activities.

• Lead Axiom Space Suit’s inventory management and planning process, ensuring sufficient inventory quantities are available, preventatively mitigating shortage issues and risks, initiating the acquisition process, etc.

• Effectively lead the team to develop supportability plans and work authorizing documents (Task Preparation Sheets) to execute ground logistical requests required to support projects, events, hardware movements, maintenance, and hardware processing activities.  

• Develop and manage Axiom Suits Logistics and Mission Integration processes and practices to ensure alignment and supportability with the Integrated Master Schedule, flight manifest needs, associated crew training objectives and hardware testing requirements. 

• Collaborate with program office, adjacent leadership teams, and customers for logistics planning, scheduling, and execution

• Establish measurements of effectiveness for evaluating various solutions & measuring performance improvement or degradation due to changes in processes or other factors.

• Perform other logistics and program related tasks as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

“This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.” 

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree (with preference in engineering or related discipline) or relevant years of experience

• 10-15 year of direct experience in spaceflight logistics, including strategy development, planning, and execution.

• A broad background in space systems logistics operations and support

• Experience with development and execution of logistics tools is desirable.

• Effective in working in a start-up environment with the ability to lead, drive, and implement tactical change.

• A strong attention to detail while appreciating the bigger picture of the complex and ambitious projects that we take on.

• Demonstrated leadership and extensive collaboration skills are a must.

• Excellent writing and presentation skills with experience communicating to senior decision-makers and technical audiences.

• Effective in small teamwork environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and presentations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Requirements 

• Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

• Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

• Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

 Physical Requirements

• Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).

• Equipment and Machines

• Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Skills

• Highly organized and detail oriented; able to juggle, prioritize, and keep track of multiple tasks and projects.

• Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast-pace work environment.

• Strong project and time management skills with a high level of intuition and judgment.

• Must have a “can do” attitude – no job is too big or small, problem solver.

• Ability to take on ownership of projects ad hoc and drive them from beginning to end.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

• Self-motivated and proactive; creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.

• Self-assured and energetic self-starter; proactive about learning and motivated to take on additional responsibilities over time.

•Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity.

• Professional, confident, driven, and dynamic.

• Passionate about creating an inclusive workplace where people from different backgrounds can succeed.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values

• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity

• Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods

• Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

• Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment


Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

JOB CODE: 11-3071.04