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Subcontract Administrator

Kent, WA 98032

Posted: 05/30/2024 Industry: Operations Job Number: 2207105 Pay Rate: 50/hour - 70/hour

Job Description

Compensation: Up to $80/hour plus overtime (10 hours weekly is available) 11 paid holidays, multiple weeks PTO, and full healthcare benefits.


Location: Kent, WA, Huntsville, AL, Los Angeles, CA, Merritt Island, FL, or Phoenix, AZ. These positions are hybrid and candidates must live within driving distance of a company office location for occasional onsite meetings.


Positions are 6-24 month contract-to-hire opportunities with high possibility to convert to FTE.


Contact for more information and for access to over 100+ other openings in space and aerospace.


Our Supply Chain Subcontract Administrator will be a team member of the SOW Subcontractor labor (aka SOW Consultant) and Professional Services team. Key candidate attributes to facilitate success in this role include influencing, facilitation, presentation, communication, process development, analysis, and problem solving. We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Mandatory Skills:
  • SOW Consultant Experience required.
  • Experience working on services side rather than materials and products side
  • Supplier management & procurement contractual experience


Key Skills and Experience:

  • You will ensure program requirements are appropriately prioritized and implemented to meet the needs of Blue Origin.

  • You will need to become competent in Blue Origin Supply Chain compliance standards, strategies, and initiatives.

  • The successful candidate will have, excellent oral and written skills, and solid communication skills.

  • You will also have experience preparing and issuing Requests for Proposal, performing cost analysis in support of proposals, and have developed negotiation strategies and lead formal negotiations.

  • You have experience in constructing various contracting types for major procurement activities to meet the requirements of the programs and needs of the business to include continuous improvement initiatives, and identification of opportunities for enhanced efficiencies.

  • You will support the overall procurement organization’s strategic direction and ensure corporate strategic objectives are achieved to include delivery of production materials that are on time, within budget and meet technical performance requirements.

  • You will oversee subcontractor invoices and payments. Handle SOW subcontractor modifications and resolves disputes.

  • You will conduct source selection and apply negotiation strategies for contract terms and conditions, milestones, renewal and termination schedules, end of life cycle management, and supplier performance



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related industry experience.

  • Level 3 Role - Requires 5+ years of experience

  • Level 4/Senior Role - Requires 8+ years of experience

  • Experience with SOW Subcontractors, subcontracting, Professional Services and related products/services of varying degrees of technical and contractual complexity.

  • Understanding of US Government and non-US Government / Commercial acquisitions

  • Demonstrated knowledge / compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

  • Demonstrated knowledge / compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS).

  • Experience with most Contract Types (Firm-Fixed Price, Time & Material, Cost Plus)

  • Maintain compliant and accurate files and data records.

  • Strong analytical skills, data driven with experience in establishing and tracking program metrics.

  • Interprets and applies company, policies, procedures, work instructions, business standards and U.S. government regulations, i.e., FAR, DFAR, SOX Compliance.

  • Create and maintain systems and processes to streamline operations.

  • Ensure timely and effective completion of projects and initiatives of the supply chain department.

  • Must have top notch people and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Engineering Data such as specifications & source control drawings.

  • An eagerness to see opportunities, find solutions, implement plans, and evaluate results critically and expediently.

  • Highly analytical and critical thinker.

  • Maintains passion for solving problems from end-to-end.

  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize workload.

  • Track record of working in an ambiguous environment and ability to define processes that can scale.

  • Adept at working with different systems and making recommendations on improvements for both systems and processes.

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Who is Rainier Recruiting? 

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every

candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search. Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate. Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.  

Meet Your Recruiter

Lauren Klemp
Senior Recruiter

Lauren has over 6 years of full cycle recruitment experience, with a demonstrated history of partnering with clients to make key placements ranging from A16Z seed stealth projects to FAANG companies. She started her recruiting career in Seattle, WA within the Aerospace industry and has branched into various industries and skillsets since.  

Her true passion/purpose is creating close & intentional relationships with both hiring managers and professionals looking for a better fit career opportunity. When she’s not at work you can find her on the beaches of San Diego playing volleyball, swimming in the ocean, or cooking at home accompanied by her beloved cat, Gus. 


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