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Global Sourcing Manager

Company: Viasat
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We're looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team. The Global Sourcing Manager for Global Networking Technologies (GNT) will work with cross-functional teams to support new and ongoing programs and manage Requests for Quote, Statement of Work development, pricing and contract negotiations, procuring goods, managing key suppliers, participating in the Sales & Operations Planning process, and analyzing spend. We are looking for self-motivated and high energy individuals to support the vital work of diverse Viasat teams. Job Responsibilities

  • As a flexible member of the GNT Supply Chain team you may support the sourcing of multiple commodity areas including but not limited to: Custom top-level assemblies, electronic and mechanical assemblies, custom IC chips, test equipment, etc.
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization and coordinate sourcing strategies, opportunities, and requirements
  • Learn stakeholders' priorities, ensuring Statements of Work and resulting contracts and purchase orders support those needs
  • Manage quote efforts - including the collection of requirements, management of supplier communications, and review of bid responses
  • Negotiate business area and project specific agreements that minimize financial and business risks, and provide optimal terms and conditions
  • Provide senior level procurement support to internal stakeholders on supplier contracts
  • Successfully track, forecast, and implement strategic initiatives that deliver benefits to the organization
  • Manage suppliers in areas including:Initiating and maintaining contracts and purchase orders; Evolving and managing the supplier base with input from internal clients; Monitoring performance of suppliers while serving as a resource to resolve issues and problems Our ideal candidate will demonstrate:
    • Ability to plan and execute risk procurements in support of high volume production ramp
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to effectively manage senior leadership level relationships
    • High personal integrity and ethics
    • Ability to negotiate strong pricing, business, and legal terms
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply knowledge
    • Ability to logically manage issues and conflicts with suppliers
    • Ability to foster a collaborative work environment, influence others, and to act as a change agent
    • Ability to adapt and embrace change in a constantly evolving business landscape
    • Flexibility to learn and to work in a variety of commodities Requirements
      • 5-10+ years of corporate procurement/purchasing/sourcing experience
      • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field, or equivalent experience
      • Ability to travel up to 10% Preferences
        • Advanced degree.
        • Strong industry experience in sourcing/procuring satellite communication equipment
        • Experience working with wafer foundry suppliers
        • Proven track record with establishing/maintaining strong relationships with Asian suppliers
        • Experience in the Aviation industry.
        • Experience with ERP system, Oracle or similar.
        • Experience in an entrepreneurial, high-tech environment. To learn more about this site and other office locations, please click here ! Additional Requirements and Information Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.If you would like to request an accommodation on the basis of disability for completing this on-line application, please click here .

Keywords: Viasat, San Diego , Global Sourcing Manager, Executive , Carlsbad, California

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