Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.
We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.
As a flexible member of the Supply Chain team, the Procurement Specialist will work closely with our test engineering teams and will develop relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization. We are looking for self-motivated and high-energy individuals to support the vital work of diverse Viasat teams through:
Soliciting RFXs, negotiating for and procuring a wide range of both custom and Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) commodities in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (FAR/DFARs)
Collaborating and communicating with engineering, supply planning, manufacturing, compliance management, quality assurance, and others
Interfacing with key internal stakeholders to understand their sourcing needs, perform market research, and assist in the execution of the procurement strategy
Evolving and managing the supplier base
Continually monitoring suppliers within assigned areas to achieve procurement targets in price, delivery, and quality
Facilitating process improvement/change initiatives
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to effectively manage relationships at all levels of the organization
High personal integrity and ethics
Ability to negotiate strong pricing, business, and legal terms
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
3+ years of procurement/purchasing/sourcing experience
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Skilled user of Microsoft Office suite of business software is required: Word, Excel, and Power Point
US government position. US citizenship required
Ability to travel up to 10%
Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements (FAR/DFARS/ITAR)
Experience in an entrepreneurial, high-tech environment.
Experience with supplier relationship management within a low volume high mix environment
Experience with ERP system, Oracle or similar
Experience with PLM, Agile or similar
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Years of experience:
Up to 10%
US Citizenship Required