Global Supply Manager

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #1506 09-Jul-2018

Job description

Viasat is in the business to connect the world. As a global broadband services and technology company, we are connecting international communities to the internet by offering residential internet service; enabling passengers and operations crews to stream high-bandwidth media, applications, and content when traveling globally on commercial, business or government aircraft and maritime vessels; and empowering international warfighters on the front lines of battle with real-time, secure internet-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for high-requirement missions. We deliver and protect information when and where it is needed most  with our trusted communications ground systems, infrastructure, and services.
  • Engage in a high degree of collaboration and communication with engineering, program managers, finance, human resources, manufacturing, compliance managers, quality assurance, and other supply chain departments.
  • Interface with key internal stakeholders to understand their sourcing needs, perform market research, and assist in the execution of the procurement strategy.
  • Continually monitor suppliers within assigned areas to achieve procurement targets in price, delivery, and quality.
  • Manage purchases for assigned products in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (FAR/DFARs).
  • Meet tight program schedules, work with proposal, and cross functional teams to ensure deadlines and financial goals are met.
  • Facilitate process improvement/change initiatives
  • 8+ years of experience as a supply chain professional in an entrepreneurial, high-tech environment.
  • Demonstrated success and characteristics- setting goals, inspiring/influencing others, and always finding a way to meet the business objectives.
  • New Product Introduction, Electronics, and/or  Aerospace program related experience preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation skills, including the ability to present to Senior Leadership.
  • Will need to successfully interact with peers and all levels of management within the organization.
  • 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 25%.
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements (FAR/DFARS/ITAR).
  • 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.
  • Bachelor's degree.
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

8 plus years


Up to 25%


US Citizenship Required



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