Government Procurement Compliance Manager

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #3981 22-Aug-2019

Job description

Expand your career with Viasat! Viasat is a global broadband services technology company who securely connects consumers, businesses, and governments to the internet, anywhere in the world via satellite. Viasat is not just an industry leader; we are a market disrupter pushing the boundaries of what’s possible by creating what doesn’t exist. We thrive on accomplishing what others have proclaimed the impossible. Viasat designed, developed and launched the very first high throughput satellite in 2011 which provides as much bandwidth as all of the satellites over North America and has been a game changer in the market.

We launched Viasat
2 in June 2017, which has improved speeds, reduced costs, and expanded the footprint 7 X’s across North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Northern South America. Always asking “What’s Next,” we are still redefining the role satellite plays in the competitive broadband communications market.

The Government Procurement Compliance Manager will be an individual contributor role and a key member of the government procurement management team, ensuring government procurements are being executed in a responsive and compliant manner. This individual will be the senior subject matter expert for FAR 15 and FAR 12 procurements and ensure the processes, training programs, and oversight are efficient and effective to support our government customers. They will train and mentor buyers and managers to improve the quality of the PO packages. They will keep themselves abreast of changes in regulations and improve the procurement processes continually.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as SME for government procurement, demonstrating complete knowledge of FAR and DFAR requirements as they relate to Viasat subcontracts/POs and maintaining continual knowledge of updates to regulations.
  • Championing maintenance and integrity of Government Procurement Manual 
  • Establishing and monitoring effective training curriculum for all Government procurement professionals
  • Acting as lead trainer for advanced procurement topics
  • Establishing and monitoring comprehensive Internal Auditing system, including effective peer auditing, independent assessments, quality feedback/KPI review process, and progressive risk based reviews of large non-competitive procurements
  • Assisting Managers with PO package reviews
  • Championing improvements to government procurement systems and processes to ensure compliance in the most responsive manner possible.
  • Quantifying risks in ancillary functions that support procurements and assisting in creation of solutions.
  • Keeping abreast of new FAR requirements and incorporating requirements into procurement processes


  • 10+ years of experience working in procurement organizations focused on government subcontract execution.
  • Expert knowledge of FAR/DFARs, experience defending procurements with customers and/or DCMA/DCAA.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation skills, including the ability to present to senior managers and program leadership.
  • Skilled user of Microsoft Office suite of business software: Word, Excel, Project and Power Point.
  • US citizenship.
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% (supporting satellite procurement sites).


  • Masters degree preferred
  • Experience with ERP system, Oracle or similar preferred.
  • Experience with PLM, Agile or similar preferred.

If you’re interested in continued growth, meaningful contributions, and have the flexibility to perform in dynamic team environments, then Viasat may be a fit for you!



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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:



Up to 25%


US Citizenship Required



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