Associate Procurement Specialist (Commercial Networks)

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - GA - Duluth, US - MD - Germantown, US - TX - Austin, US - TX - Bryan/College Station Ref #12022 15-Jun-2022

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.

Job Responsibilities

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.

In this role, you will:

  • Perform general purchasing transactions and sourcing activities across several commodities and services in support of Viasat’s commercial network organization
  • Generate & issue purchase orders, follow up on open orders, expedite requests to supplier via phone/email to ensure timely receipt of material(s) to support internal demand requirements.
  • Purchase order problem resolution, including administration of purchase order change orders, receiving issues, A/P issues and material returns
  • Meet tight program schedules, work with proposal, and cross functional teams to ensure deadlines and financial goals are met
  • Collaborate and communicate 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 needs, perform research
  • Continually monitor suppliers within assigned areas to achieve procurement targets in price, delivery, and quality
  • Facilitate process improvement/change initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply chain, Logistics or other Engineering degrees or equivalent experience
  • 0-2+ years of experience as a supply chain professional, preferably in an entrepreneurial, high-tech environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation skills, including the ability to present
  • Ability to effectively 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%


  • Experience with IT hardware, software, including Fiber
  • Experience with supplier relationship management within a low volume high mix environment
  • Experiencing in outsourcing technologies and managing turn-key programs
  • Experience with ERP systems, Oracle/SAP or similar, and/or P2P systems, such as Coupa or similar
  • Experience with PLM, Agile or similar

If the Federal Executive Order for Government Contractors becomes effective, this role may require vaccination.  In such instance, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated no later than applicable deadlines, which are unknown at this point.  Viasat will strive to give individuals as much notice as practicable if a vaccine mandate becomes applicable to this role.

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
BA/BS or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
Up to 25%
US Citizenship Required
Worker Classification

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