Global Sourcing Manager

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - Los Angeles, US - CA - San Diego Ref #12306 11-Jul-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

  • Develop and drive strategies for government tactical communications supporting supply certainty and supplier performance.
  • Monitor and update business area leaderships on costs, supply risks, and mitigation plans for respective programs.
  • Identify long lead time and buffer stock procurement strategies to mitigate current market supply uncertainties.
  • Integrate with business areas and internal stakeholders as supply chain SME and trustworthy partner for key supply chain decisions.
  • Lead and manage product transfer, outsourcing or resourcing projects to deliver on cost, quality and schedule requirements.
  • Partner with quality and design engineering in managing the qualification of new or alternate suppliers or components to optimize supply risk and costs.
  • Mitigate supply chain risks and deliver preferred supply base solutions by conducting supplier reviews, providing commodity inputs, and communicating commodity plans to stakeholders.
  • Establish commodity/product competency and pricing expertise. Monitor markets and determine strategies for capturing market benefits as well as mitigating market headwinds.
  • Serve as escalation to resolve quality and/or material corrective actions to support business objectives.
  • Ensure early and active involvement with the supply base.
  • Provide analytics and insight to the internal customer.
  • Partner with Planning to analyze demand, historical spend, and forecast trends.
  • Issue RFPs, negotiate, evaluate, and execute contract agreements and purchase orders.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with focus in Operations, Supply Chain, or related experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supply chain experience, ideally in government procurement.
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements (DFAR/FAR/ITAR).
  • Direct experience with managing Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) or contract manufacturers.
  • Ability to use advanced concepts and skills as a supply chain professional in an entrepreneurial, high tech environment and in-depth integration experience with Integrated Product Teams along with detailed understanding of business objectives.
  • Experience with contract management, project management, supplier relationship management, and capability to autonomously acquire project technical requirements and translate those requirements into relative supplier terminology.
  • Ability to locate potential suppliers, compare and evaluate in detail, perform sourcing down select activities, and onboard new suppliers by successfully negotiating supplier agreements.
  • Strategic Sourcing skills: SOW Development, Request for Quote/Proposal/Information, Total Cost of Ownership analysis and Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Collaborative ability to support Viasat’s Strategic Sourcing Team and execute high level Supply Chain strategies across multiple technologies and manufacturing processes.
  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt and improve processes and find solutions.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation skills including the ability to influence all levels of internal stakeholders.
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • US government position. US citizenship required.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification.
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience or Certification.
  • Experience with PLM, Agile or similar preferred.

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
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
Up to 25%
US Citizenship required
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