Trusted Connections General Manager

US - TX - Austin, US - TX - Bryan/College Station, US - TX - Dallas/Fort Worth, US - TX - Houston Ref #13505 22-Nov-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

As the General Manager for Trusted Connections, you will be responsible for everything from strategic planning through operation and support. We provide managed connectivity to enterprises ranging from military facilities to hospitality to parks as well as providing these capabilities as a service. This business area supports a broad range of services including internet connectivity, television, voice and cellular with continuous management and cybersecurity monitoring for the networks and end users. The position requires flexibility in working hands-on to drive successful outcomes, while demonstrating strong influence and leadership skills. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing Profit and Loss according to agreed targets
  • Driving performance and strategy development through careful monitoring of results and proactively initiating initiatives to correct any shortfalls and act on opportunities to exceed targets
  • Building and maintain external relationships with customers, employee representatives, government, technology, and business partners
  • Maintaining and building capture and execution teams while encouraging strong personal ownership
  • Refining various engineering processes that must evolve to improve efficiencies and enable faster innovation
  • Drive Viasat’s culture and replicate these values within the team
  • Assessing talent and building a balanced team that provides a solid base for growth
  • Forging and maintaining positive long-term links with relevant local external collaborators such as government, customers, partners, etc.

  • 10+ years' experience in the telecommunications or consumer technology industries
  • 5+ years’ leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven general management and P&L experience of leading teams encompassing multiple functions
  • Strong commercial foundations in the industry and consumer services
  • Demonstrated ability to lead proposal efforts and participate in ongoing business development
  • Validated verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or Engineering
  • US Citizenship required
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Highly developed leadership skills with experience of leading people and budgets, being determined with the ability to empower peers and subordinates
  • A people focused leader culture carrier with a passion for building
  • Fosters an entrepreneurial, creative, fast paced and high-performance culture
  • Proven ability to instill accountability amongst the team
  • Demonstrated analytical and excellent project management skills
  • Exceptional stakeholder management capabilities
  • Validated negotiation skills
  • Possess a strong performance and results orientation

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience
Up to 25%
US Citizenship required
Worker Classification
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. For United States-based jobs only: The pay range for this position is $200450 to $320750 annually; however, base pay may vary within this range depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.  Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

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