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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix AZ
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Launch 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 whats possible by creating what doesnt 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 on June 1 st which will improve speeds reduce costs and expand the footprint 7 Xs across North America Central America the Caribbean and Northern South America. Always asking Whats Next we are still redefining the role satellite plays in the competitive broadband communications market.
As a ViaSat Buyer/Planner you will manage the full lifecycle of procurement. You will work closely with external suppliers and internal cross-functional partners in Supply Chain Program Management Engineering Legal Finance and more to ensure achievement of strategic initiatives on critical program(s).
+ Develop manage and implement sourcing strategies and procurement initiatives
+ Manage full procurement lifecycle of assigned programs including MRP analysis and supply status.
+ Commodity management
+ Establish and foster effective strategic supplier relationships
+ Negotiate and administer optimal terms with suppliers that consider among other things cost quality and supply continuity in support of unique program requirements
3+ years of experience as a supply chain professional in an entrepreneurial high-tech environment
Understanding of supply chain planning and procurement
Experience with commodity management
Analytical skills specific to Procurement (Supplier Performance Cost BOMs etc.)
Must have excellent communication skills including verbal written and presentation skills including the ability to present to Sr. Managers.
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 10%
Space /Aerospace or Electronics program related experience
Knowledge and experience in metals and machining procurement
Industrial engineering experience related field is a plus
Experience with contract management project management and supplier relationship management within a low volume high mix environment
Experience with ERP system Oracle or similar preferred
Experience with PLM Agile or similar preferred
ViaSat is located in the Tempe Arizona in the ASU Technology Center. Arizona is a lovely winter haven and the golfing and resort Mecca of the Southwest. With a solid work force and an ever-expanding family-based community The Phoenix metro area has arts entertainment all major league sports and a growing electronics industry that continues to flourish.
ViaSat is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence status may be required for certain positions. For positions requiring U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status verification of such status will be required upon accepting employment.

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.

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