Global Sourcing Manager at Viasat Inc. (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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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

  • Engage in a high degree of collaboration and communication with engineering, program managers, finance, human resources, manufacturing, compliance managers, quality assurance, and other supply chain departments.
  • Work with key internal stakeholders to understand their sourcing and procurement needs, perform market research.
  • Assist in Statement of Work development, as needed.
  • Responsible for full spectrum of buying and procurement lifecycle management including MRP analysis, PO placement and supply reporting for assigned commodities or programs. Communicate and assess daily issues, including engineering changes, to ensure no shortages to production needs.
  • Continually monitor suppliers within assigned areas to achieve procurement targets in price, delivery, and quality.
  • Manage purchases for assigned products in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (FAR/DFARs), including development of compliance packages used for Purchases.
  • Accountable for RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's for assigned commodities/programs. Negotiate and administer optimal terms with suppliers that consider, among other things, cost, quality, schedule and supply continuity in support of unique program requirements.
  • Meet tight program schedules, work with proposal, and cross functional teams to ensure deadlines and financial goals are met.
  • Establish commodity/product competency and pricing expertise. Monitor markets and determine strategies for capturing market benefits as well as mitigation of supply issues.
  • Facilitate process improvement/change initiatives


  • 7+ years of experience as a supply chain professional in an entrepreneurial, high-tech environment.
  • Bachelor's degree with focus in Operations, Supply Chain or related experience.
  • Demonstrated success and characteristics such as setting goals, inspiring/influencing others, and always finding a way to meet the business objectives.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation skills, including the ability to present to Senior Leadership.
  • Will need to successfully 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.
  • Ability to create and present analytics to senior members of the organization.
  • US government position. US citizenship required.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.


  • New Product Introduction, Electronics, and/or Aerospace program related experience
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements (FAR/DFARS/ITAR).
  • Experience with supplier relationship management within a low volume high mix environment.
  • Experience with Contract Manufacturers.
  • Experience with ERP system, Oracle or similar.
  • Experience with PLM, Agile or similar.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:



Up to 10%


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. The starting salary for this position is $91,400 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat's Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat's comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.
More Information on Viasat Inc.
Viasat Inc. operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Carlsbad, CA, Tempe, AZ, Englewood, CO, Bryan, TX and Duluth, GA. Viasat Inc. was founded in 1986. It has 5459 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 84 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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