Supply Chain Program Manager at Viasat Inc. (San Diego, CA)

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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

As a Viasat Supply Chain Program Manager, you will serve as a key leader for new product launches at Viasat, lead major subcontract efforts, and be an enabler of continuous improvement for the Procurement and Sourcing organization. You will work closely with external suppliers and internal cross - functional partners in Program Management, Contracts, Operations, Engineering, Legal, Finance and more to ensure high-level supply chain performance. You will manage major subcontracts through all phases of a product's lifecycle from contract execution, hardware design and development, ramp up through the end of production. You will act as a senior point of escalation for individual procurement contributors and be a key staff member of the Procurement Management team.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Acting as the main focal point within supply chain for assigned products/suppliers while maintaining internal/external supplier relationships.
  • Presenting to the Program Management Office (PMO) and executive leadership on the status and issues affecting schedule performance and program cost.
  • Assisting development and execution of Supply Chain initiatives to support business area strategies including, but not limited to, improvement in efficiencies, global scaling, business capture and execution, and responsive compliance.
  • Coordinating and leading collaboration meetings with all supply chain functions (Procurement, Sourcing, Planning and Material Control).
  • Ensuring all supply chain commitments are met, plans are developed and carried out, and risks are mitigated for assigned products/suppliers.
  • Facilitating effective supplier New Product Introduction (NPI) execution and ensuring the supply base can ramp up from design and development to production. This includes supplier resource planning, process development, capacity ramp up, and material clear to build.
  • Driving Supplier Design for Manufacturing engagement and material cost reduction activities.
  • Passionately driving supply chain improvements that exceed internal and external customer's expectations.
  • Providing proposal input and support.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years mix of Program or Supplier Management experience ideally working in an entrepreneurial, high - tech environment.
  • Direct experience with contract management, project management, and supplier relationship management within a low volume high mix environment or complex environment.
  • Experience working with development and ramp up with contract manufacturers/electronics hardware manufacturing.
  • Ability to lead in a matrix environment to achieve schedule, cost, quality targets.
  • Understanding of program milestones and design/development phase gating processes.
  • Skilled user of Microsoft Office suite of business software: Word, Excel, Project and Power Point.
  • US citizenship.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.


  • Experience with supplier development and/or top tier supplier management.
  • Project Management certification preferred.
  • Technical degree.
  • Master's degree.
  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFAR strongly preferred.
  • Experience with ERP system, Oracle or similar.
  • Experience with PLM, Agile or similar.
  • Security clearance or ability to obtain and maintain one.

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:

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 65 open jobs at Viasat Inc., click here.
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