DISH Network L.L.C.

  • Supply Chain Commodity Specialist - Packaging

    Location US-CO-Englewood
    Job ID
    Supply Chain
  • Summary

    DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.


    Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.


    We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


    Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Dish Technologies is looking for a Commodity Manager who will be responsible for strategic sourcing of protective packaging materials (determining long-term supply requirements, finding sources to fulfill those needs, selecting suppliers to provide the services, negotiating the purchase agreements and managing the suppliers' performance) at a Global level and Total Cost Management (controlling, reducing and eliminating costs, throughout the value chain; managing the financial outcome of activities encompassing all operations, internal and external for assigned responsibilities.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Coordinates purchasing activities with contract manufacturers, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.
    • Processes RFQ quotes for suppliers.
    • Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity.
    • Participates in maximizing the procurement teams' changes, part parameters; quote table maintenance, supplier database information, error report analysis, and part number/supplier code information.
    • Participates in cost analysis and volume planning for assigned commodities (e.g. materials, components).
    • Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value.
    • Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.
    • May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing.
    • Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    The successful Commodity Manager will have:

    • A Bachelor’s degree from a four year university or college (preferably in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Logistics or similar discipline) and 5 years of related experience; or an equal amount of education and experience.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in commodity analysis, financial analysis, or related field.
    • At least 2 years of experience working with the principles and practices of sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing, including ethics, internet research, bid preparation and evaluation, quality control, and inventory control.
    • At least 2 years of experience working with market and commodity research/techniques, and a general understanding of contracts, including Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).
    • At least 1 year of experience processing RFP/RFQ packages for selected supplier bids.
    • At least 2 years of experience coordinating purchasing activities.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Certified Professional in Supply Management
    • Experience participating in cost analysis and volume planning for assigned commodities
    • Strong negotiation and customer service skills


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