DISH Network L.L.C.

  • Senior Category Manager - Supply Chain

    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

    The Senior Commodity Manager is responsible for sourcing products, services, and vendors in the marketplace and soliciting bids and negotiating pricing and other applicable standards for the purchasing needs of a wide variety of commodities and departments. Commodities may include but are not limited to installation tools and components; fleet services and fuel; cleaning services; maintenance, repair, and operations products and services; software and licensing; IT-related hardware; uniforms and other apparel; marketing and promotional items; office supplies; paper, foam, and packaging; consumer electronics; metal (poles, antennas, etc.); and media and advertising.

     Primary responsibilities include:

    • Help build a “Spend Money Like it’s Your Own” culture within DISH to support strategic decision making and to increase business value, minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and improve Procurement Cycle Time
    • Collaboratively partner with business units to prioritize and execute strategic sourcing projects for assigned commodities including sourcing strategy, negotiations, and supplier selection and implementation
    • Work closely with the Forecasting/Planning, Analytics, Program Management, and Purchasing teams to support internal DISH customers in sourcing the products and services that support both short and longer term strategic business needs’
    • Work with departmental representatives to determine specific business needs, arrange for product demonstrations, and distribute feedback, evaluations, and samples
    • Consolidate spend to secure quantity price advantages, identify opportunities for both savings and profit, solicit formal bids in accordance with standard procedures and informal bids via telephone or personal contact, and analyze and negotiate price quotations
    • Provide procurement subject matter expertise to the associated business/function group and other supply chain management team members
    • Establish, maintain, and improve vendor relationships through scorecards and quarterly business reviews with key vendors and assist with development of various projects and programs in an evolving Procurement and Supply Chain organization
    • Ensure that all business transactions are moral and ethical and that activities are compliant to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other relevant regulatory programs, some travel may be required, primarily related to vendor and factory visits or to visit DISH locations

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Senior Commodity Manager will have the following: 

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college preferred and a minimum 3-5 years experience in MRO strategic sourcing/procurement, contract negotiation, commodity management, and business analysis
    • Knowledge of principles and practices in sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing, including ethics, Internet research, bid preparation and evaluation, quality and inventory control
    • Interest in market and commodity research and techniques and a general understanding of contracts
    • Demonstrated experience in successfully driving MRO procurement savings and building strong cross-functional partnerships with business units
    • Familiarity with basic office software (e.g. ERP systems including Oracle, database management, MS Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, and OneNote)
    • Ability to work independently to conduct studies, analyze and evaluate data, and make recommendations and decisions on complicated or high-profile projects
    • Proficiency in performing math calculations such as calculating fair market rates, interest, discounts, shipping charges, ROI, etc. and comfortable using and converting common units of measure



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