DISH Network L.L.C.

  • Experienced Buyer (Mid Level)

    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

    Do you have: Energy; Intelligence: and a Need to Achieve?  DISH currently has an opportunity for such a person, as an mid level experienced Buyer in the DISH Technology - Supply Chain Management organization


    This Buyer position supports the Commodity Management team, collaborating with other departments, such as Planning and Forecasting, to provide Best-in-Class supply chain management for our fast-paced Manufacturing and Wireless operations.  The supply chain includes both domestic and international suppliers and contract manufacturers.


    Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, activities associated with Accounting reconciliation, Purchasing best practices, JIT Inventory, and Lean Manufacturing concepts, are important in this role.  Opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the immediate team, as well as other business units, abound.


    At DISH, opportunity is the best benefit.  If this opportunity speaks to you, see below for more details.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Analyzes market conditions; keeps abreast of trends; explores sources of supply; studies new products; researches departments’ requests for products and commodities; solicits formal bids in accordance with standard procedures and solicits informal bids by telephone, FAX, or personal contact; analyzes price quotations; determines vendor from whom purchases will be made;
    • Confers with departmental representatives to determine specific needs, arranges for demonstrations, and distributes literature and samples
    • Groups purchases to secure price advantages of volume orders; composes and edits specifications; places orders and processes requisitions; investigates complaints and secures adjustments; follows up on deliveries; supports the businesses’ reverse logistics needs.
    • Maintains data and prepares reports using office automation software; makes sure that all business transactions and activities are compliant to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
    • Supports and enforces the Procure to Pay and other company programs; participates in quarterly business reviews with key vendors; maintains and improves vendor relationship by maintaining SCM code of conduct; actively contributes to and creates original improvements, efficiencies, and cost and labor savings
    • Assists with non-routine duties as required; takes advantage of cross-training opportunities. 
    • This list is not meant to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Buyer will have the following:

    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Knowledge of standard business English; principles and practices of purchasing, including ethics, Internet research, standards, bid preparation and evaluation, competitive bidding procedures, quality control, inventory standards and control; data collection techniques for establishing sources of supply, product, and vendor information; market research techniques; general law of contracts
    • Ability to work independently, conduct studies, analyze and evaluate data, and make recommendations and decision on complicated or high-profile projects; prepare and present written oral reports; prepare new bids
    • Ability to perform math calculations such as calculating interest, discounts, and shipping charges; use common units of measure; negotiate within established parameters; maintain an effective liaison with vendors, management staff, and co-workers; use personal computer
    • Office procedures and office automation software (Oracle, database management, Google Suite products – Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides); Oracle a plus
    • Sound organizational, written and verbal communication skills including a willingness to share, collaborate, and inform peers and supervisor of activities.


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