Supply Chain-Buyer

DISH Network - Englewood, CO 80113


Supply Chain – Buyer


DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 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.


The successful Buyer 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.
  •          A minimum of 3 years of experience working with the principles and practices of purchasing, including ethics, internet research, bid preparation and evaluation, competitive bidding procedures as well as negotiation.
  •          At least 2 years of experience doing data collection for establishing sources of supply, product and vendor information including market research techniques and general law of contracts.
  •          A minimum of 3 years of experience working within MS Excel, Word and industry standard purchase order software platforms as well as Oracle and powerpoint.


Preferred Qualifications:

  •          8 years direct purchasing experience, including print media; hardware; direct and indirect spend
  •          Working knowledge of Oracle Purchasing Module
  •          Domestic and International sourcing

Dish is searching for an experienced Buyer who will be able to process purchasing requisitions from our managers and turn those requisitions into purchase orders. The Buyer will be responsible for creating purchase order tracking systems, alerting management when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued, answering vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed. The successful candidate for this position has experience in the electronics industry and a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts.

  •          Maintain integrity of purchasing data within the Oracle ERP
  •          Facilitate competitive bids with approved supply base and participate in the ongoing evaluation and development of existing suppliers
  •          Develop production specifications and program requirements with and for internal and external clients base
  •          Enforce purchasing policy and create and manage Purchase Orders
  •          Communicate effectively with vendor base, internal clients, and management and maintain supplier contact information and resolve issues with invoicing, production defects, delivery times, and internal process delays
  •          Maintain technical and market-level subject matter expertise for all assigned commodity areas