Supply Chain Manager-Dish Network

DISH Network - Englewood, CO 80113Apply Now




DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $14 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.

A successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college
  • 10+ years experience in supply chain, MRO purchasing, program management, or related field.
  • 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; office procedures and office automation software (Oracle, database management, MS Office products - Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • 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; 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 c-workers; use personal computer.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in process improvement and a general understanding of contracts
  • 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

Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to expand its customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results.

This role is responsible for collaborating with other department leaders, to recommend, prioritize, and manage projects related to all activities of end to end Supply Chain, including New Product introduction, Purchasing, Category Management and Data Analytics. Supply Chain Procurement project initiatives may include but are not limited to process improvement, technology management, innovation and new product introduction. This position will be responsible for the formal launch and implementation of the DISH Supply Chain Procurement Center of Excellence (COE). This COE will establish corporate supply chain procurement standards, provide training, communicate and manage policy. This position will also be responsible for coordinating the standardization and centralization of all Corporate Supply Chain Procurement department procedures.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Support the “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 drive optimization of the end to end supply chain.
  • Work closely with the Data Analytics, Purchasing, and Category Management teams to support internal DISH customers in sourcing the right products at the right time and price.
  • Develop a deep understanding of Oracle Purchasing capabilities in order to identify and champion projects and request and manage changes or updates to these systems as the need or opportunity arises
  • Monitor vendor data and determine which vendors may be candidates for automated purchasing and PO/invoice processing (e.g. via Internet Procurement, EDI, and/or cXML); submit prioritized vendors to IT for setup and manage each project through to testing and implementation
  • Represent Corporate Supply Chain Procurement and communicate important information throughout the team and back to the business for new product introductions; compose and communicate product specifications, and coordinate distribution efforts throughout the DISH supply chain
  • Manage and perform the new hire integration process for members who join the Corporate Supply Chain Procurement team
  • Write, manage, and enforce policies as they relate to the Procurement process at DISH
  • Build and maintain solid business relationships with multiple departments to ensure a smooth and timely completion of projects
  • Maintain data and prepare reports and analyses using standard office software
  • 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