Sr Manager, Strategic Sourcing

DISH - Englewood, CO 80112


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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.

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 growing and leading a high-performing Indirect Procurement and Strategic Sourcing team that will develop a centralized procurement program that will add value and efficiency to the organization. The Senior Manager will collaborate with each business unit and all functional partners to maximize the value they receive from suppliers to meet their objectives. This position will collaborate and partner with the DISH Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE).

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.
  • Lead and direct sourcing activities including but not limited to, identification of business needs, definition of sourcing strategies, development of bid documentation, preparation and execution of RFx events, benchmarking and management of suppliers.
  • Continuously seeks out cost savings opportunities and leads efforts to realize those savings.
  • Collaborate with all DISH Network teams to execute the relevant sourcing activities associated with assigned spend categories. Establish relationships with senior budget owners to ensure that procurement is aligned with their particular objectives and to enlist their support (and some level of resources) in participating in supply base improvement efforts. Collaboration also includes other teams involved in project execution and project close out activities.
  • Internal stakeholder management, building trusting relationships at all levels of the organization. Understand and capture stakeholder’s needs and deliver effective solutions.
  • Lead and develop the Procurement and Data Management teams, including employee assessment, development, and managing the overall team. Optimize team performance through organizational planning, recruiting, coaching, and performance management.
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE) on all methodologies, procedures, and processes.
  • 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

A successful Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing will have the following:

  • BA degree in Supply Chain Management, or other relevant business degree
  • Minimum of 8-10 years supply chain management experience, and minimum 5 years strategic sourcing or corporate procurement experience, with proven track record of achieving results
  • Strong leader with demonstrated success managing teams of individual contributors to achieve results
  • Demonstrated experience working in highly matrixed cross-functional organization
  • In depth knowledge of strategic sourcing and procurement practices, principles, and best practices
  • Strong negotiation and contracting experience
  • Ability to work well in a flexible “roll up your sleeves” and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to conduct studies, analyze and evaluate data, and make recommendations and decisions on complicated or high-profile projects
  • Procurement and/or Supply Chain related professional certification preferred