Commodity Specialist

Gaithersburg, MD
Aug 09, 2017
Sep 08, 2017
Full Time
Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar Company, (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share.

Hughes, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland is currently seeking a dedicated Commodity Specialist to join the team and directly support Manufacturing Operations.  

Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Source and obtain direct materials, components, equipment, and services to support manufacturing facility.

  • Analyze MRP/ERP Reports to make buying decisions based on lead time, usage and material availability.

  • Process requisition and purchase order in timely manner.

  • Acquire and maintain technical and cost driver knowledge of products purchased.

  • Coordinate purchasing activities with managers and engineering departments to insure quality inventory and schedule goals are met.

  • Source, evaluate and negotiate with suppliers to achieve lowest cost of ownership, quality, and service meet schedule requirements.

  • Evaluate and measure supplier performance to ensure contractual commitments are met.

  • Maintain positive relationships with suppliers and on-site visits as appropriate.

  • Negotiate contacts for material and equipment purchases in a cost-effective and timely manner.

  • Communicate effectively with internal and external customers both written and verbal.

  • Provide interactive link between corporate logistics, procurement, internal, external customers and suppliers.

  • Basic Requirements:

    • Bachelor's Degree preferably in a procurement or logistics related discipline.

    • Minimum 4 years of procurement or logistics related experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Proficient in MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Experience with contract file requirement specified in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR or DFARS).
    • Global procurement experience

    • Previous SAP or ERP experience.

    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.  

    EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries—EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems— EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what’s possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.
    At EchoStar we know the excitement of new endeavors. We pride ourselves in not just our engineering expertise, but as pioneers forging technological change to improve the lives of our customers. We are Connecting the World in new and exciting ways, and offer you the opportunity to learn more about how EchoStar family of companies could be the right destination for you!
    EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.


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