Hughes Network Systems, LLC

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Gaithersburg, MD

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

Hughes, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland is currently seeking a Buyer to 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, both written and verbal, with internal and external customers.
  • Provide interactive link between corporate logistics, procurement, internal, external customers and suppliers.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a procurement, logistics or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong PC skills.
  • Experience with SAP is preferred.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written is a must.
  • Previous procurement experience, preferably in a direct materials manufacturing environment.

Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.


EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all–from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more!

  • Financial: 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability

  • Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary)

  • Employee Incentives: Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet

  • Health: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

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. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.