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LocationLausanne, SwitzerlandRequisition11871BRJob TitleGlobal Network Acquisition Manager– EuropeJob ResponsibilitiesAre you looking for an exciting opportunity working with cutting-edge fiber optic connectivity solutions? We are looking for a Global Network Acquisition Manager to help develop these solutions for ViaSat’s third generation terabit per second satellite networks. ViaSat is a leader in providing practical solutions for Government and Commercial Satellite based network communications. We bring a unique mix of communications, networking, and security expertise to offer satellite communication solutions for both commercial and government applications. ViaSat continues to grow at a record pace, with all business areas benefiting. Join ViaSat’s team to help continue our growth and leadership.
The Global Network Acquisition Manager will act as the primary interface between ViaSat and fiber optic network and infrastructure providers throughout Europe. Activities will include but not be limited to: identification of product and service availability and options; development of a negotiation and sourcing strategy; collaboration with ViaSat engineering for network planning and design; contribute to the development of business and deployment roadmaps for the European network; driving strategic sourcing decisions primarily in Europe and globally as needed. The Global Network Acquisition Manager will lead and support the development, implementation and management of strategies to provide the ViaSat network with best in class transport pricing, optimal flexibility, and unmatched delivery and availability performance. Working closely with Network Engineering, the Global Network Acquisition Manager will communicate and implement strategies, contracts and pricing with an overall focus on maintaining long term partner relationships and managing total costs of ownership to a minimum.Requirements• 5+ year’s experience in telecommunications and networking services
• Business and technical experience in fiber optic metro or long haul networks, their operation and associate performance and cost models
• Must be analytical and results focused
• English language fluency
• Willingness to work evening hours when needed (this role works closely with colleagues in the US)
• Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline or at least 10 years’ relevant work experience
• Ability to travel up to 50% domestic and international
• Legal Authorization to work in EuropePreferences• Prior leadership of management experience
• Fluency in at least one other European language
Our Lausanne, Switzerland corporate office is just 10 minutes from Lausanne city centre and 5 minutes from the lake. Are you ready to join ViaSat? Submitting your CV takes just a few minutes and we’ll send you an automated response to let you know it has been received. If you’re a good match we’ll do our best to follow up with you quickly.
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