Senior Program Manager - Vendor Managment

DISH

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Littleton, CO

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  • 4.1/5 in supportive management

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  • DISH invests in their employees with profit sharing – on top of 401(k) matching

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  • The Employee Assistance Plan is available to all employees & offers free, 1-on-1 counseling with experienced consultants available 24/7

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    Position summary

    Department Summary

    DISH is transforming the future of connectivity. We’re doing it by building the country’s first virtualized, standalone 5G wireless network from scratch. The foundation of a connected world, it’s a network free of the limitations of the past, and flexible enough to satisfy all the social, economic and transformative needs of the changing world.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    DISH Wireless is seeking a Senior Program Manager to lead activity with MLA asset partners for our nationwide 5G wireless network deployment.  This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with strategic real estate asset providers.  This position will work closely with our headquarters leadership team and market deployment teams to ensure all stakeholders understand the master lease agreements, associated processes, rates, etc…  This role will require some travel. 

    Day-to-day job responsibilities: 

    • Serve as a subject matter expert to the leadership team on all things related to DISH’s master lease agreements and service provider portfolios
    • Support master lease negotiations and act as primary headquarters point of contact for strategic asset providers and our market deployment teams 
    • Establish and track performance KPI’s for all strategic asset partners 
    • Develop communication plans for strategic asset partners and our market deployment teams to ensure all stakeholders are aware of current processes and standards associated with our asset partners 
    • Provide training and guidance to stakeholders and support market teams if/when disputes arise with our asset partners in the markets
    • Establish and maintain recurring portfolio reviews with asset partners to ensure our market deployment teams have access to current structure information
    • Communicate status and issues at various levels of the organization in a clear and concise manner
    • Anticipate tactical challenges and develop contingency plans for controlling costs and maintaining market deployment schedules  
    • Establish strong rapport with stakeholders across the headquarters organization and our field deployment teams to understand needs and provide support in a timely manner 
    • Support the establishment of systems, processes, and tools, inclusive of the creation of a national database to enable communication plans, performance management, etc. 

    A successful Program Manager will have a strong understanding of network deployment activities and industry structure.  The ability to lead initiatives while identifying and resolving issues that are limiting or blocking productivity.  Experience negotiating complex agreements with the ability to foresee potential areas of subjectivity and contention.  Expert listening skills with the ability to quickly understand objectives and immediately develop and initiate an appropriate action plan.   Influential with the ability to motivate others to action and foster buy-in from multiple stakeholders.

    Skills, Experience and Requirements

    Specific qualifications: 

    • BA/BS degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience

    • 5-7 years or more of telecom industry experience or program management experience required

    • Previous experience with successful management of macro site builds in a greenfield environment preferred

    • Demonstrated expertise with master lease agreements & tier 1 tower companies

    • Previous experience managing vendor/partner relationships

    • Knowledge of site development processes from candidate selection thru leasing, zoning & permitting, to construction, installation & testing, and project closeout

    • Previous experience with budget management

    • Strong problem-solving skills

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Salary Range

    Compensation: $76,300.00/Year
    Compensation and Benefits

    We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.   

    The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

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    What are DISH perks and benefits

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    Remote work policy

    Part time policy

    Short term disability

    About the company

    Industry: Telecommunications

    Our adventure began by changing the way people watched TV, bringing DISH to where big cable wouldn’t: rural America. Since then, we have reinvented ourselves and our own industry with Sling TV to give millions of consumers more choice in entertainment. Today, we’ve officially entered the consumer wireless industry as the fourth largest wireless provider with our acquisitions of Boost Mobile, Ting Mobile ...

    Why you should apply for a job to DISH:

  • 4.1/5 in supportive management

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • DISH invests in their employees with profit sharing – on top of 401(k) matching

  • DISH’s Paid Protected Time allows employees flexible time off for anything from vacation to emergencies or other extenuating circumstances

  • The Employee Assistance Plan is available to all employees & offers free, 1-on-1 counseling with experienced consultants available 24/7