Senior Supplier Management Business Focal

Boeing   •  

Renton, WA

8 - 10 years

Posted 243 days ago

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Job Description

As a Senior Modifications Category Manager (Level 4) you will develop sourcing strategies in support of customer focused, integrated services in Boeing Global Services (BGS) Supplier Management supporting Modifications procurement strategy development and execution. The Category Manager will support, align, and partner with multiple functions (Business Development, Finance, Legal, Contracts, Intellectual Property Management, Compliance) to develop and execute category sourcing strategies, deliver savings/value and improve productivity across the category.

Flexible hours required to span global business units and internal customers

Candidate must be able to travel, up to 25%


This position is located in Renton, WA and does not offer relocation assistance. Applicants must reside in area or be willing to relocate at their own expense.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Supplier Management focals, Business Development and New Business Teams
  • Develop, establish and maintain key business relationships and deliver against all-up business targets and function specific goals as related to sourcing strategies
  • Establish project objectives with partner organizations/divisions with increased focus on business impact
  • Contribute toward building an effective procurement plan for the respective business - opportunity review, business priorities, sourcing and category alignment
  • Assess the supply chain health and establish strategies to strengthen and develop the supply base
  • Provide leadership for specific initiatives within an assigned function aimed at delivering against the overall Procurement objectives of the business
  • Promote and implement business change with a bias towards moving project owners to thinking about early involvement of Procurement in support of key business priorities
  • When appropriate, assume leadership role to identify, benchmark, and implement best-in-class practices within the business specific categories
  • Participate in identification and development of strategic supplier relationships
  • Provide comprehensive category management, including spend analysis, sourcing strategies and supplier management
  • Support Business Development teams to develop, assess, and execute supply chain strategies within the Modification/Conversions category
  • Ability to analyze and determine opportunities using advanced sourcing techniques
  • Develop category expertise and depth to supportinternal customers, including: knowledge of industry (in the area of Interiors, Connectivity, Avionics, Airplane Performance & Systems commodities) sub categories, supply base, benchmarks and indices as well as industry leaders, laggards, and niche players
  • Analyze category details to proactively identify supply base issues to reduce cost, minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and leverage emerging opportunities that benefit Boeing
  • Support the development of negotiation strategies to deliver against business objectives and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities
  • Develop supplier relationship management plan and effectively manage suppliers
  • Provide product and service expertise to geographic associates to build network participation and expertise
  • Influence suppliers’ roadmaps, design, processes, technology decisions and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies for key category segments
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem solving skills

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are business professionals, engineers and technicians. Skilled business leaders, scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Supply Chain
Relocation Assistance Available
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.

Technical bachelor's degree and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree with typically 7 or more years' or a PhD degree with typically 4 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A technical degree is defined as any four yeardegree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study.


This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.


This position is located in Renton, WA and does not offer relocation assistance. Applicants must reside in area or be willing to relocate at their own expense.


Able to work flexible hours, overtime and occasional weekends when necessary.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strategic sourcing, contract management or related experience
  • More than 1 year of previous team leadership experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with Supplier Management or Procurement practices and processes.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Preferred degree in Supply Chain, Finance, or related field.