Procurement Agent 4
Boeing 2,603 reviews - Renton, WA

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This position supports the Freight and Logistics group. Handling domestic and international freight contracts. Provides oversight and management of supply and demand, schedules, supplier quality, delivery and financial performance. Leads negotiation of pricing and contract terms and conditions. Prepares and executes negotiation strategies resulting in contractual documents and binding agreements. Interprets and enforces contract terms and conditions. Consults with external customers to resolve supplier performance issues. Leads supplier performance teams to develop strategic supplier solutions across programs and commodities. Participates on supply chain process improvement teams and identifies improvement opportunities for potential integration into supplier contract strategies.



[ + ] Adaptability

Fully understands changes in own and fellow senior employees' work and situations; is frequently called upon to explain the logic or basis for change to other employees; is generally seen as an expert on information about changes affecting own and fellow senior employees' jobs; occasionally mentors fellow employees around the change. Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; focuses on the beneficial aspects of change; speaks positively about the change to fellow senior employees and external customers. Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment; readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations; does not persist with ineffective behaviors.

[ + ] Communication

Consistently clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Consistently keeps the audience thoroughly engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection. Consistently frames even complex messages in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; uses terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Consistently seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used; attends to both direct and indirect messages from others; correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately. Advises fellow project leads and other internal employees in effective communication techniques.

[ + ] Initiating Action

Consistently takes immediate action when confronted with a problem or when made aware of a situation in own or other work area. Consistently implements new ideas or potential solutions without prompting; does not wait for others to take action or to request action. Consistently takes action that goes well beyond job requirements in order to achieve the objectives of the organization.

[ + ] Managing Conflict

Consistently establishes a clear and compelling rationale for resolving the conflict. Collects information from relevant sources to gain extensive understanding of the conflict. Views the conflict from all sides. Stays focused on resolving the conflict and avoids personal issues and attacks. Presents and seeks potential solutions or positive courses of action. Consistently takes a positive action to resolve the conflict in a way that addresses the issue, dissipates the conflict, and maintains the relationship. Effectively summarizes to ensure that all are aware of agreements and required actions.

[ + ] Negotiation

Explores all parties' needs, concerns, and initial positions as they relate to large/complex negotiations. Builds common ground by highlighting areas of agreement and working through areas of disagreement. Manages the interpersonal process to stay focused on the task; constructively addresses emotions and conflict. Engages in mutual problem solving by brainstorming alternative positions or approaches and evaluating them openly and fairly. Builds value of preferred alternatives by relating them to the needs of others; responds to objections by emphasizing value. Seeks a win-win solution through a give-and-take process.


[ + ] Analytical Skills

Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources with clients, customers and/or suppliers.

[ + ] Industry Awareness

Extensive and specialized understanding to build and use industry knowledge for planning and performance accomplishment. This includes knowledge of competition and strategic partners.

[ + ] Procurement Processes

Extensive and specialized knowledge of the responsibilities and tasks performed by various procurement departments/disciplines. Extensive and specialized knowledge of the interactions between departments/disciplines and how their products/processes affect one another and impact non-Procurement processes (e.g., Engineering, Business, Operations, Logistics).

Basic Qualifications For Consideration

Do you have contract negotiation experience?

Do you have logistics experience?

Typical Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree and typically 10 or more years' related work experience, a Master's degree and typically 8 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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