Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) Supplier Management (SM) is seeking a Supplier Program Manager to manage critical and strategic subcontractors supporting the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) and Air Warning Systems (AWS) programs. Primary tasks will include but not be limited to: acting as a program manager for Mission Systems suppliers; managing all aspects of critical supplier relationships and performance (technical, quality, cost, schedule); managing supplier performance through all Program phases (development, production, post production support); establishing and monitoring performance metrics; proactively identifying and assessing supplier risks; maintaining priorities for deliveries; conducting root-cause corrective action analysis; developing recovery plans; communicating performance, corrective action plans, resources and status across all stakeholders; deploying best practices and affordability initiatives; conducting on-site evaluations, including performance reviews, rate readiness reviews and regular site visits; measuring key supplier and internal performance indicators, analyzing performance data and preparing visual aids in support of periodic performance reviews. Ability to analyze supplier schedules and manage supplier performance to critical path schedules required. Extensive and specialized knowledge of Earned Value Management System is also needed. Proven experience in software development and hardware/software integration is preferred.
[ + ] 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.
[ + ] Customer Focus
Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions as a project team leader; develops and sustains productive customer relationships as they relate to project team leadership responsibilities; actively seeks information to understand customers' circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs; presents project level information to customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities; considers how project level actions or plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems; assists other project team leaders in implementing ways to monitor and evaluate customer concerns, issues, and satisfaction and to anticipate customer needs.
[ + ] Decision Making
Consistently recognizes a wide range of complex, specialized issues, problems, or opportunities in own work group, across the organization and with external customers; determines whether action is needed. Steadily identifies the need for and collects information to better understand issues, problems, and opportunities. Regularly integrates complex information from a wide variety of sources; detects complex trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships. Consistently creates relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes. Formulates clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. Consistently implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time. Regularly includes fellow project leads, employees across the organization, and external customers in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, make the most appropriate decisions, and ensure buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.
[ + ] 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.
[ + ] Project Management
Extensive experience in creating comprehensive multi-tiered project schedules for significant Business Unit projects; identifies time frames for key project milestones and ensure alignment of sub tier activities for overall project visibility, tracking and completion. Directs and manages very complex project schedules requiring interfacing with multi regional or international activities. Independently identifies project resource requirements, integrate and direct multi project elements into a single collective overall project plan. Collaborates with others on the most complex projects assigned. Ability to direct, delegate and ensure performance of assigned responsibilities and tasks as a project team leader in support of the overall large scale and complex projects. Identifies and resolves any issues and provide solutions and or recommendations to ensure the successful completion of the project.
[ + ] Engr Knowledge & Comprehension
Basic - Extensive knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and systems. The ability to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables.
Preferred - Advanced knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and systems. The ability to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables.
[ + ] Supplier Technical Oversight
Basic - Extensive, specialized knowledge of domain specific technologies applied to subcontract management (e.g., requirements, technical performance measures, schedules, budgets, performance metrics, data flow, coordinated communications, generation and negotiation of statements of work and specifications).
Preferred - Advanced, expert knowledge of domain specific technologies applied to subcontract management (e.g., requirements, technical performance measures, schedules, budgets, performance metrics, data flow, coordinated communications, generation and negotiation of statements of work and specifications).
[ + ] Supply Chain Strategy
Basic - Expert knowledge of supply chain strategies (e.g., inventory reduction, parts kitting, supplier consolidation, optimum flow, lead-time reduction).
Preferred - Advanced knowledge of supply chain strategies (e.g., inventory reduction, parts kitting, supplier consolidation, optimum flow, lead-time reduction).
Basic Qualifications For Consideration
Do you have experience working with suppliers?
Do you meet the criteria described in the Typical Education / Experience section of this requisition?
Level 4 - 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 year degree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study.
Level 5 - Technical bachelor's degree and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree with typically 12 or more years' or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A technical degree is defined as any four year degree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study.
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