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The Boeing Company Senior Procurement Field Representative in Wichita, Kansas

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is seeking a Senior Procurement Field Representative (Level 4) to join our Global Field Operations (GFO) team based out Wichita, Kansas . The position will require the candidate to reside in the Wichita, Kansas area.

Our Global Field Operations Representatives supervise emergent offload/overload suppliers including processors, philanthropic, machine and sheet metal shop and provide technical assistance in areas like manufacturing, planning and requirements interpretation to ensure delivery schedule compliance and product conformity.

Global Field Operations (GFO) is the presence of Boeing at its suppliers and sub-tiers, and is responsible for being the integrators for driving communication and resolutions in our supply base. It is the responsibility of Field Representatives to proactively problem solve and drive overall supplier recovery to ensure delivery and quality compliance.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitors emergent offload/overload suppliers including processors, philanthropic, machine shop and sheet metal shop and provides technical assistance in areas like manufacturing, planning and requirements interpretation to ensure delivery schedule compliance and product conformity.

  • Identifies, establishes and maintains priorities for deliveries on products, services and data, necessary supplier contractual corrective actions, resolution of issues of poor schedule performance and product producibility and to ensure contractual compliance.

  • Communicates across functions including procurement agents, suppliers, internal customers, field quality, engineering and manufacturing to report status and concerns.

  • Facilitates with the supplier the development of a recovery plan and unplanned demand requirements.

  • Provides and/or recommends specific training and mentoring on business and manufacturing practices (e.g., requirements interpretation and clarification, contractual compliance, scheduling tools, technical skills and self-assessment) to supplier personnel in order to improve or enhance delivery performance.

  • Participates with the procurement agent in on-site supplier assessments (e.g., preferred supplier certification, proof of process, rate readiness) to identify supplier capacity and capability to perform current and projected work statement and support Boeing procurement strategy.

  • Evaluates overall supplier health (e.g., symptoms of declining financial stability).

  • Conducts on-site evaluations in response to Procurement Support Requests that identify problems and establish the basis for recovery planning.

  • Assists suppliers in developing plans and monitors suppliers' performance-to-plan to ensure compliance to contractual requirements.

  • Identifies and communicates opportunities to implement new processes or improve existing processes (e.g., lean manufacturing, shop floor control, work prioritization, production and inventory control system) to enhance supplier ability to produce and deliver products and services.

  • Report backs to management and makes recommendations to procurement agent. Using supplier resource, capability and capacity plan, provides recommendations to supplier and procurement agent of viability to support Boeing programs.

  • Validates work movement projects (e.g., permanent offload, on load, supplier to supplier and between supplier facilities) by verifying that the elements of the work movement plan (e.g., tool validation, configuration control, process approvals and schedule compliance) are on schedule and complete in order to accomplish a seamless transition.

  • Monitors plan activities to ensure that supplier produces conforming and compliant products on time.

  • Uses project management tools.

This position allows telecommuting. The selected candidate will be required to perform some work occasionally onsite in Wichita, Kansas. The position requires daily travel to supplier sites in the Wichita area.

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.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 3+ years of experience managing suppliers/vendors to deliver products and services

  • 3+ years of experience in a role that required Scheduling, Project and/or Program Management skills

  • 3+ years of experience with Microsoft Office Products such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

  • Ability to travel/commute daily up to 10%

  • Must have a current valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • 1+ years of experience in Industrial Engineering

  • 1+ years of experience in Lean Manufacturing

  • 1+ years of experience in Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Actions

  • 1+ years of experience in Supplier Quality

  • 1+ years or experience in Project Planning; Scheduling; Project Management

  • 1+ years of experience in Aerospace Engineering.

  • 1+ years of experience working in Procurement and/or Contract Administration roles

  • 1+ years of experience working in Manufacturing Operations

Typical Education/ Experience:

Typically, 10 or more years' related work experience or military experience. Advanced degree (e.g. Bachelor, Master, etc.) preferred, but not required.

Relocation:

Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Shift:

This position is first shift.

Union:

This is a non-union represented position.

Total Rewards:

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $96,050 - $132,210

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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