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Supplier Programme Manager - Fixed Wing (Hybrid Working)

The Boeing Company
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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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.

Supplier Programme Manager - Fixed Wing (Hybrid Working)

For over a 100 years, Boeing has been making the impossible, possible. From producing a single canvas-and-wood airplane to redefining how we fly over oceans and into the stars, Boeing has become the world's largest aerospace company. And we're just getting started; especially in the UK.

The partnership between Boeing and the UK dates back to the 1930's and continues to get stronger and deeper, with UK jobs, skills and opportunities being constantly generated to support major UK aircraft programmes such as Apache & Chinook helicopters, C-17 Globemaster, P-8A Poseidon and the E-7 AEW&C, to mention a few.

Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) is searching for a Supplier Programme Manager - FW in Bristol/Yeovil/Gosport, UK. This role will have responsibility across the E-7 and C-17 Training Programmes for managing key supplier performance and relationships. It will support programme and SCM leadership in a consolidated approach to supplier performance, and support decision making by contributing supply chain subject matter expertise into mitigation of key risks and opportunities. This role will have a home office location, but both domestic and international travel is expected more than 50% of the working week in order to spend time on site with key stakeholders and suppliers. This role will report to the Supplier Management & Procurement Manager for BDUK Fixed Wing Supply Chain.


  • Serves as lead on behalf of Fixed Wing Supply Chain Management into the E-7 Flight Test team and a supporting SCM point of contact in C-17 Training Services.
  • Understand the portfolio of works to support the programme and provide technical and business guidance to tactical SCM activities. Supporting the Procurement Agent in contract negotiations, scope identity and contract placements and supporting the Supply Chain Specialist in managing stores and inventory.
  • Represents Supply Chain Management at Programme meetings & Leads Key Supplier Meetings.
  • Manages technical, business, product delivery, quality, RIO, MDAL and in-service aspects of key supplier/subcontractor relationships and performance of the Test and Evaluation supplier relationship,
  • Identifies and manages all aspects of supplier, statement of work, RAA, contractual commitments and performance to support company procurement strategies and contractual compliance and establishes operating plan.
  • Devise the processes for interaction with Test and Evaluation supplier - requirements and scope, and record/administer these processes and train the BDUK staff on how to enact and use them.
  • Leads internal stakeholder relationships and performance throughout all contract phases.
  • Responds to programme customer issues, researches situation and advises on resolution.
  • Communicates to the programme, any supply chain risks, issues and opportunities to stakeholders. Evaluates and supports elements of recovery, corrective and preventative action plans.
  • Develops, prepares and delivers supply chain programme presentations and programme reviews.
  • Creates and monitors supply chain performance metrics. Responsible for accurate and consistent measurement and recording of Key Performance Indicators. Monitors the performance of Supplier Data Requirement Lists deliveries & reports on this status to the Programme.
  • Engages in SPM best practice to ensure an aligned internal stakeholder community and an engaged and proactive supplier relationship.
  • Have a working knowledge of all relevant job practices, PROs, principles and concepts

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years Supply Chain experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working within dynamic global supply chains.
  • Experience in executing acquisition or sustainment projects within MRO industry
  • Experience in senior roles within a matrix organisation (desirable)
  • Dynamic, innovative and like to think outside the box;
  • Able to communicate, influence and engage a diverse group of engineering and programme management professionals
  • An advocate for diversity and inclusion and will be actively involved in leading change;
  • An excellent communicator who can engage and motivate diverse and geographically dispersed teams;
  • Outcome focused and demonstrates strong values-based leadership.

Desired Qualifications And Experience

  • University degree preferred
  • MCIPS qualified preferred
  • Active UK security clearance
  • Experience supporting proposal preparation for UK government contracts

Important information regarding this requisition:

This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems.

We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security Clearance for which the UK Government requires UK residency. The successful candidate will hold, or have the ability to obtain, Security Clearance (SC).

All information will be checked and verified.

Export Control Requirements: This is an export control position.

Export Control Details: Non - US based job

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world's most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process.

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