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Supplier Diversity Specialist Mid Level

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the Boeing Defense Space & Security (BDS) Global Supplier Diversity team. We are seeking a Supplier Diversity Professional for our Washington DC (WDC) / Potomac Region. The selected candidate will be working in a dynamic team environment as part of the Supplier Management team.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is a $30 billion business with 50,000 employees worldwide. It provides diverse capability-based solutions that span manned and unmanned airborne systems, intelligence and security networks, communications architectures, and extensive large-scale integration expertise. Customers and stakeholders include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. government agencies, international military and government leaders, commercial industry executives, U.S. Congressional leaders and local elected officials.

The BDS Global Supplier Diversity organization is responsible to ensure fulfillment of all contractual obligations through an integrated strategic framework of subcontracting with small and diverse businesses. This effort includes responsibility for small business reporting and regulatory compliance to multiple federal government agencies, as well as the development of initiatives to expand innovative research partnerships in support of Boeing's business objectives.

Position Responsibilities:

Functions as Global Supplier Diversity Site Lead for Potomac Region and Supplier Diversity Lead for Autonomous Systems Business.

Works across all WDC activities and events with Government Agencies.

Oversees the deployment of supplier diversity subcontract plan initiatives and targets and ensures integration of sourcing strategies.

Leads multi-functional teams to develop and execute plans that meet quantitative targets and objectives to support customer specific requirements.

Works cross functionally and collaborates with Supplier Management, Program Management, Engineering and Contracts.

Oversees supplier diversity proposal efforts by providing small business contract language, developing strategies and plans to subcontract with diverse suppliers.

Analyzes supply base, assesses utilization gaps and targets outreach efforts to identify potential suppliers.

Provides guidance and direction to management regarding the development of company policies and procedures and other resources to diverse suppliers.

Provides guidance to lower level employees and acts as subject matter expert for the enterprise.

Independently reviews federal regulations and laws to assess the impact on supplier diversity program at the enterprise level. Formulates company position and responses to regulatory agencies.

Oversees assessment and insures compliance to company, state, and federal policies, rules and regulations.

Oversees internal and external Small Business reviews and audits and acts as primary interface.

Creates, prepares and submits written and verbal reports for business unit, functional, customer and supplier diversity management reviews.

Independently collects, monitors, and analyzes complex data from a variety of sources and creates various internal and external reports to track performance to supplier diversity forecast, projections to goals and plans.

Creates plans by analyzing historical trends, long range business plans, procurement projections and other related methodologies to meet contractual requirements and obligations.

The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated, possesses exceptional interpersonal and strategic thinking skills, engages with a professional demeanor, employs strong organizational, project management and negotiation skills, and is capable of managing work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced corporate environment. Must also be skilled at establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers, co-workers and peers.

Position requires occasional domestic travel and occasional evening and/or weekend work hours.

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.


Supplier Management

Relocation Assistance Available

No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


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):

More than 3 years of experience working with Government Agencies in a compliance capacity.

Experience creating, interpreting and/or enforcing Government Regulation requirements.

Experience dealing directly with government customers.

More than 3 years of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations).

More than 3 years of experience building supply chain proposals.

Experience utilizing the following MS Office Applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills

/Experience): Business analysis experience in the following areas (Procurement, Finance, Contracts and/or Auditing).

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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Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

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