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The Boeing Company Mid-Level Materials & Standards Category Manager in Everett, Washington

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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.

Have you ever wondered what it's like to manage your own category or drive projects that enable value to Boeing's bottom line? If so, look no further...Materials and Standards is the place to be!

Boeing’s Materials and Standards team is seeking a highly motivated and creative Career-level Category Manager to join the team out of Everett, WA. This Category Manager will work closely with counterparts in Operations, Contracting, Engineering and Fabrication to develop second sourcing and aggregation strategies for electrical components and wiring, as well as participate in an enterprise-wide team focused on the Electrical Standards taxonomy. This category manager will work with the Electrical Standards lead Category Manager to ensure plans are executed timely and successfully, with coordinated efforts among the team.

The ideal candidate will have a background in supply chain, the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and the ability to team effectively with other category managers and team members from different business units and functions.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep understanding of product and service needs

  • Translate expertise into near and long-term category management plans to innovate, capture value and optimize the production system

  • Ensure supply contracts align with category vision

  • Leverage detailed knowledge of category and supply base for key projects and incorporate best practices and methodologies from sourcing, fabrication, technology, and licensing

  • Utilize buyer/market profiles, identify marketplace and technology trends, and define acceptable service levels

  • Monitor market dynamics that impact materials/services availability and/or pricing

  • Support solicitations, request for proposal analysis, and negotiations

  • Drive category plan integration with internal stakeholders across the enterprise business units and functions

  • Develops detailed knowledge of key categories, suppliers and industry

  • Recognized as an industry expert with established relationships across the enterprise and supply base

  • Leads cross functional teams to identify and develop implementation plans for key high value projects

  • Subject matter expert to business unit and functions, able to develop innovative solutions for complex operational and business challenges including quality/delivery, long term agreement and negotiations

  • Partners with enterprise stakeholders and industry to drive category vision into key activities such as long-term agreements, make-buy-transfer decisions and corporate initiatives

The 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.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 5+ years of experience in project leadership/management

  • 3+ Experience using or applying metrics to measure performance against projects to ensure high quality delivery

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in collecting and analyzing data (e.g. market, customer, competitor, economic and technology analysis).

  • 3+ years of experience of strategic sourcing objectives including supply base optimization, enterprise leveraging, supplier performance improvement and business considerations to develop the company's supplier base.

  • 3+ years of experience building and using industry knowledge for planning and performance accomplishment. This includes knowledge of competition and strategic partners.

  • 3+ years of experience in leading complex opportunity capture and problem solving.

Typical Education/Experience:

Typically, 6 or more years’ related work experience or relevant military experience. Advanced degree (e.g. Bachelor, Master, etc.) preferred, but not required.


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 are met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 1st shift

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: $109,650 - $150,930

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.