Global Accelerators & Innovation Associate

  • Full Time
  • Dubai
  • Posted 1 month ago


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.

A preferred candidate will have had experience working with or in organizational structures to drive value and outcomes through creative solutions with minimal oversight and in ambiguous environments. Technical competencies include a thorough understanding of innovation / startup lifecycles and an ability to quickly understand aerospace and technology-related innovations, end use cases, as well as supporting founders and stakeholders in the ecosystem. He or she should excel in both strategic thinking and be proficient in project execution.

In this position, the candidate would:

Support the Accelerator Program delivery team to carry out its mission effectively, accountably and in line with Boeing strategic priorities
Lead on local stakeholder management and engagement, establishing key local partnerships
Organize events across the region to raise awareness of the program
Build relationships across the founders ecosystem to identify the startups we can best support
Work with the team to design the program to best support the cohort, teams and founders
Use his/her network to find the best mentors to help founders overcome their obstacles
Organize and host a program of workshops covering everything from marketing to finances – and finding founders to share their knowledge to fill the gaps
Working with each company to identify areas they need most help with, advising them and introducing them to the right mentors, investors, Boeing champions
Support current and future portfolio companies with regional opportunities, introductions, and serve as the conduit for a regional portfolio development liaison
With the capability leadership and other key stakeholders, regularly review the Accelerator & Innovation Programs strategy, targets and risks.
Report to the capability leadership and governance board on Accelerator & Innovation Programs delivery, development, best practice and financial management.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skill/Experience):

3+ years’ experience in working with suppliers, startups or early-stage innovators
3+ years’ experience in strategy, finance or project management and advancing projects in ambiguous environments
3+ years’ experience presenting work product to executives, senior leadership, and external customers and partners
A strong team player, with an extensive network, who has the initiative and ability to embrace leadership roles when opportunities arise
Ability to develop and enhance partnerships and external relationships.
Ability to think strategically and foster collaboration between startups and corporates.
Experience within the aerospace or tech sector.
An established network of aerospace or tech professionals and/or organizations.
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

An understanding of and network within Boeing Business Units – Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and Boeing Global Services as well as the internal supporting functions
Experience of working with investors, including angles and VCs. Corporate investors would be a bonus.
Fluent in Arabic is a plus.

Typical Education/Experience: Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 3 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination


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

This requisition is for an international, locally hired position in Dubai, UAE. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S.-based payroll, and will commensurate with experience and qualifications and be in accordance with applicable UAE law. Employment is subject to the candidate’s ability to satisfy all UAE labor and immigration formalities.

Export Control Requirements: Not an export control position

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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