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Lesley Burns

Manager, Integration & Support – Supply Chain Management
Manage a team that ‘enable’ the Supply Chain capability of Boeing Defence Australia’s organisation.
Industry
Aviation, Defence, Manufacturing
Company
Boeing
Job Level
Mid
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About me

  • International Experience

I am the Integration & Support Manager at Boeing Defence Australia’s Supply Chain Capability, and am passionate about paying forward support to young women in becoming the best version of themselves.

I migrated with my family to Australia from Scotland as a teenager (I can absolutely relate to changing schools in high school!), completed a Bachelor of Justice Studies (majoring in Psychology & Penology) at QUT and went on to have a successful career in a variety of industries including Government, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Mining, Water Resources and most recently Aviation & Defence.  I have completed post graduate studies in Project Management and several certifications relating to project management and business improvement to support my career advancement.

I feel strongly about honesty, collaboration, focusing on what can be achieved and delivering on these commitments.  I have built my reputation on these principles and am excited to share my career learnings and insights to our future superstar leaders!

About my role

  • Creative
  • Intuitive
  • Reliable
  • Trusting
  • Understanding

The Manager, Integration and Support heads up a team that ‘look after’ a wide variety of ‘things’ – such as governance and compliance (basically are we doing the things that we should be by the laws and regulations we are bound to), as well as making sure we know of, and address key risks to the supply of goods and services to our customers.

This role makes sure our systems and tools do what our people need them to do, to do their jobs well. You will also develop training to support people in their roles, define metrics and measure performance of various aspects of the business, and implement improvement projects to continually improve the performance of business.  Oh, and you have a bit of fun along the way!  It’s a serious job, but you need to have fun too!

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Education

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management (Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Justice Studies
  • Lean & Agile Certifications (Business Improvement)

Hobbies

  • Gardening
  • Renovating

Pets

  • 1 Dog

15 year old me!!

“Dream big and absolutely believe you will get there. Be open to learning and taking opportunities that present themselves on your path along the way. Follow your passions and what comes naturally to you - and your chosen work will be very fulfilling!”

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. First 'real' job was in Government
  2. Offered opportunities to develop career (and grabbed them!)
  3. Juggled babies and work
  4. Offered more career opportunities (and grabbed them!)
  5. Started believing and investing in myself more and my career accelerated.

My employer

Behind every Boeing product and platform is a person using critical and creative thinking to solve complex problems and produce future aerospace products that defy gravity, break the speed of sound and allow Boeing to live out its mission to connect, protect and explore our world. Our teams span the areas of defence, space, commercial products and technologies. At Boeing, you could play a hand in taking products from inception and design to delivery and beyond, and solve challenges that enable all of humanity to take flight.