Supply Chain Manager – KC-30AAmberley, AUS

Requisition ID: R10161334

  • Category: Global Supply Chain

  • Location: Amberley, Queensland, Australia

  • Clearance Type: Secret (NV1)

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Travel Required: No

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

We’re building a reputation as the place to be in Defence. With strong local management, sound investment and a fresh approach, we’re on an exciting trajectory and building unique capability.  Leveraging the kind of leading-edge US capabilities and technology most can only imagine our close-knit 800-strong team is busy delivering World-leading innovative and sustainable solutions to safeguard Australia’s future. Together we’re growing a business where everyone contributes, and everyone matters.  

Northrop Grumman as the sustainment provider for the KC-30A Enterprise is responsible for the delivery of superior operations support and platform steward leadership for the most optimal value-for-money performance for our customer.

Your Role

As the driving force of our program’s supply chain management, you will oversee a supply chain team divided into procurement and sourcing, planning, operations and governance. The Program Supply Chain Manager is responsible for leading the program’s end to end supply chain considering all elements of the supply chain functional model.

Your role is critical in fostering collaborative relationships within the Supply Chain and Program teams throughout the NGA Enterprise. You will also manage relationships and performance outcomes with major Program suppliers and lead major sourcing and subcontracting efforts in coordination with the Subcontracts Team. Your strategic input is essential to achieving the Program’s objectives, which include risk management, prioritisation, and enterprise-level implementation. In this role, you will also play a significant part in strategic decision-making and budgeting processes, representing the Supply Chain function as a key leader.

About You

We are on the lookout for a strategic thinker and leader who excels in a matrixed environment, known for a proactive and collaborative management style. The ideal candidate will have a background in logistics, procurement, or supply chain, along with the relevant educational qualifications. While experience in the defence aviation sector is highly desirable, it is not essential. What is essential is your eagerness to learn and your dedication to contributing to the program’s success. The ability to work as either part of a group or independently to realise longer-term strategies is crucial.

Your expertise should include a thorough understanding of supply chain management principles and program management as they apply to the supply chain, along with excellent negotiation skills. Skills in subcontract drafting, review experience, and an in-depth understanding of subcontract law are crucial. Your ability to effectively coordinate and manage outcomes in dynamic operational settings and exceptional communication skills, adaptable for various audiences, are vital for this role.

What we Offer:

Whatever your role, life stage or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

· Professional Development – further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training

· Purchased annual leave

· Salary packaging including novated car leases

· Generous paid parental leave

· Volunteer Leave

· Health & Wellbeing program

· Employee Assistance Program 

Everyone Matters:

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.