Principal/Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist Annapolis, MD

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Naval & Oceanic Systems business unit headquartered in Annapolis, MD (with a hybrid working option) is seeking dependable individuals willing to work in a collaborative environment and that are interested in expanding their horizons.

This position will perform the following functions:

  • Collaborates on subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.

  • Owns contractual management for the supplier. Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program, and end-users.

  • Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes, and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects, or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts.

  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.

  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations.

  • Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.

  • Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.

  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.

  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.

  • Forecasts, reviews, and approves supplier payments as needed.

  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency, and continuous improvement.

  • Execute teaming agreements and non-disclosure agreements, which may include several parties.

  • Negotiate and coordinate additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts.

  • Review procurement packages of peers

  • Mentor, train, and guide more junior teammates

  • Read, interpret, and implement written procedures to maintain compliance.

This position may bel filled at the Principal (level 3) or Sr. Principal (level 4) level, depending on experience.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of work experience in supply chain, contracts, or business management; government or related experience; will consider 4+ years of experience (for a total of 10+ years) in supply chain, contracts, or business management; government or related experience in lieu of a bachelors degree.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written), time management skills, and information management skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills leading to innovative solutions.

  • Detail oriented, strategic thinking, and analytical.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and people leadership skills; ability to leverage professional relationships

  • Proven multitasking ability; resilience when faced with multiple deadlines and competing priorities

  • Active TS/SCI w/ Poly Security Clearance required to start and to be considered.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of work experience in supply chain, contracts, or business management; government or related experience; will consider 4+ years of experience (for a total of 14+ years) in supply chain, contracts, or business management; government or related experience in lieu of a bachelors degree.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written), time management skills, and information management skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills leading to innovative solutions.

  • Detail oriented, strategic thinking, and analytical.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and people leadership skills; ability to leverage professional relationships

  • Proven multitasking ability; resilience when faced with multiple deadlines and competing priorities

  • Active TS/SCI w/ Poly Security Clearance required to start and to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications for Both Levels

  • Past experience performing successfully in a buying, supply chain planning, or supply chain program management role

  • Knowledge of U.S. government and industry supply chain practices

  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVMS) or prior CAM (Control account Manager)

  • Demonstrated experience with compliance and problem solving

  • Working knowledge of SAP or 1ERP

  • Expertise in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Masters degree and 8+ years of supply chain, contracts, business management or related experience

  • The individual with be a key contributor to the continuous improvement and streamlining of common GSC processes

  • Maintains strong, positive interoffice and stakeholder relations. Represents GSC in cross-organizational workgroups, communities of practice, project teams, etc.

  • Facilitate change within the organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the business.

Salary Range: $82,400 - $123,600

Salary Range 2: $102,200 - $153,200

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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