Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist Baltimore, MD

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Northrop Grumman is seeking qualified and motivated professionals for the role of Principal/Senior Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist with experiences in supply chain management and/or related fields (including business and financial planning, contracts administration, project management, logistics, and manufacturing). Northrop Grumman may consider candidates that are looking to work a hybrid or full-time onsite schedule at our Baltimore, MD facility.

Responsibilities will encompass:

  • Defines and develops material strategy.

  • Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products.

  • Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management.

  • Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements.

  • Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools.

  • Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements.

  • Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements.

  • Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments.

  • Participates in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs.

  • Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed.

  • Creates/releases requisitions.

  • Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts.

  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.

Basic Qualifications Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6+ years of supply chain, general business, finance, or sales experience; OR a master's degree with 4+ years (an additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft system application tools

  • Experience and/or knowledge in a manufacturing and/or repair depot environment

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance (US Citizenship is a prerequisite.)

Basic Qualifications Senior Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of supply chain, general business, finance, or sales experience; OR a master's degree with 8+ years (an additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)

  • Advanced working knowledge of FAR and DFARS regulations.

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain process strongly preferred

  • Experience interpreting engineering drawings

  • Experience in proposal roles and responsibilities a plus

  • Experience in SAP (MES) (or related)

  • Experience working with radar related technologies

  • Material management experience

  • Experience with cost, schedule, variance reporting

  • People leadership and familiarity with DOD Operations

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.

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.