Procurement Manager 1 Baltimore, 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 Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) Division, within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector, is seeking a Procurement Manager 1 to be a working manager and lead a team of buyers in the Remote Sensing Programs Business Unit.

This individual will manage an existing team of 5 procurement specialists (with the potential to increase to 7 over the next two years). They will be responsible for the development, mentoring, coaching and engagement of the Supply Chain Procurement Specialists; maintaining overall compliance for the team; managing workload assignments to ensure that daily requirements are appropriately prioritized and executed to meet the needs of the business; and collaborating with other program functional teams to facilitate status/communication of requirements. This person will also be responsible for completing some of PO packages for this area of the team as the team grows and develops. This candidate must be able to come into a NG facility regardless of location in the U.S. The preferred location is Baltimore, MD.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assessing and redistributing workload (team Conductor)

  • Review of active procurement requirements and status

  • Developing, training, and mentoring buying professionals

  • Review, approval, and quarterly audits of purchase order compliance for junior buyers

  • Communication within GSC, division, program and business areas of procurement status and issues

  • Appropriately assessing risk to supply chain and ability to brief programs

  • Identification and communication of items needed from other functional areas in support of issuance of a purchase order

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree and/or Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Industrial Engineering or related field required with a minimum work experience of 6 + years in U.S. Government Procurement, Contracts, Subcontracts or related field for a Manager 1; in lieu of degree, 10 years of related experience may be considered

  • Knowledge of: U.S. Government contracting and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulation Supplement (DFARS), with specific working knowledge of Parts 15 Contracting by Negotiation) and 31 (Contract Cost Principles and Procedures); Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit procedures

  • Strong leadership, communication, and writing skills

  • Experience with SAP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • People management experience (3+ years)

  • Commodity experience with computer hardware/software commodity types

  • Experience with procurement of EEE parts

  • Familiarity with PO specific terms and conditions negotiations

  • Expertise in Word and Excel

  • Strong team building skills

  • Strategic thinking and problem solving skills

  • Secret or TS/SCI security clearance (or ability to obtain)

Salary Range: $97,200 - $145,800

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 .

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.

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