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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a dedicated Sr. Principal Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, MD.
Responsible for Supplier Quality risk management. Develops and implements supplier quality evaluation and control systems. Assures supplier process and product quality, including contractual, regulatory, and technical compliance. Interfaces directly with supplier personnel and must be knowledgeable in and capable of assessing both supplier quality and manufacturing processes and procedures. Conducts product and process verification activities, monitors supplier quality performance, and drives root cause corrective action analysis for supplier quality issues. Supports the maintenance of the approved supplier list and periodically reviews supplier performance to determine whether suppliers should remain on the approved list. Manages supplier requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancy reporting process. Keeps management apprised of supplier performance, quality status, and risks. Coordinates and oversees Supplier Quality plan implementation through all program phases. Actively engages in supplier evaluation, qualification and selection as part of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP) and as new procurements are required on existing programs. Manages implementation of Supplier Quality processes, including supplier approval activities, source selection evaluations, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), development and execution of supplier quality risk assessments and mitigation plans, and supplier quality requirements development and flow-downs.
Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, Drawing review. Assist with First Article Inspections per (AS9102 or equivalent) and Source inspections.
Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented.
Support process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier's processes are robust and capable.
Review Purchase Requisition and Purchase Orders for quality Notes flow-down to supplier
Work with key suppliers to ensure they are performing well and their capacity and capability are adequate to deliver products to specifications and on time
Perform Supplier performance management by analyzing performance data, and identifying opportunities for improvement
Preventing/Minimizing business impact from supplied material defects; supplier quality risk mitigation
Proactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claims
Strong communication skills (both oral and written) will be necessary to support the assignment and weekly reports.
Be able to analyze and present data to Director level Management.
Collaborate and foster positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teams
Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM Field
9+ years of relevant experience in products manufacturing processes
Experience with AS9100/AS9102/Equivalent (standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry)
Experience in products/material root cause analysis and corrective action
Experience collaborating with external suppliers and internal teams
Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required
Salary Range: $112,300 - $168,500
The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.
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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.
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.