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Northrop Grumman Supply Chain Procurement Specialist 2/3 in Baltimore, Maryland

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Supply Chain Procurement Specialist (2/3) to join ourIntegrated Supply Chain Management department. This role will function as a senior buyer on the team and will be located at our Baltimore, Maryland office, (Canton Crossing).

Job Summary:

This position establishes, maintains, and monitors supplier agreements of medium to high dollar, risk, and/or complexity. You will support the selection, development, and management of strategic and preferred suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals. You will also support the implementation of programs for supplier selection, supplier performance management, and supply base optimization.

Supplier Management

Strategic sourcing

Establish supplier long term agreements

Contract change management

Ensure on-time delivery of quality product

Continuous improvement

Risk management

Supplier performance management

Sole source/critical supplier management

Takes ownership and achieves results

Contract Structure & Business Terms

Negotiate pricing using cost/price and best value analysis

Negotiate to ensure terms and conditions address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification, and all other potential risk areas

Ensure that terms and conditions have been properly flowed down from customer contracts to supplier contracts

Establish and maintain formal agreements (Purchase Orders) with suppliers

Incorporate customer or internal changes into the contract or PO

Manages customer requirements and schedules

Financial Performance

Track cost savings and cost avoidance

Establish billing and payment terms including milestones; facilitate timely payment of invoices

Ensure PO is within program budget and support EAC reductions

Compliance

Apply Import/Export regulations such as ITAR, EAR, DDTC registration etc.

Apply security regulations concerning vendor visits or sharing information.

Apply government contract requirements such as FAR, DFAR, ISO, DCAA, SOX, etc. to appropriate agreements

Supports auditing processes such as DCMA, CPSR etc.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for Level 2:

  • BA in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or related field

  • 3 years of related Supply Chain procurement experience in a manufacturing environment

  • US Government sub-contracting experience (FAR/DFAR)

  • Experience with ERP systems such as Deltek and Costpoint

  • Strong negotiator to achieve best value

  • Proactive; self-directed; can take instruction and act

  • Demonstrated success in developing tactical plans and carrying through to successful execution

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • BA in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or related field

  • 6 years of related Supply Chain procurement experience in a manufacturing environment

  • US Government sub-contracting experience (FAR/DFAR)

  • Experience with ERP systems such as Deltek and Costpoint

  • Strong negotiator to achieve best value

  • Proactive; self-directed; can take instruction and act

  • Demonstrated success in developing tactical plans and carrying through to successful execution

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Global Supply Chain

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