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Northrop Grumman Sr. Manager, Subcontracts Admin in Brigham City, Utah

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Propulsion Systems, is recruiting for a Sr. Subcontracts Manager who will primarily be responsible for leading a group of subcontract administrators responsible for subsystem and service subcontracts that are essential components for use in rocket motors and rocket motor manufacturing.


  • Manage day to day activities of a team of subcontract administrators responsible for subcontract negotiation, administration, and supplier management activities

  • Responsible for all sourcing activities for subsystems and services category including creating and executing a sourcing strategy that drives savings to programs

  • Develop and maintain key relationships with key suppliers to meet program objectives including evaluating and monitoring supplier quality, reliability, and delivery schedules

  • Identifies opportunities to reduce cost and improve efficiency of department

  • Oversee and report supplier status, issues affecting program execution and necessary corrective actions

  • Leadership point of contact for suppliers and internal stakeholders to escalate issues or concerns that require resolution to ensure supplier and program success

  • Responsible for department's compliance with purchasing system regulations per FAR/DFAR guidelines as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations

  • Work cohesively with leaders in other disciplines such as quality and engineering to manage supplier performance and ensure delivery of hardware to support production needs

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

• Paid Time Off

• Health & Wellness Resources

• Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years' experience in purchasing, sales, contracts, or related field

  • Bachelor's degree or 4 additional years of relevant experience

  • Prior experience leading a team, project, or process; ability to mentor and motivate others to meet complex objectives

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate feedback in a manner that fosters collaboration, trust, and builds positive relationships

  • Ability to work in an integrated team environment and influence change

  • General understanding of subsystem hardware used in solid rocket motors

  • Strong skill set in assessing supplier capability to produce complex parts used in solid rocket motors

  • Skilled and comfortable negotiating complex subcontracts

  • Strong knowledge and experience in government contracting requirements and regulations (e.g. FAR, DFARS, ITAR, etc.)

  • Proficient in negotiating terms and conditions

  • Ability to guide and train others in price/cost analysis techniques

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Capability to read technical drawings and documents

  • Experience managing government approved contractor purchasing system

  • Background in determining adequate contractual flow down requirements for subcontracts

  • Experience developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies

  • Skilled in writing and negotiating Long Term Agreements

  • Experience implementing and executing sourcing strategies to meet program objectives

  • Knowledge and experience working with MRP/ERP systems

  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to suppliers and internal customers

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.

Job Category : Global Supply Chain