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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist in Brigham City, Utah

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

NG Space Systems - Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Sr. Principal Subcontract Specialist for our Supply Chain Management's Raw Materials and Chemicals Category team supporting several locations within Propulsion Systems but home location would be the Promontory (Brigham), UT facility or Magna, UT facility.

Role description & Responsibilities:

Sources and procures goods and services of a category nature from many suppliers.

Initiates Requests for Quotations and Proposals and receives same, analyzing proposed pricing from potential suppliers.

Establishes agreements with suppliers using a mix of contract types including firm fixed price and cost reimbursable.

In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.

Works with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required.

Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations.

Issues purchase orders.

Manages performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.

Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.

Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.

Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.

Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree (in business, finance or related field preferred)

9+ years' experience in purchasing, sales, or contracts

Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Expertise using software like Excel to perform data analysis

Experience procuring raw materials such as adhesives, tapes, carbon fiber and cloth, rubber, or chemicals and hazardous materials

Experience writing and negotiating Long Term Agreements

Experience negotiating Terms and Conditions

Ability to read technical drawings and documents

Knowledge of government contracting requirements and regulations (e.g. FAR, DFARS, ITAR, etc.)

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