Subcontract ManagerCheltenham, GBR

Requisition ID: R10153372

  • Category: Global Supply Chain

  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

  • Clearance Type: Security Check (SC)

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

Define Possible at Northrop Grumman UK

At Northrop Grumman UK, our mission is to solve the most complex challenges by shaping the technology and solutions of tomorrow. We call it Defining Possible.

This mind-set goes beyond our customer solutions; it’s the foundation for your career development and the impact we have within the community. So, what’s your possible?


This is more than just a job; it’s a mission.

As a Supply Chain Specialist, you will be responsible for selecting Suppliers and managing them through their delivery to NG Project teams. Reporting to the Supply Chain Senior Lead and as a linchpin in the Global Supply Chain Team. You’ll have the chance to work on developing our systems and processes as well as supplier relationships to assure supplier delivery. You’ll be at the forefront of building foundations to enable positive growth of Northrop Grumman in the UK.

Our UK Cyber & Intelligence business combines modern software development approaches with a rich heritage and experience in the Defence and security sectors. Our customers have complex and sensitive data and information requirements requiring a mission partner who quickly understands the context, delivering and sustaining a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace, supporting them through an ambitious digital transformation programme.

“We believe that the team is greater than the sum of its parts. That through constructive challenge, creativity and positive engagement we can overcome our obstacles, meet our challenges and thrive in our industry.” Joe Marlow – Supply Chain Programme Delivery Manager


  • Accountable for meeting programme schedule and budget commitments through supplier management

  • Procuring and Subcontracting professional and technical services

  • Aligning suppliers to, and embedding, the Supplier Management Processes

  • Monitor and Manage suppliers with supporting data points, underpinning successful delivery into Programmes

  • Supplier Relationship and Performance Management


We can offer you a range of flexible and hybrid working options to suit you, including optional compressed working schedule with every other Friday off. Our benefits including private health care, career development opportunities and performance bonuses. For a comprehensive list of benefits, speak to our recruitment team.

We are looking for:

  • Proven track record of building strong supplier relationships

  • Evidenced success in negotiating and managing subcontracts

  • Ability to manage and deliver the Supply Chain aspects of complex programmes

  • Adept at problem-solving complex issues and developing solutions to a variety of problems

  • Proactive team worker, equally self-motivated and able to work autonomously

Security clearance:

Due to the nature of our projects, you must be Sole British National for this clearance type.

You must be able to gain and maintain the relevant UK Government security clearance in line with the job role (SC). Our requirement team is on hand to answer any questions and we will guide you through the process: .

Why join us?

  • A mission to believe in Every day we contribute to building a more secure and connected world, expanding our reach from land, sea, and air to space and cyberspace. From engineering data and intelligence solutions, to developing maritime navigation and control systems and innovating command and control systems for the UK and NATO, what we do together matters.

  • A place to belong and thrive Every voice matters at our table meaning you can bring your authentic self to work. From our Employee Resource Groups backed by thousands of employees, to sponsoring Cheltenham Pride and our partnerships with Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers, Forces Transition Group, Mind, and Women in Defence – we are passionate about growing and supporting our inclusive community where everyone can belong.

  • Your career, your way - Shape your career journey with diverse roles, mentorship, and development opportunities that fuel your curiosity, channel your expertise and nurture your passion. Looking for flexibility? Balance your professional career with your personal life, health and wellbeing benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development. Speak to our team to find the balance that’s right for you.

Ready to apply?

Yes – Submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by our team and we will be in touch.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more about this role – Reach out to our team for more information and support: .

No, I don’t think this role is right for me – Our extensive UK growth means we have exciting, new opportunities opening all the time. Speak to our team to discuss your career goals.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.