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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist in Dulles, Virginia

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 Innovation 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.

Job Summary

Procures and manages medium to high value and risk subcontracts, including long term agreements. Prepare bids, evaluate bids, select suppliers and negotiate price, terms and conditions, delivery, quality and service. Manage supplier performance from issuance of order through close-out. Interface with Supply Chain Management, Program Planners, Quality, Receiving and Program Management and Supplier's Management team. May mentor junior staff members. Signature authority commensurate with level of experience and responsibility as defined in the Group's Authorized Signature List and would require delegation of authority for any order greater than signature authority, when required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review Costpoint Purchase Requisitions for completeness and obtain additional information considered necessary.

  • Prepare Request for Quotation (RFQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP) and identify sources eligible to receive RFQ/RFP for complex and/or non-routine procurement requirements.

  • Evaluate suppliers' quotes/proposals for compliance with RFQ/RFP and fact find suppliers' proposals.

  • Participate and/or co-lead in the source selection team for competitive procurements.

  • Perform a cost and/or price analyses to determine price reasonableness.

  • Negotiate with suppliers on price, schedule, and terms and conditions, and any other contractual requirements. May lead negotiations with supplier.

  • Make subcontract awards to suppliers and document the subcontract folders in accordance with the local procurement policies and procedures, including long term agreements.

  • Manage supplier performance during the performance, including but not limited to following-up delivery schedule, process invoices and Subcontract Data Requirements (SDRL) and/or resolve any contractual issues. Perform subcontract close-out.

  • May mentor more junior subcontract professionals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education / Experience: 10 Years with Bachelors; 8 Years with Masters

  • 10+ years experience within the government acquisition process with a strong understanding ofFederal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and agency supplements, such as Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS), NASA (NFS)

  • Experience handling multiple high visible and critical tasks simultaneously, excellent organization.

  • Experience with supplier negotiations.

  • Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) experience.

  • Costpoint experience

  • Experience mentoring subcontract professionals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace experience.

  • Manufacturing experience.

  • Ability to mentor junior staff members of varying levels of experience.

  • Communication (oral and written) skills

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