Sr Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Spec - RemoteFairfax, VA

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 is currently seeking a Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join our team supporting the purchasing of Electronics components for the Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) business unit.

The main location of the PS&C business unit is in Elkton, Maryland. It began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

This position can be worked from a remote location away from the three facilities.

Position Summary:

  • Manages a purchasing queue of requirements for various energetic suppliers and complex subcontracts

  • Supports Proposal activity as well as active program requirements

  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency, and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations

  • Negotiates simple to complex terms and conditions including but not limited to Non-Disclosure Agreements, Subcontract Terms and Conditions and Teaming Agreements

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

  • Identifies and works to closeout subcontracts

  • Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as program managements, material program management, contracts, security and legal departments

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

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

  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to all necessary stakeholders and ensure that proper receipt is recorded

  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future. #NGSkills

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Must have 14 years of experience in Supply Chain. Will also consider a Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or related field with 10 years of experience or a Master's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or related field with 8 years of experience.

  • Great communication skills

  • Experience in supply chain, business management, contracts or other related field

  • Prior Procurement/Subcontracts experience

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements

  • Eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated management/Leadership abilities

  • Good Organizational Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite

  • Costpoint, SAP or other ERP purchasing system experience

  • Knowledge of multiple contract types (T&M, Cost Reimbursable, FFP, etc.)

  • Experience with international/foreign procurements/policies

Salary Range: $99,900 - $149,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.