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Northrop Grumman Prncpl Supply Chain Plng Spec in Linthicum, Maryland

Defines and develops material strategy. Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products. Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management. Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements. Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools. Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements. Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements. Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments. Participates in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs. Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed. Creates/releases requisitions. Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts. Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.

The Supply Chain Planning Specialist (SCPS) will provide support from a Global Supply Chain perspective for the Advanced Capabilities Division. Specific duties would include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting AC Programs and Proposals from a GSC perspective

  • Collaborate with various organizations such as Contracts, Program Office, Business Management, E&P and other GSC AC personnel etc. to:

  • Develop/understand the proposal/execution strategy and structures

  • Develop Key Suppliers/sources for entry into key programs and Industry Technology areas

  • Review and understand supplier proposals

  • Review and work Costed Bill of Materials and BOEs

  • Completion and management of ISP from proposal phase through execution

  • Review Shop Orders and support execution through receipt

  • Define and develop material strategy for each program

  • Manage/report and forecast material cost/performance of assigned program/s (Material Receipt Tool, CMEs, IPRS)

  • Interface/collaborate with other functions of the program team

  • Understand/ensure the overarching goals of the division are being supported as well as the GSC organization

  • Maintain a strong business acumen and ability to operate in a face paced development environment that consists of leading edge technology suppliers and non-traditional supply base.

  • Interface with supply base

  • Identify areas of opportunity for process improvement and support implementation

  • Support Statement of Work (SOW) creation for subcontract activities

  • Participate in Onboarding technology sources


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' Degree

  • Minimum 6 years relevant experience (e.g. cost account management, supplier financial reporting/forecasting and supplier/program/product scheduling); 4 Years with Masters

  • High level of proficiency in MS Office suite and SAP.

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Supply Chain, Business or Operations, or financial planning

  • Experience in Federal and Defense contracting requirements including ITAR, DOS licenses, FAR and DFARS.

  • Ability to be agile and work in a fast passed engineering environment

  • Ability to work in a team environment while also being able to work independently with limited oversight

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