Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (Price/Cost Analyst) Mclean, 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, 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.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (Price/Cost Analyst)to support the Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization as a member of the Process Excellence & Workforce Development team working out of McLean, VA; or Melbourne, FL; or Oklahoma City. Other Northrop Grumman nationwide office locations will also be considered and full time teleworking may also be considered for this role.


  • Reviews material estimates and consolidated priced bill of materials for compliance

  • Review price analyses for compliance

  • Evaluates Supplier proposals for compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15 Table 15-2 requirements.

  • Prepares and provides written supplier Price and Cost Analysis Reports (PCARs) detailing and evaluating the suppliers' price/cost proposal

  • Participates in fact-finding sessions via telecom or at suppliers' site

  • Requests and obtains DCAA Assist Audits where applicable

  • Establishes supplier proposed vs. negotiation objective positions by major element of cost to attain formal Supply Chain Management approval for supplier negotiations

  • May participate in supplier negotiations

  • Maintains all records and supporting data used and provided in support of proposals

  • Conducts market research, analyze historical data and develop cost estimating models and factors to evaluate price reasonableness and develop negotiation positions

  • Supports the reviews and evaluation of Subcontractor claims of "Commerciality" and Commercial Item Determinations based on Market Research and supplier support

  • Supports GSC pricing and estimating activities both during the proposal phase and in post award execution

  • Performs cost estimating/pricing duties and analysis in accordance with recognized industry best practices, specific solicitation and customer requirements, and in full compliance with USG regulatory requirements

  • Serves as the principal liaison to other functional departments to facilitate the collection of cost and pricing data

  • Prepares and supports presentation and approval of materiel estimates at the required value level as part of the proposal team

  • Supports Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Proposal and Estimating System Audits and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Purchasing System Audits as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 10 years of relevant experience with in Pricing & Estimating, Proposal Development, Accounting/Finance; w ill consider 6 years of relevant experience with bachelor's degree or 4 year of relevant experience with a Master's

  • In-depth understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and regulations are essential

  • Previous experience with FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations

  • The ability to work well in team environments

  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills

  • Experience in capture and proposal activities in a government acquisition environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and apply sound judgment to problem solving

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Familiarity with the concept and application of Cost Improvement Curves

  • Familiarity with Cost Accounting Standards, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and accounting/proposal audit techniques

  • Experience with template and tools development

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi-tasking environment, while maintaining compliance during all stages of the proposal/acquisition process

  • Experience with software or web development

Salary Range: $78,500 - $129,500

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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