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Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) - Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist - Melbourne, FL in Melbourne, Florida

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Job Description:

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Melbourne, FL with a 9/80 work schedule, occasional travel and excellent career growth potential supporting the rapidly growing Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence.

Sources and procures complex, specialized goods and services. Owns contractual management for the supplier. Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as legal, contracts, finance, planning, operations, program management, engineering, and quality. As part of a cross-functional team, candidate will monitor and manage schedule, cost, technical and quality performance of suppliers in support of US Government programs. Subcontract Specialists will interface with supplier leadership teams to motivate and drive excellence in performance of contractual requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases

  • Assesses supplier performance and regularly communicates feedback to Supplier Leadership

  • Manages supplier performance throughout the subcontracting lifecycle

  • Ensures compliance with all FAR, DFARS and public law requirements, as well as company policies and procedures

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

  • Cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with suppliers, customers and internal stakeholders

  • Contributes to Program Risk and Opportunity management

  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 6 years' experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management OR A Master's Degree with a minimum of 4 years combined in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management OR a minimum of 10 years of combined experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, or Contracts.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with SAP or related business application software

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS

  • Must have an Active, In-Scope DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

  • Received Unit Commander's approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Master's Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management

  • Negotiating skills with contract in excess of $25 million

  • Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience or training

  • Working level knowledge of Business Law

  • Risk mitigation experience

  • Change Management experience

  • In-Scope DOD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted or renewed within the past 6 years

  • Special Program Access

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Global Supply Chain

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