Sr Principal Supply Chain Subcontract SpecialistMelbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10162572

  • Category: Global Supply Chain

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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.

This position is currently contingent on program award and associated program award funding. Start dates are determined after funding confirmation.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

  • Location : Melbourne, FL

  • Schedule: 9/80 work schedule – with every other Friday OFF!

  • Team: Global Supply Chain

  • Extras: Opportunities for occasional travel and excellent career growth potential

Our Team:

This is an opportunity to join a team on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s defense technologies. Work onsite in a collaborative and dynamic environment where new challenges are the norm! On-site in Melbourne you will have the opportunity to support our nation’s top-priority programs, developing and building solutions for our country.

About the Role :

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.

Senior Principal Specialists will additionally be responsible for providing subcontracting process and compliance requirements guidance to junior Subcontract Specialists, Supplier Management Teams and Integrated Product Team Leads. Provides subject matter expertise in all aspects of supplier and subcontract management. Works under general direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Performs independently with minimal management oversight.

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, On-Site work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years combined experience OR a master's degree with a minimum of 8 years combined experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management.

  • A minimum of 14 years combined Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government DoD security clearance at the Secret level within a reasonable amount of time as well as Special Program Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management

  • Experience with SAP or related business application software

  • Familiarity with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS

  • Experience working on high dollar development Subcontracts

  • Negotiating skills with contracts

  • Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership.

  • Previous Team Lead or Management experience

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Working Level Knowledge of Business Law

  • Risk mitigation experience.

  • Change Management experience.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $95,000 - $142,400

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.