Staff Supply Chain Subcontract SpecialistMelbourne, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Staff 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 classified, top-priority programs, developing and building our next-generation airborne defense 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 work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 15+ years procurement, contracts, subcontracts, or related field work experience; Master's degree with 13+ years procurement, contracts, subcontracts, or related field work experience.

  • Working knowledge of SAP/1ERP or related business application software as well as Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel & PowerPoint).

  • A successful candidate will possess strong leadership and mentoring capabilities of junior SCAs in addition to strong communication, writing, and presentation skills directed to all levels of internal/external management.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and/or accomplishing those simultaneously.

  • Possess active, in-scope DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Industrial Engineering.

  • The successful candidate will have experience with complex and competitive subcontracts for both U.S. Government and Commercial and multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable, possess knowledge relating to special payment provisions (i.e., progress or performance-based payments).

  • Lead the evaluation of customer RFP's and ability to collaborate with the program/planning team to develop subcontract RFP's that include Statements of Work, Technical/Quality Specifications, Deliverable Requirements List and Schedules, Performance Assessment Requirements, Terms and Conditions, Proposal Preparation and Pricing Requirements/Templates, Compliance Matrices, and supplier profiles.

  • Lead/mentor other SCAs with the preparation of supplier agreements (i.e., Teaming Agreements, Memorandums of Agreements, Long Term Pricing Agreements, etc.), conduct analysis and evaluation of subcontractor proposals/bidder conferences, negotiate deviations from work statements, schedule, and/or terms and conditions, while working closely with the Program Management team to ensure program requirements are met (cost/schedule/address any risk), negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes compliant subcontract awards with justifications and documentation to support internal and external audits, and manages/provides oversight/administers resulting subcontracts.

  • Experience reviewing subcontract packages from either peer or junior Subcontracts Administrators.

Salary Range: $117,800 - $176,600

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