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Northrop Grumman Staff Subcontracts Administrator in Northridge, California

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, 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.

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 Defense Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking a Staff Subcontracts Administrator.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing and corresponding with suppliers, developing sourcing/evaluation strategies;

  • Preparing/issuing RFPs with appropriate customer flow downs and terms & conditions.

  • Conducting bidders' conferences; proposal evaluations; conducting negotiations to meet contract/program targets/schedule, terms & conditions/payment terms for materials & services;

  • Administering resultant subcontracts; ensuring compliance with FAR/DFARS regulations and purchasing policies & procedures

  • Validating pricing; and maintaining proper PO files with correct documentation.

  • Managing purchase order modifications, which include coordination of required additions, deletions, or other modifications or formal documented communication to suppliers, arranging and participating in supplier meetings and controlling and reporting supplier progress.

  • Evaluating customer RFP's and working with the program 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 and Templates, Compliance Matrices and supplier profiles.

  • Preparation of Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements, and Memorandums of Agreement, preparation and management of internal step reviews of new opportunities and formal customer proposal preparation.

  • Analyzes and evaluates subcontractor proposals, negotiate deviations from work statements, schedule, and/or terms and conditions, while working closely with the Program Management team.

  • Provides supplier pricing, deviations from scope and/or terms and conditions, comprehensive cost analysis and justifications, and technical data assertions to the Contracts group during the proposal preparation phase.

  • Selects or recommends suppliers, writes formal awards, processes internal justifications, and document files in preparation for internal and external audits

  • 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



Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 years experience with a Bachelor's Degree or 12 years experience with a Master's Degree

  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills with history of interfacing effectively with all levels of management, and internal and external customers and suppliers.

  • High energy/self-starter with proven leadership skills and ability to multi-task in a multi-functional environment.

  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness to support fast-changing program requirements

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and costpoint software

  • Note: **Security clearance is not required but should have ability to obtain one.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with FAR/DFARS and/or ITAR Export Licensing requirements

  • Experience with major subcontractors and government procurement regulations

  • Active Security Clearance

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