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.
Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, we want you to join our Team as a Senior Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist by applying your experience in supply chain management, or related fields, to include business and financial planning, contracts administration, or project management. You will become a part of Northrop Grumman's Global Supply Chain Team within the Defense Systems Sector, which is engaged throughout all aspects of the core technologies used within our Major Components & Spares program, within B-2.
Sources and procures specialized goods and services
Owns contractual management for the supplier
Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases
Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users
Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services
Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, conducts competitions for new and best value sources, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts
In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules
Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations
Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations
Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities
Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded. Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers
Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed
Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement
Ability to work autonomously
Ability to interface directly with senior leadership and internal product team leads effectively
Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 14 years of relevant experience; will consider 10 years of relevant experience with bachelor's degree or 8 year of relevant experience with Master's
Solid understanding of procurement principles, policies, procedures, and regulations
Capable of working in a fast-paced environment, ability to multi-task, make decisions in a timely manner and display strong interpersonal skills
Solid knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with myriad levels of the organization including but not limited to developing and delivering to sector, division, business unit and Customer Leadership
Ability to maintain high level of confidence in the areas of supply chain management
Must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance
US Citizenship required
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Professional experience in a regulated industry; to include Aerospace & Defense, Insurance, Financial Services, Telecommunications
Demonstrated experience with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and/or Cost Reimbursable
Familiarity with terms and conditions, and/or special contract clauses/types such as: long term agreements and intellectual property agreements
Demonstrated negotiation experience
Salary Range: $87,500 - $131,300
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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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.
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