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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist in Palmdale, California

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 Sr. Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Level 4) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The Sr. Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist will be expected to:

  • Defines and develops material strategy.

  • Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products.

  • Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management.

  • Analyzes and aggregates supply/demand requirements.

  • Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools.

  • Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements.

  • Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements.

  • Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments.

  • Participates in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs.

  • Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed.

  • Creates/releases requisitions.

  • Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts.

  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 9 years or Master's Degree with 7 years (13 years in lieu of a degree) of experience in supply chain, production planning, materials planning, total quality management, procurement, supplier quality assurance, customer service, and/or industry related fields.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

  • Knowledge of SAP or similiar MRP/ERP systems.

  • Ability to perform 50% desk work and 50% production floor integration responsibilities with the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

  • Must be able and willing to work 1st shift on a 4/10 schedule (Monday through Thursday).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree.

  • 5 years of production control experience in a machine shop environment.

  • Familiarity with raw materials and outside processing techniques.

  • An active DoD Secret Clearance that has been granted/renewed within the last 5 years.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Global Supply Chain