Northrop Grumman Subcontracts Admin Manager 3 - Palmdale, CA (Secret clearance) in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join efforts to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented Subcontracts Administrator Manager 3 to lead our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The Subcontracts Manager will be responsible for managing a subcontracts team, which includes a team of two Manager 2s and 15 Subcontract Administrators (various levels) that support the Development, Sustainment, and Production programs in the program portfolio.

The Subcontracts Manager will be based in Palmdale, CA and will lead a team at that site as well as a small team in Oklahoma City, OK.

Responsibilities include:

  • Directs and manages all cost, schedule and technical performance requirements that are levied on subcontractors and are required to ensure performance and support of contract milestones.

  • Acts as the main focal point to major suppliers for all subcontract related activities; briefs executive management and customer on the status and issues affecting performance or cost; and conducts program reviews with the subcontractor and program office.

  • Responsible for and directs all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, and cost/delivery/quality accountability.

  • Acts as an integral part of Integrate Product Team and Subcontracts Management Teams (SMTs) to make decisions affecting the performance of subcontractors. Establishes milestone objectives and manages performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications.

  • Provides daily direction to staff of subcontracts professionals to ensure program commitments are met.

  • Recruits, trains, and develops subcontracts professionals as needed.

  • Ensures team adherence to company procurement policies and procedures as well as compliance with FAR and DFAR regulations.

  • Performs other functional manager responsibilities including time charging approval, performance evaluations, weekly reporting, etc.

  • Interfaces with DCMA to discuss supplier performance and procurement process as applicable

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Minimum of 10 years of combined experience in any of the following: Subcontract Management, Procurement, Program Management or Contract Management

  • Minimum of 3 years experience managing contracts in excess of $50 Million

  • Minimum of 3 years experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience using any of the following software tools: SAP, Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, or MS Project

  • Must possess active DoD Secret Clearance or Higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management

  • Experience working on high dollar value subcontracts, e.g., $50M plus is preferred.

  • Internal Northrop Grumman Subcontracts experience

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Aircraft Sustainment Programs

  • Minimum of 8 years of DoD Subcontract Management Experience

  • Active DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance

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