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Northrop Grumman Supply Chain Procuremnt Specialist in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening of a Supply Chain Procurement Space to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

In this role, the successful candidate will be part of an organization focused on planning, acquiring and managing non-flight, non-deliverable hardware for Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector (NGSSS) engineering development and test activities. The candidate will also support programs needing acquisition of general purpose test equipment. The role is focused on process discipline, compliance to Northrop Grumman Command Media and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Process improvements as well as delivering superior customer service to support our customer base is an ongoing focus.

Responsibilities will include gathering quotes from suppliers as well as entering requisitions into Engineering Property System (EPS) or iBuy to generate Purchase Orders and acquire equipment. Forms and waivers may also be required for certain purchases, such as Single Sole Source Justification (SSJ) or Information Technology Waivers. Accurately reconciling corporate credit card statements each month is a requirement of the position, as well as documenting notes in a database to reflect current order status.

Essential Functions:

  • Sources and procures goods and services of a commodity nature from many suppliers.

  • Initiates Requests for Quotations and Proposals and receives same, analyzing proposed pricing from potential suppliers.

  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.

  • Works with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required.

  • Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations.

  • Issues purchase orders.

  • Manages performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.

  • Utilize a corporate credit card to process orders for repair of General Purpose Test Equipment and using iBuy to Rent or Lease equipment from suppliers

  • Reconcile monthly credit card statements

  • 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.

  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.

  • Must have the ability to communicate with various levels of leadership


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 3 years of supply chain management experience or 1 year of supply chain management experience and Masters Degree

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook)

  • Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning System

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a customer service environment

  • Experience in a DoD Procurement environment

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations related to Procurement

  • Proficient in ERP/SAP Systems

  • Experience with SAP, IBUY, XiBuy Reconciliation

  • LEAN or Process Improvement experience

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