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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 for a Supply Chain Procurement Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach.

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.

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



Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook)

  • Experience working with working Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a customer service environment

  • Experience in a DoD Procurement environment

  • Working knowledge of FAR/DFAR regulations related to Procurement

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

  • Proficient in ERP

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