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Northrop Grumman Supplier Quality Manager 1 in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Supplier Quality Manager 1 to join our growing team of diverse professionals in Sierra Vista, Arizona .


  • Provides leadership and management for a team of Supplier quality personnel working together to provide Supplier quality services for multiple programs

  • Responsible for Supplier Quality risk management

  • Develops and implements supplier quality evaluation and control systems

  • Assures supplier process and product quality, including contractual, regulatory, and technical compliance

  • Interfaces directly with supplier personnel and must be knowledgeable in and capable of assessing both supplier quality and manufacturing processes and procedures

  • Conducts product and process verification activities, monitors supplier quality performance, and drives root cause corrective action analysis for supplier quality issues

  • Supports the maintenance of the approved supplier list and periodically reviews supplier performance to determine whether suppliers should remain on the approved list

  • Manages supplier requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancy reporting process

  • Keeps management apprised of supplier performance, quality status, and risks

  • Coordinates and oversees Supplier Quality plan implementation through all program phases

  • Actively engages in supplier evaluation, qualification and selection as part of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP) and as new procurements are required on existing programs

  • Manages implementation of Supplier Quality processes, including supplier approval activities, source selection evaluations, supplier classification designation (Critical, Key and Standard), development and execution of supplier quality risk assessments and mitigation plans, and supplier quality requirements development and flow-downs


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of quality, supplier, or logistics experience

  • Bachelor's degree in logistics, business, or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of quality, supplier, or logistics experience

  • Master's degree in logistics, business, or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of quality, supplier, or logistics experience

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must be able to work on-site in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of relatable Quality Assurance experience

  • Experience navigating SAP software

  • Formal training in root cause/corrective action analysis

  • Formal training in AS9100 auditing

  • Previous Supplier Quality experience on international programs

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment

  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with customers and team members

  • Extreme attention to detail while managing a variety of tasks, and ensuring complete accuracy

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 : Mission and Quality Assurance