Sr. / Principal Supply Chain Subcontract SpecialistUnknown City, MD

Requisition ID: R10163649

  • Category: Global Supply Chain

  • Location: Unknown City, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Interim Secret

  • Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman is seeking an experienced and motivated professional for the role of a Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist with experiences in supply chain management, or related fields, to include business and financial planning, contracts administration, project management, logistics, or manufacturing.

The successful applicant will become a part of Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Mission's Capabilities Team (AMC) within the Mission Systems Sector, which is engaged throughout all aspects of the core technologies used within our major systems. This position may be worked 100% remote at the Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (Band 3) or Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (Band 4) . This position is contingent upon funding.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Sources and procures specialized goods and services.

  • Owns contractual management for the supplier.

  • Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.

  • Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.

  • Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts.

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

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

  • Manages performance of subcontracts, 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.

  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.

  • Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.

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

Band 3 Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 years of supply chain, procurement, business management and/or related experience with a Bachelor’s; 4 years of supply chain, procurement, business management and/or related with a Master’s

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

  • Must be US citizen and be able to obtain a Secret clearance.

Band 4 Basic Qualifications:

  • 10 Years in procurement, contracts, subcontracts and/or business management with Bachelors; 8 Years with Master’s in procurement, contracts, subcontracts and/or business management.

  • Must possess strong communication and writing skills.

  • Must be US citizen and be able to obtain a Secret clearance.

  • Must possess strong leadership and presentation skills directed to all levels of internal/external management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills as well as the ability to multi-task in a challenging environment

  • Professional experience in a regulated industry; to include Aerospace & Defense, Insurance, Financial Services, Telecommunications

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and/or Cost Reimbursable,

  • Familiarity with terms and conditions, and/or special contract clauses/types such as: long term agreements and intellectual property agreements.

  • Demonstrated negotiation experience

  • Knowledge of DFAR/FAR

  • SAP Experience

Salary Range: $80,600 - $121,000

Salary Range 2: $99,900 - $149,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.