Melbourne, Florida

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Melbourne, FL with a 9/80 work schedule, occasional travel and excellent career growth potential supporting the rapidly growing Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence.

Sources and procures complex, specialized goods and services. Owns contractual management for the supplier. Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as legal, contracts, finance, planning, operations, program management, engineering, and quality. As part of a cross-functional team, candidate will monitor and manage schedule, cost, technical and quality performance of suppliers in support of US Government programs. Subcontract Specialists will interface with supplier leadership teams to motivate and drive excellence in performance of contractual requirements.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases

Assesses supplier performance and regularly communicates feedback to Supplier Leadership

Manages supplier performance throughout the subcontracting lifecycle

Ensures compliance with all FAR, DFARS and public law requirements, as well as company policies and procedures

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

Cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with suppliers, customers and internal stakeholders

Contributes to Program Risk and Opportunity management

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

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 6 years combined experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management or a minimum of 4 years combined experience in in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management with a Master’s Degree

Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with SAP or related business application software

Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS

Must have an Active, In-Scope DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management

Negotiating skills with contract in excess of $25 million

Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership

Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience or training

Working level knowledge of Business Law

Risk mitigation experience

Change Management experience

In-Scope DOD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted or renewed within the past 6 years

Special Program Access

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Melbourne, Florida

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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