San Diego, California

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 sector is seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (Level 3 or Level 4) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position is not a telecommute role, it is in the office however, can be based out of Rancho Bernardo, CA, El Segundo, CA or Palmdale, CA .

Essential Functions:
  • 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, conducts competitions for new and best value sources, 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.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to interface directly with senior leadership and internal product team leads effectively.
This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist level or Sr Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree with at least 6-years of experience, or a Masters Degree with at least 4-years of experience in Subcontracts, Procurement, or other supply chain experience (10 years of experience in lieu of a degree.)
  • Experience with SAP or another similar purchasing program.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government DoD security clearance at the Secret level within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.
Basic Qualifications (Sr Principal Level)
  • 10 years' of experience in Subcontracts and/or Procurement with a Bachelor's degree (14 years of experience total in lieu of a Bachelor's degree), or 8 years of experience with a Master's degree
  • Experience issuing and managing purchase orders/subcontracts from beginning to end of life cycle
  • Basic working knowledge of FAR and DFARS regulations
  • Experience with SAP or another similar purchasing program
  • Candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government DoD security clearance at the Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Procurement.
  • Strong working knowledge of FAR and DFARS regulations.
  • Experience with management of high dollar subcontract or complex subcontracts.
  • Experience issuing and managing purchase orders/subcontracts from beginning to end of life cycle.
  • Active Top Secret DoD Clearance.
  • If candidate has a Top Secret clearance, candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 5 years.
Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

San Diego, California

 

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© 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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