At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (Level 4) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.
The Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (Level 4) will be expected 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 (issues purchase orders or subcontracts through MRP system), 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.
Bachelor's degree with minimum 9 years of experience in Subcontracts and/or Procurement (13 years of experience in lieu of a degree), or a Master's degree with 7 years of experience.
Experience issuing and managing purchase orders/subcontracts from beginning to end of life cycle
Working knowledge of FAR and DFARS regulations
Experience with SAP or another similar purchasing program
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Procurement.
Active Secret or Top Secret DoD Clearance within scope of 10 years for Secret and 5 years for Top Secret
Experience with management of high dollar subcontract or complex subcontracts.
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.