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Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10079050

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Icon Location: Huntsville, AL, USA   |  Colorado Springs, CO, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

SP Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
LMDS has an opening for a
Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, Alabama.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Convey to the Global Supply Chain Program Manager and IPT a full understanding of the materials acquisition and subcontractor requirements and plan.
  • Lead the IPT to achieve material-related program objectives (cost, schedule, quality), while managing material risks and opportunities.
  • Ensure program budget, materials availability, and quality objectives are met by managing and directing the activities of IPT members, the Procurement Team and external suppliers and customers.
  • Develop and communicate material acquisition and subcontractor management objectives and strategies.
  • Manage the Make/Buy process
  • Manage material risks and obsolescence
  • Track and forecast in support of program Financial objectives (budget performance, sales and EBIT)
  • Identify and promptly communicate all deficiencies and deviations from plan and assure and manage actions required to correct them.

This position may be filled at a higher level based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 6 or more years of supply chain, material planning, or closely related experience; OR a master's degree and 5 or more years of supply chain, material planning, or closely related experience
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP system
  • MS Office including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior work experience in Aerospace & Defense
  • Prior work experience with SAP
  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Secret Clearance

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This position reports to Huntsville, AL, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Colorado Springs, CO, CO, USA.

Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 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

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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.