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Staff Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Requisition ID: R10073444

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial 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 Staff Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Chandler, Arizona. 

Roles and responsibilities:

  • 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

Working in Northrop Grumman means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility, and reshaping the world we live in. If you’re looking for challenging work
experiences with a bigger purpose and desire to learn in a collaborative environment, we invite you to look for the next step in your career at Northrop Grumman. 

Qualifications - External

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 15 years combined experience, or a minimum of 13- years combined experience with a Master’s Degree, or at least 19 years of business experience in lieu of a degree. Experience must be in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, and/or Project Management
  • Minimum of 10 years of Subcontracts, Procurement or Contracts experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with SAP or related business application software
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS


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

As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which includes:
•      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 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo


Salary Range: $111,400 USD - $167,000 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.



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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.