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Deputy Program Manager, Supply Chain (M1)

Requisition ID: R10081421

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is looking for a Deputy Program Manager, Supply Chain that is responsible and accountable for the execution of material and services content for the AARGM program within the Advanced Weapons Business Unit. This position reports within Global Supply Chain.

Coordinates cross-functionally with all of supply chain to ensure that the supply chain commitments are met, and that appropriate mitigation plans are developed and executed to address any programmatic risks related to suppliers. Responsible for the Risk & Issue management, Cost Account Management (CAM) and budget oversight, process efficiencies and development through all phases of the program. Ensures that prior to program execution, all elements of the proposed program(s) plans have complete and accurate schedules, budgets, and make/buy plans. Leads supply chain Program execution and is accountable for resource planning, material cost, forecasting, schedule performance, risk/opportunity management, supplier performance, and supply chain issue resolution.

The location for this opportunity is Northridge, California.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Drive overall supply chain strategy for the AARGM and AARGM-ER production line, including strategic sourcing and supplier capacity planning.
  • Develop strategies to support Foreign Military Sales (FMS) business, building flexibility and responsiveness into the supply chain.
  • Support capture team by establishing top-level proposal / acquisition strategy for procured materials, and lead material negotiations with the Government
  • Act as a key member of the AARGM/AARGM-ER Program Office Team, reporting programmatically to the Sr. Production Program Manager.
  • Acts as the main focal point for the Program Management Office (PMO) for the entire supply chain and coordinates cross-functionally to ensure that all supply chain commitments are met, and that appropriate mitigation plans are developed and executed to address any programmatic risks related to suppliers.
  • Responsible and accountable for the strategy, planning, and execution of all material and services content for a Program or collection of Programs.
  • Ensures that prior to program execution, all elements of the proposed program(s) plans have complete and accurate schedules, budgets, make/buy plans, and procurement and subcontracts strategies.
  • Briefs the PMO and executive management on the status and issues affecting Program cost and schedule performance.
  • Leads supply chain Program execution and is accountable for resource planning, material cost, forecasting, schedule performance, risk/opportunity management, supplier performance, and supply chain issue resolution.
  • Must be able to successfully lead a team of direct reports.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to work an amazing work schedule (4/10 Shift schedule: Monday-Thursday)
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree AND 5+ years of related experience that includes a background in Supply Chain Management and/or Program/ /Business Management, OR a Master’s degree AND 3+ years of experience that includes a background in Supply Chain Management and/or Program/Business Management (Preferred – A&D industry experience)
  • Must have minimum 2 years of Purchasing and/or Subcontracting experience, specifically in issuing Purchase Orders with a DOPA (Delegation of Purchasing Authority)
  • U.S citizen and ability to obtain US Government Secret clearance
  • Proven experience using MS Office Suite and various MRP/ERP systems (Preferred - Deltek Costpoint)
  • Must be able to travel as required (up to 25% of the time)

Traits to be Successful:

  • Ability to think both strategically and develop detailed execution plans
  • Ability and desire to perform in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement, inter-team communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively to Senior Leadership as well as domestic and international government customers.

Salary Range: $108,700 USD - $163,100 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.