Search All Jobs

Supply Chain Planning Specialist/Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10084217

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Icon Location: El Segundo, CA, USA   |  San Diego, CA, USA  |  Palmdale, CA, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Supply Chain Planning Specialist/Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist to join our team in El Segundo, CA, Rancho Bernardo, CA, or Palmdale, CA, a team of qualified, dedicated, and diverse professionals designing, developing, building, and supporting some of the world's most advanced products. This position is dynamic and challenging, requiring ingenuity, collaboration, and an insatiable drive to make the impossible possible.  We’ll support you with training, employee resource groups, and robust benefits as we work together to defend and define the future.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Defines and develops material strategies to meet manufacturing timelines and quality requirements.
  • Assesses supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; and evaluates production, material, and rough-cut capacity for all products.
  • Participates in the make/buy process, long-term capacity, and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management, and product-line management.
  • Utilizes MRP tools to analyze supply/demand requirements, monitors inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements and maintains accurate material lead times.
  • Collaborates with Program Management, Manufacturing, Procurement, Engineering, and Quality Assurance to develop solutions to a variety of challenges to meet manufacturing and testing schedules per the Integrated Master Schedule.
  • Receives and reviews requirements for non-standard parts, assesses and addresses the schedule impact of design revisions, and communicates material position as it relates to production and financial forecasts.
  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements. Creates and adjusts requirements and requisitions.
  • Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed.

Basic Qualifications - Supply Chain Planning Specialist:

  • Bachelor's degree with three years related experience, or Master’s degree and 1 year related experience, or at least 4-years of related business experience in lieu of a degree. Business experience needs to be in subcontracts, contracts management, supply chain, production, proposal price/cost analysis, and/or strategic sourcing. 
  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance and Special Program access.
  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP system and experience with data sets including analyzing large data sets.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.

Basic Qualifications - Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist:

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of relevant work experience, Master’s degree and 4 year of relevant work experience, or at least 7-years of related business experience in lieu of a degree. Business experience needs to be in subcontracts, contracts management, supply chain, production, proposal price/cost analysis, and/or strategic sourcing. 
  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance and Special Program access.
  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP system and experience with data sets including analyzing large data sets.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current DOD Secret clearance (or above) & NGC Special Program Access
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experienced communicator with ability to present information in an organized and effective manner.
  • Experience with the SAP MRP system and advanced Excel spreadsheets.

This position reports to El Segundo, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.


Salary Range: $70,200 USD - $105,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.



Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.