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Manager 2, Subcontracts Administration

Requisition ID: R10072823

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Subcontracts Administration 2 to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals in San Diego, California. This exciting role supports the Global Surveillance division, performing on Northrop Grumman’s existing programs and platforms while also exploring exciting and new opportunities to shape Northrop Grumman’s portfolio of the future.

Essential Functions as a Leader:

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

You ensure your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

** This role provides an opportunity to lead and manage a team of 5 or more subcontract specialists who are responsible for the essential functions listed below. **

Essential Functions of the team:

  • All phases of the Subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions, market research, single/sole source determinations, request for proposals, commercial item determinations, source selection decision, proposal evaluations, negotiation strategy, awarding subcontracts, and execution of technical, cost and performance requirements.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with key partners such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.
  • Manages preparation of bid packages, supports 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 the portfolio, 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.
  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and collaborate well in a team environment across all levels. This position is fast-paced, with high expectations and significantly diverse assignments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years’ experience, or a Master’s Degree with at least 3 years’ experience, or a High School Diploma/equivalency with at least 9 years of experience in any of the following: Subcontracts Management, Procurement, Program Management, or Contracts Management
  • Leadership experience – Manager or Team Lead experience is acceptable
  • Experience with FAR and DFARS and/or similar environments supporting programs that range from research & development to full rate production
  • Experience with SAP or related purchasing software, in addition to Excel, PowerPoint, & MS Project

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 9 years’ experience, or a Master’s Degree with at least 7 years’ experience, or a High School Diploma/equivalency with at least 13 years of experience in any of the following: Subcontracts Management, Procurement, Program Management, or Contracts Management
  • Master’s degree in Business or MBA
  • Experience managing Subcontract Programs and/or a Subcontracts Team of 5+ people in support of major defense programs
  • Solid understanding of the Systems, Applications and Processes (SAP) procurement system, Supplier Scorecards and performance management, NG Principles and Operating Practices, and metric analysis
  • Strong Organization, Attention to detail and leadership characteristics
  • Significant experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership
  • Internal Northrop Grumman Subcontracts experience
  • Negotiating skills with contract in excess of $50 million
  • Change Management experience

Benefits:

  • We offer hybrid-remote work schedule, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment.
  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!
  • At Northrop Grumman, we are groundbreaking innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a phenomenal 401K matching program.

Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.