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Sentinel (GBSD) – Material Distribution Manager 1 – 8779

Requisition ID: R10072561

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Material Distribution Manager 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Vandenberg, California and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. Learn more about the Sentinel program here. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

Manage the daily operations and lead a team of 7-10 people or work unit; direct supervision of the staff, assignment of work, schedules, day to day workflow, and operating costs comprised of experienced exempt and non-exempted employees exercising minimal to moderate independence in their assignments to accomplish required statement of work. Daily efforts will include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the coordination and movement of material, hardware, and finished goods throughout the site while ensuring process/procedural compliance safeguarding both personnel and product
  • Providing guidance and oversight of Packaging Engineering group’s SOW
  • Manage overall group to ensure Safety, Quality, Delivery, Employee, Cost (SQDEC) targets are achieved 
  • Provide direction to all subordinates using established policies and procedures; ensure subordinate work is reviewed for adequacy in meeting cost and quality objectives
  • Schedule equipment and personnel to manage customer demands for the production schedule, shop load, and inventory requirements.
  • Form partnerships and act as an agent between material planners and storekeepers
  • Oversee employees, processes, and equipment and warehouses including:
    SAP and Pick Tickets
  • Assist in physical movement of materials where necessary
  • Advise management of the status of work in progress, equipment availability, and potential material issues to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials, and services are provided as needed
  • May perform on-going operational tasks of organizational groups or be assigned to teams working on sector level tasks, projects or process changes/improvements
  • Conduct briefings and participate in program/ homeroom meetings with internal and/or external representatives concerning material issues and manufacturing/programmatic risks and/or constraints
  • Interface with manufacturing supervision and site leadership to support program/site needs, process improvements, and resource management
  • Monitor work operations and actively assist or provide direction to subordinates in the following areas:

  • Receiving – oversee the receipt and unloading/loading of materials in plant warehouses Storeroom – oversee the receipt, issuing, and delivery of general stores inventory.
  • Contracts – oversee the stocking, issuing, and delivery of contract materials to production lines utilizing SAP and Pick Ticket Application
  • Packaging – oversee packaging designs and containerization/palletization of unit loads to ensure safe transport of items Deliveries – oversee shipment department operations and cover plant deliveries as required

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

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • BA Degree with 5 years minimum experience. An extra 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • At least 1 year experience leading projects or cross-functional teams.
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance adjudicated within the last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Supply Chain Management or similar
  • Experience in SAP enterprise resource planning software
  • Ability to lead and motivate peers to mentor and ensure others meet complex objectives
  • Ability to work across disciplines to influence change to improve operational efficiency
  • High degree of creativity and ability to solve a wide range of problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead safety initiatives to drive a culture of a safety-first environment
  • In-depth knowledge/experience managing kitting requirements
  • Experienced in inventory control, stock transfer, parts kitting, packaging principles, and movement of items through the supply chain infrastructure.
  • Experience supporting complex packaging, shipping, and logistical requirements
  • Experience with storing and managing inventory with shelf-life requirements and tight environmental controls
  • Basic computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project)

Salary Range: $89,800 USD - $134,800 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.