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Supply Chain Procurement Specialist

Requisition ID: R10082014

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Icon Location: Melbourne, FL, USA   |  Unknown City, FL, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Supply Chain Procurement Specialist to support our Global Supply Chain Category Management Strategy team in Melbourne, Florida.

The Category Management Strategy Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist assesses supplier economics, perform analysis, and define strategies to streamline parts within defined categories. Confers with multiple suppliers, analyze operations to determine factors that affect prices, and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Identifies opportunities for long-term contracts, reduction in complexity, and improved total cost of ownership. Defines long-term agreements, release requests for quotations for high-dollar requirements, review proposals, negotiate strategically significant contracts, select or recommend suppliers, and compile information to keep informed trends. Engages in the make-buy process. Coordinates relationship strategy for suppliers who cross-defined categories. Execute opportunity levers as defined by category.

This individual will have the opportunity to be a part of establishing/leading a new team, creating the ground floor culture and brand to the AS Global Supply Chain Category Management team. In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Support assessment and identification of category opportunities
  • Support supplier diversity and communicate diversity goals to category management leads
  • Manage qualification and onboarding for new suppliers
  • Ensure the most up-to-date knowledge of category market, including innovations and key new emerging technologies
  • Sourcing various commodities across multiple programs
  • Perform robust “should-cost” pricing analysis, source analysis for long term agreements and high-dollar requirements
  • Proficiency in the procurement process, including but not limited to price analysis, negotiations, risk management
  • Ability to understand engineering practices and work within the technology arena to further the connection between the technology roadmaps and Global Supply Chain
  • Interfacing and collaborating with Programs and other organizations within and outside of Global Supply Chain
  • The preferred candidate should possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and be extremely organized, as well as being an Excel power user.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of experience, Master’s degree with at least 1 year of experience, or high school diploma/equivalent with at least 7 years of experience in Business, Program Management, or Supply Chain
  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, DFARs and terms and conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building teams, interacting with multifunctional roles/dept
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Budgeting experience and EVM knowledge
  • Solid understanding of engineering/technical requirements

This position reports to Melbourne, FL, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Unknown City, FL, FL, USA.


Salary Range: $53,500 USD - $80,300 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.