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Manager Supply Chain Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10057777

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Warner Robins, GA, 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, 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 Defense Systems has an opening for a Manager Global Supply Chain Programs 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Warner Robins, GA.

The OU Manager for Global Supply Chain Programs is responsible for leading a Team of Subcontracts Managers, Subcontracts Specialists, and buyers supporting the Subsystems & Software Sustainment Operating Unit. This true leader will be responsible for ensuring overall Supply Chain performance and that the Subcontractor(s) adhere to the cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements of the contract. Incredible exposure opportunity to act as the Senior Manager focal point to major suppliers for all Subcontracts related activities; brief executive management and the Customer on the status/issues affecting performance, schedule, or cost; and conduct program reviews with the Subcontractors, Program Office, and the Senior Leadership Team at the OU.

As the OU Manager for Global Supply Chain, you will interface with multiple internal and external functional areas including Program Management, Operations, Engineering, Mission Assurance, other Northrop Grumman functional departments, and our government partner. The Manager responsibilities will encompass the full range of the procurement and subcontract acquisition process including participation in strategic sourcing decisions, international subcontracting, teaming agreement generation and execution, preparing requests for proposals consistent with customer solicitations, federal statutes and regulations and  enterprise policies and procedures, evaluating proposal submissions, identifying risk and mitigation strategies, developing negotiation plans and negotiating, and preparing subcontract files in compliance with Northrop Grumman values, policies, procedures, and practices.

This position reports directly to the Systems Sustainment & Software Business Unit Senior GSC Manager and will work collaboratively with the S&SS OU Director. As an in integral part of the S&SS OU Leadership Team, you will be expected to develop the procurement strategy to ensure all programs can achieve the highest level of efficiency and effectively communicate plans to the functional areas. You will be expected to work collaboratively with the OU Material Operations Manager to ensure all programs are in a positive healthy material status, provide material cost forecasting with a variance below 5%.

Leadership characteristics and people engagement is of the upmost importance with an ability to exhibit professionalism and create a team working and learning environment. Communication is paramount, with an ability to clearly define expectations and work through issues. Additional leadership characteristics include the ability and willingness to assume accountability when the perception of need exists, and an ability to accomplish tasks in a positive manner while managing multiple projects at the same time with varying levels of maturity. Delivering status reports, reacting to urgent requirements, applying supply chain knowledge and experience to successfully navigate high pace and high-level expectations, educating Program team, direct reports, and suppliers on processes, capabilities, policy, FAR/DFARS, and procurement and subcontracting principles.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establish Subcontract & Procurement Strategies to be implemented by the OU Global Supply Chain Team to include long term pricing agreements, favorable contract negotiations, capacity evaluations, etc.
  • Focus on impactful relationships with strategic partners to ensure our suppliers have the ability to meet contractual demands
  • Establish processes and procedures for program proposals to including educating and training GSC personnel on the process.
  • Work collaboratively with other functional areas to meet OU commitments.
  • Drive continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within the OU.
  • Manage and communicate procurement risks and opportunities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 10 years related experience
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams or projects with a minimum of 2 years of managing people
  • General knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations
  • Understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and regulations is essential.
  • Demonstrated success in continuous process improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and identify trends
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • US citizen and ability to obtain a DOD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business or Supply Chain Management
  • 10+ years of experience in US Government procurement, contracts and/or subcontracts
  • Experience with international subcontracting and SAP Procurement & Accounting System is highly desirable
  • International procurement & subcontract experience
  • Understanding of Obsolescence and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)
  • Experience with all aspects of proposal generation

Salary Range: $134,200 USD - $201,400 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.