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Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist/ Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Requisition ID: R10075005

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Lake Charles, LA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the futureNorthrop Grumman Enterprise Services / Corporate is seeking a talented and motivated Subcontract Administration professional.   This position can be filled at a level 3 or level 4 depending on experience and education.  This position is in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Hybrid or Full-Time teleworking may be considered.Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Sources and procures specialized material goods and services including Consultant services.
  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.
  • Owns contractual management for the Supplier and coordinates and collaborates regularly with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, programs, business development/capture, operations, and other end-users.
  • Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases.
  • Assists with the development of subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized material goods and services, including Consultant services.
  • Prepares bid packages, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers and tracks resulting subcontracts.
  • Evaluates and monitors Supplier’s quality and reliability, as well as ability to support required schedules.
  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations.
  • Manages performance of subcontracts and 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 regular and frequent follow-up activities.
  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided for all contract deliverables so that material receipts can be recorded and/or proper acceptance can be performed.
  • Reviews and approves payments for services in conjunction with functional requesters.
  • Administers the daily activity of the Corporate L316 anti-corruption policy including, but not limited to, performing due diligence, maintaining tracking of activity, and helping others as the Sector subject matter expert for Global Supply Chain.
  • Contributes to the overall learning and development of Global Supply Chain and other stakeholders in both Consulting and L316 Administration as well as other various Global Supply Chain topics.
  • Supports and participates on contract surveillance activities as directed by Supply Chain Compliance.
The successful candidate will be:
  • a well-organized self-starter possessing a high level of attention to detail and have excellent interpersonal/communication skills. 
  • able to travel domestically approximately 10% - 20% of the time.
Level 3, Principal:Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • Will consider 3 years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree or 1 year of relevant experience with Master’s
  • Ability to collaborate, lead, and build rapport across all levels of the organization.
  • Practical experience with specialized material goods procurements as well as specialized labor-hour type services
  • Practical experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Practical experience with SAP/Costpoint
  • Practical experience with various types of contract execution including materials/goods, services, and onboarding of Consultant services
  • Practical experience in anti-corruption due diligence and vetting
  • Practical experience with M365
Level 4, Senior Principal:
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 14 years of relevant experience
  • Will consider 10 years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree or 8 year of relevant experience with Master’s
  • Proficient ability to collaborate, lead, and build rapport across all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency with specialized material goods procurements as well as specialized labor-hour type services
  • Proficiency with SAP/Costpoint
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Practical experience with various types of contract execution including materials/goods, services, and onboarding of Consultant services.
  • Practical experience in anti-corruption due diligence and vetting.
  • Practical experience with M365

Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $114,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $89,800 USD - $141,700 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.