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Staff Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10074693

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • 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.

This is position is a hybrid position in Baltimore, MD where the individual will be responsible for the management of hardware and services programs for the MLSS (Maritime/Land Systems & Sensors) Division.  Manages as well as oversees and coordinates requirements assignments across the Division. Supports and leads special projects that requires advanced knowledge and experience of Supply Chain planning and procurement processes.  Participates in proposal efforts including complex source selection, strategic supplier management and negotiations. Provides mentorship and training to junior team members with planning processes. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program office disciplines in program level Supply Chain strategies and plans. Ensure the timely placement and receipt of all material requirements to meet those strategies and plans in support of program requirements including complete material management / ownership (schedule, cost and Material EAC). This candidate may be responsible for multiple programs, which will have numerous variations in responsibilities from simple to complex. Utilizes process tools internally and with supplier(s) to drive quality, efficiency, and continuous improvement.

Manages Requests for Quotations and Proposals and ensures timely receipt, analyzing proposed pricing from potential supplier(s). In conjunction with manufacturing and quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules. Works with internal customers to ensure specifications are appropriate for the services or products required. Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through targeted negotiations.  Manages performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations, if applicable. Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities. Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded. Reviews and approves supplier(s) payment as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a US Citizen and ability to obtain government security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree and 15+ years of experience required in the areas of Program Management, Subcontract Management, Planning, or Purchasing experience; Master's degree and 13+ years
  • Advanced knowledge of Supply Chain planning, procurement and subcontracts principles and practices.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written), time management skills, and information management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills leading to innovative solutions.
  • Detail oriented, strategic thinking, and analytical.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and people leadership skills; ability to leverage professional relationships
  • Proven multitasking ability; resilience when faced with multiple deadlines and competing priorities ​
  • Leading project teams developing strategic solutions
  • Support the planning and execution of special projects and assignments
  • Drive development and maintenance of innovative, responsive analyses, processes, infrastructure, and tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Past experience performing successfully in a buying, supply chain planning, or supply chain program management role; Demonstrated success in managing complex supplier specifications, drawings, SOW's and supplier issue resolution
  • The individual with be a key contributor to the continuous improvement and streamlining of common GSC processes
  • Maintains strong, positive interoffice and stakeholder relations. Represents GSC in cross-organizational workgroups, communities of practice, project teams, etc.
  • Facilitate change within the organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the business.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVMS) or prior CAM (Control account Manager)
  • Experience with DSEAs, ITAR, and international export requirements.
  • Active Security Clearance or ability to obtain a Security Clearance
  • Knowledge of U.S. government and industry supply chain practices
  • Working knowledge of SAP or 1ERP
  • Expertise in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Masters degree and 13+ years of supply chain, contracts, business management or related experience.


Salary Range: $126,600 USD - $190,000 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.