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Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Requisition ID: R10062129

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Middle River, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 future.Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is currently seeking a Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist to support its Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) Operating Unit (OU) portfolio. Responsibilities include:   
  • Full lifecycle of Global Supply Chain activities from sourcing solutions through final closeout of the contract
  • Develop subcontract specifications, and terms and conditions for the procurement of services, specialized materials, and/or equipment
  • Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, performs price/cost, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts
  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded
  • Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts
  • Participates with program functional areas to coordinate subcontract funding, invoice processing and program reviews.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users
  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules
  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations
  • Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.
  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement
  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers. Reviews and approves supplier payments
  • Performs final closeouts
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 10 years of relevant experience
  • Will consider 6 years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree or 4 year of relevant experience with Master’s
  • Understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and regulations
  • The ability to collaborate with program management and other multi-functional teams
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  • Must have a general knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, work successfully in a fast- paced environment and apply sound judgment to problem solving
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • US Citizenship required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with International Procurements under US Govt. prime contracts
  • Prior experience working issues related to Import / Export of materials and technology
  • Prior experience with Aircraft Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) DoD contracts
  • Familiar with SAP procurement systems

Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $120,100 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.