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Sr Prncpl Supl Chn Subctr Spec

Requisition ID: R10084306

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Icon Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Unknown, VA, USA +1 more
  • 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: No
  • 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 Mission Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist (Band 4) in our Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) team!

This position is located in Baltimore/Linthicum, MD with an opportunity for 100% telework for the selected candidate. 

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Source and procure specialized goods and services.
  • Own contractual management for the supplier.
  • Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders such as legal, contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.
  • Develop subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.
  • Prepare bid packages, conduct bidders conferences, analyze and evaluate proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommend subcontractors, write awards, and administer resulting subcontracts.
  • Maintain, negotiate and coordinate additions, deletions, or modifications to subcontracts.
  • Initiate, review, negotiate, and coordinate stakeholder approval for internal agreements such as Terms and Conditions, NDA’s, Teaming Agreements, Licensing Agreements, etc.
  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluate and monitor supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.
  • Identify strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations.
  • Manage performance of subcontracts, ensure compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations, IP requirements and FAR/DFARS clauses.
  • Employ sound business practices and assess supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation is provided to AP, logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded. Manage and develop strategic/key suppliers.
  • Review and approve supplier payment, as needed.
  • Utilize process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Engage with GSC team and other functions to improve and enhance GSC procedures, systems, processes, analytics, and tools. 
  • Assist with day to day leadership, training and professional development of fellow team members.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years' of experience in Global Supply Chain, Purchasing/Procurement, Operations, Business, or other related field; 8+ years’ of experience with Masters degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams.
  • Experience with Subcontracts, Procurement and/or Contracts
  • Experience with SAP or related business application software
  • Experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with negotiating contracts and agreements  (Terms and Conditions, NDA’s, Teaming Agreements)
  • Experience with Ariba SLP
  • Current DoD Secret clearance/Experience in closed areas

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Unknown, VA, VA, USA.


Salary Range: $97,300 USD - $153,200 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.