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Sr. Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist

Requisition ID: R10077333

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Icon Location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA   |  Fairfax, 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: 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 future

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, we want you to join our Team as a Senior Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist by applying your experience in supply chain management, or related fields, to include business and financial planning, contracts administration, project management, logistics, or manufacturing. You will become a part of Northrop Grumman’s Global Supply Chain Team within the Defense Systems Sector, which is engaged throughout all aspects of the core technologies used within our major systems related to B-2 and other aircraft platforms. This position is based out of Oklahoma City, OK and can also support a full time teleworker.

Your responsibilities will encompass the full range of complex procurement and acquisition process including preparation and execution of a mixed portfolio of procurement requirements while ensuring compliance to company policies and procedures. You will apply your understanding of the buyer and the seller roles in establishing mutually successful business arrangements, with experiences in work specifications and solicitations/bid packages, proposal evaluation, price and term negotiations, development of contractual documentation and post award administration.  You will use your ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, and have an agile perspective of compliance protocol mandated by regulated industry.

Within the GSC organization the candidate will support a team-based organization and perform activities in a variety of cross-functional areas including but not limited to strategic analysis, complex negotiations, materials planning, procurement execution/award, finance, and internal customer service. Ideal candidates are generally experienced in multiple areas of the procurement or contractual function(s), developing business relationships, and demonstrating an affinity for working with, or understanding both manufacturing and technology. 

Responsibilities:

Sourcing and procuring goods and services of a commodity nature from many suppliers. Initiates Requests for Quotations and Proposals and receives same, analyzing proposed pricing from potential suppliers, will provide direct support to management for oversight of bill of material submissions, including applied escalation factors, all levels of required approval coordination, in accordance with corporate compliance and legal requirements, and provides support for overall procurement requirements for the site.

In conjunction with 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.

Issues purchase orders. Manages performance of purchase orders, ensures compliance with on time deliveries, 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 follow-up activities. Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.

Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed. Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency, and continuous improvement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 14 years of relevant experience

  • Will consider at least 10 years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree or at least 8 years of relevant experience with Master’s

  • Solid understanding of procurement principles, policies, procedures, and regulations 

  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment, able to multi-task, make decisions in a timely manner and display strong interpersonal skills

  • Solid knowledge of FAR/DFARS and associated Federal Contracting regulations is requisite

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with myriad levels of the organization including but not limited to developing and delivering to sector, division, business unit and Customer Leadership

  • Ability to maintain high level of confidence in the areas of supply chain along with relative understanding of basic project

  • Must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills as well as the ability to multi-task in a challenging environment

  • Professional experience in a regulated industry; to include Aerospace & Defense, Insurance, Financial Services, Telecommunications

  • SAP experience

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and/or Cost Reimbursable,

  • Familiarity with terms and conditions, and/or special contract clauses/types such as: long term agreements and intellectual property agreements.

  • Demonstrated negotiation experience

  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP  

This position reports to Oklahoma City, OK, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Fairfax, VA, VA, USA.


Salary Range: $88,500 USD - $132,700 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.