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Manager Supply Chain Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10084278

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Magna, UT, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Propulsion Systems, is recruiting for a Sr.  Manager, Supply Chain Programs who will primarily be responsible for managing a program team of that oversee all material requirements for specific solid rocket motor propulsion programs. This position will report directly to the Director, Global Supply Chain for the business unit with dotted line accountability to the assigned program office.

Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible and accountable for the strategy, planning, and execution of all material and services content for a program or collection of programs

  • Is accountable for driving financial performance of the material scope; manages the associated budget for assigned programs that has a significant impact on the financial performance

  • Acts as the main focal point for the Program Management Office (PMO) for the entire supply chain and coordinates cross-functionally to ensure that all supply chain commitments are met, and that appropriate mitigation plans are developed and executed to address any programmatic risks related to suppliers

  • Develops the material strategy and leads the activities for the supply chain organization in all phases of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP).

  • Ensures that prior to program execution, all elements of the program(s) plans have complete and accurate schedules, budgets, make/buy plans, and procurement and subcontracts strategies 

  • Leads supply chain Program execution and is accountable for resource planning, material cost, forecasting, schedule performance, risk/opportunity management, supplier performance, and supply chain issue resolution.  Is accountable for driving financial performance of the material scope of the budget

  • Develops tools, defines expectations, and role definitions for material program manager job function and holds direct reports accountable to those standards

  • Lead and drive initiatives to reduce cost and improve efficiency

  • Work cohesively with leaders in other disciplines such as engineering, operations, quality, and other personnel to manage material performance and ensure delivery of hardware to support production needs

Expected Requirements / Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience

  • 8+ years’ experience in supply chain, program management, contracts, operations, or related field

  • Must have a strong business acumen with a program management skill set with extensive experience leading a team, project, or process to meet complex objectives

  • Ability to mentor and motivate others to overcome obstacles to meet target objectives

  • Experience utilizing proven tools to manage schedule and multi-million dollar budget

  • Ability to work high level strategic initiatives that impact long-term business goals as well as urgent requirements to support day to day operations

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate feedback in a manner that fosters collaboration, trust, and builds positive relationships

  • Ability to work in an integrated team environment and influence change

  • Skilled and comfortable communicating and interfacing with high level leadership

  • Experience implementing and executing material program plans to meet program objectives

  • Experience developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies

  • Skill set and ability to work through others to influence change and drive objectives

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Preferred Requirements / Technical Skills:

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Capability to read technical drawings and documents

  • General understanding of hardware and material requirements for solid rocket motors

  • Knowledge and expertise working with MRP/ERP systems

  • Ability to communicate complex technical information internal customers

  • Knowledge and experience in government contracting requirements and regulations (e.g. FAR, DFARS, ITAR, etc.)

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off


Salary Range: $138,400 USD - $207,600 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.