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SDS – Logistics Manager 3 – 9002

Requisition ID: R10083662

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.


Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Logistics Manager 3. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will have overall management responsibility of the packaging, shipping and transportation operations for the SDS Division. Responsible for managing teams across multiple sites and supporting multiple programs.

What you will get to do:

  • Responsible for controlling the efficient flow of goods, services, and information between point of origin through customer placement to meet customer requirements.
  • Ensures that customer service and time objectives are achieved within existing financial constraints to meet program and financial objectives.
  • Ensures the execution and continuous improvement of standard logistics processes, such as the replenishment system, data interchange systems, demand management, electronic data systems administration and related functions.
  • Builds relationships with strategic customers through logistics initiatives.
  • Integrates learning from customers, competitors, operating entities, distribution, transportation, customer service, other industries, industry groups, and professional training to continuously improve competitive position.
  • Strategically plan and manage logistics, shipping, transportation, and customer services.
  • Keep track of quality, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency.
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
  • Responsible for 3PL carrier selections, rate and contracts negotiations with carriers, and keep up-to-date on shipping carriers, routes and rates and any changes to them.
  • Local and long-haul transportation responsibility.
  • Ensuring that compliance with all federal and state regulations, as well as security requirements, regarding shipping and transportation is met.
  • Functions as an advisor to the team regarding tasks, projects, and operations. Becomes actively involved in daily operations only when required to meet schedules or to resolve complex problems.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision/management of the staff. Providing objective-oriented direction to subordinates utilizing management guidelines & general policies. Responsibilities include planning and performance addressing cost, schedule, and quality of the transportation and packaging operations.
  • Participate in proposal and planning projects by analyzing transportation/fleet requirements and supporting the development of best processes for accomplishing objectives of transportation and delivery.
  • Manage direct and indirect budget requirements and all other related administrative, training and personnel issues.
  • Provide oversight in the packaging engineering and shipping functions, as well as material handling in a production environment.

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

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of related experience or a Master’s Degree and 6 years of related experience or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree
  • At least 3 years in a formal lead/management position to include performance reports for direct reports.
  • 2 years of experience with SAP enterprise resource planning software.
  • 3 years of experience in logistics and distribution functions.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance and Special Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience with regulations and company policies governing transportation activities and assuring full compliance.
  • Knowledge of booking shipments in Ryder Domestic Transportation Management System or similar system.
  • Ability to work across disciplines to influence change to improve operational efficiency
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Experience supporting complex shipping and logistical requirements, assuring full compliance with regulations and company policies governing transportation activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead safety initiatives to drive a culture of a safety-first environment.
  • Experience in handling and managing transportation for unclassified, classified and ICBM type materials
  • Knowledge of inventory and production control functions, fulfilling work orders for on-time delivery to production floor.
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • High degree of creativity and ability to solve a wide range of problems.
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance within the last 5 years.
  • Basic computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project)

Salary Range: $110,900 USD - $166,300 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.