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Sr Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10079370

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location Icon Location: Falls Church, VA, USA   |  Unknown City, CA, USA  |  Unknown City, FL, USA  |  Unknown City, TX, USA  |  Unknown City, VA, USA +4 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Senior Principal Supply Chain Professional to join the Corporate Global Supply Chain organization.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual to act as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert for the role of Category Management Senior Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist supporting our Corp Global Supply Chain Category Management team in Falls Church, VA (or other NG GSC hub location).  This individual will be in a unique position to be a part of establishing a new team responsible for creating a Direct Charge Category Management Strategy for the Enterprise, to deliver cost savings and operational efficiencies in support of strategic corporate initiatives.

In this role, the successful candidate will help shape and define the Category Management strategy of the Enterprise, execute that strategy, with an initial focus on Hardware Fasteners supporting NG domestic operations.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Use Category Management techniques to include spend analysis, suppler base analysis, supplier relationship management.

  • Analyze spend data to determine commodity opportunities for the Enterprise for current and future categories/commodities

  • Assesses supplier economics, perform analysis, and define strategies to streamline commodities within defined categories.

  • Engage with multiple suppliers, analyze operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required Sector demand.

  • Manage the overall relationship of the suppliers in collaboration with Sector stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with Sectors stakeholders to understand their category/commodity demand to determine appropriate alignment of Sourcing requirements and Transactional activities.

  • Collaborate with Corporate Global Procurement Services to establish long term Enterprise Agreements that align with the Category Management strategy.  Activities may include reviewing proposals, support negotiating contracts, or recommending select suppliers

  • Remain informed and compile information related to category/commodity trends

  • Interface and collaborate with Sectors and various functional organizations across the Enterprise

  • Ability to plan, schedule and arrange activities to accomplish objectives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10+ years’ experience in Business, Supply Chain or related discipline OR Master’s Degree with 8+ years’ experience in Business, Supply Chain or related discipline

  • Written and oral communication skills up to and including executive levels of management.

  • A proven ability to independently work well under pressure in a dynamic, fast paced environment, balancing multiple tasks, changing requirements/priorities, and multiple deadlines.

  • Excellent analytical problem solving and decision making skills, as well as being a proficient Excel power user.

  • Ability to effectively lead and influence diverse working teams and groups

  • Microsoft Office Suite including MS Teams

  • Must have prior experience supporting supply chain requirements subject to FAR Part 44.3 Contractor’s Purchasing Systems Reviews

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with category and/or commodity management is preferred.

  • Experience with Electronics Components / Hardware Fasteners commodities is preferred.

  • Professional Supplier Certification, and/or Agile Safe certs.

  • Have prior transactional experience as a profession buyer or subcontract manager in a CPSR environment

This position reports to Falls Church, VA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 4 locations listed above.


Salary Range: $94,500 USD - $141,700 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.