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Mgr Supply Chain Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10059578

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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 Mission Systems is seeking a Manager of Supply Chain Programs 3 to lead the Land & Maritime Sensors Business Unit (BU). This position will be located in Linthicum, MD with Part Time remote work available.

The Global Supply Chain Manager will report to the Director of Global Supply Chain for the BWI site. The selected candidate will be the responsible leader for the L&MS BU with responsibility for program excellence in all phases/facets of the program lifecycle (capture/proposal, strategy, material finance/CAM management, and execution). The selected candidate will be a high performing, experienced supply chain leader who is goal-oriented and well equipped to partner with a wide range of internal stakeholders to support Corporate, Sector, Site, Division and BU requirements. To do this, they will leverage a solid understanding of Global Supply Chain and be knowledgeable in the engineering, contracts, manufacturing, information technology, and mission excellence areas and how they impact delivery of supply chain materials and services. The selected candidate will have a proven ability to engage with suppliers to resolve schedule and quality issues, contracts, negotiate pricing, etc., as well as knowledge in compliance areas. They will have a proven track record of successfully partnering with programs to develop winning strategies.


Responsible and accountable for the capture/proposal, strategy, material finance/CAM management, and execution of all material and services content for the L&MS BU

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.

Responsible GSC leader of professionals within the L&MS BU.

Develops the material strategy and leads the activities for GSC in all phases of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP). Provide differentiated and affordable supply chain solutions for existing programs and new business pursuits

Ensures that prior to program execution, all elements of the proposed 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.

Conducting performance reviews within the HR process and in a timely manner, with adequate opportunity for employee feedback & development action

Implement strategies and actions to ensure timely delivery of materials and subcontract services in support of program needs

Drive continuous improvements in supply chain/subcontracts related processes via collaboration with other functions, programs, and the extended supply chain

Ensure compliance with the wide range of regulatory and other requirements and achieve supplier diversity requirements

Responsible for activities and knowledge within multiple disciplines across the Supply Chain process. Participates in various aspects of supply chain process areas: Supply Chain-Plan, Supply Chain-Source, Supply Chain-Make, Supply Chain-Deliver as well as Supply Chain-Operations. Exhibits end-to-end supply chain competency and manages one or more Supply Chain functions (Planning, Sourcing, Small Business/Disadvantaged Programs, Supplier Quality, Warehouse & Transportation, Analytics, Compliance, Systems, etc.).

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 9+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management or related field

Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience

Ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance

Must be able to work on-site in Linthicum Md. when required

Strong leadership, communication, strategic thinking, change management, and analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-graduate degree in Supply Chain or other related field

Demonstrated experience developing and growing teams and shaping a performing culture

Demonstrated success in managing large, complex programs and/or organizations

Experience managing managers

Experience in working with capture teams in developing and submitting competitive and compliant major proposals, including teaming strategies and complex subcontracting strategies

Experience with a broad range of supply chain issues including risk management, terms and conditions, negotiations, contract types (fixed price and cost type), and post award management

Rigorous knowledge of metrics, performance tracking, Earned Value Management and data integrity

Strong communications skills with the ability to lead, influence, and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders

Experience with a broad range of supply chain issues including risk management, terms and conditions, negotiations, contract types (fixed price and cost type), and post award management

Salary Range: $148,300 USD - $222,500 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

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 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.