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Sr Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Requisition ID: R10040941

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder, Colorado, 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, 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 Subcontract Specialist, level 4, to join its team of qualified, diverse professionals engaged in supporting large, complex, and challenging national defense programs that secure our nation and its allies. This position can be based in Boulder, CO or Colorado Springs, CO. The successful applicant will become a part of Northrop Grumman’s Launch and Missile Defense Systems Division. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to act as trusted advisor and subject matter expert for subcontracting actions on a wide range of contractual issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate the skill and ability to analyze and develop innovative solutions to complex problems and be able to communicate effectively at the highest levels. The candidate must possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of Federal Government contracting regulations and best practices and be prepared to perform with limited supervision. Responsibilities will encompass the full range of the subcontract acquisition process including participation in strategic sourcing decisions, capture and proposal activities, teaming agreement generation and execution, preparing requests for proposals consistent with customer solicitations, federal statutes and regulations, US laws and enterprise policies and procedures, evaluating proposal submissions, ensuring that risk and mitigation strategies are identified and developed, developing negotiation plans and leading negotiation teams, preparing post negotiation documentation and preparing subcontract files in compliance with Northrop Grumman policies and procedures. The ability to collaborate with executive program management and other multi-functional teams is required. The successful candidate must be able to make sound decisions in a timely manner, display strong interpersonal skills, and have a thorough knowledge of the FAR and DFARs in a Government Contracting environment. The successful candidate will understand subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and services. The candidate will be required to prepare bid packages, conduct bidder’s conferences, analyze and evaluate proposals, negotiate subcontract provisions, select or recommend subcontractors, write subcontract awards, and administer resulting subcontracts. The candidate will also negotiate and coordinate additions, deletions, o r modifications to subcontracts and participate with contracts administration and purchasing to develop subcontract policies and procedures. - Relocation assistance is authorized - Travel will be required (5%)

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.

Basic Qualifications: - BS/BA degree with 10+ years of subcontract and/or supply chain administration and supplier management experience or 8+ years with a Master’s degree. - In-depth understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and regulations are essential - The ability to work well in team environments and lead negotiations with major subcontractors is required - Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills - Experience in capture and proposal activities in a government acquisition environment - Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite - Ability to work with minimal supervision and apply sound judgment to problem solving - Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications: - Working knowledge of SAP - Active DoD Secret Security Clearance - Experience with and/or a basic working knowledge of the following is a plus: Prime flowdown analysis to include classified requirements Statement of work (SOW ) development for product development (including custom hardware and software) - Experience with software development subcontract management ---


Salary Range: $94,240 USD - $141,360 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.