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2023 Principal Supply Chain Business Operations Compliance Specialist – Chandler, AZ

Requisition ID: R10068003

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
  • 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: No

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.

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 Principal Supply Chain Business Operations Compliance Specialist. This position will be located at our Space Systems Sector in Chandler, AZ.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Launch Vehicles.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for processes and activities within supply chain related operations and/or compliance such as regulatory compliance, systems and technology, data analytics and performance, international supply chain, operational excellence and supply base diversity.
  • Manages, develops or supports strategic direction and tactical execution of governance (policy, procedure, processes, etc.), priorities, initiatives and related activities
  • Support the development of material baselines.  Provide to your program office regular material Earned Value Management (EVM) updates, other analysis of material and touch labor actual costs and estimates as needed, schedule projections, cost and schedule variance analysis, and risk assessments.
  • Develop monthly forecasts of material spends.  Conduct variance analysis to submitted forecasts.
  • Support program management through the analysis, oversight, and status of vehicle material and support equipment costs, delivery schedules, quality, and location tracking. 
  • Coordinate with Engineering, Purchasing, Operations, and other departments to achieve material availability requirements to meet program integration schedules.
  • Review material procurements and inventory transfers.
  • Ensure Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) principles and processes are appropriately applied across the program.
  • Conduct ad-hoc material / Purchase Order issue research and resolution, as needed.
  • Research and help respond to DCMA inquiries regarding monthly data submissions.
  • Prep for and support Joint Surveillance Reviews, Integrated Baseline Reviews, and all other audit activity.  Support the associated data collection and submission, as needed.

Basic Qualifications: 

A candidate must meet ALL of the below criteria. The candidate must:

  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
  • Be able to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite)
  • Bachelor's Degree with 3 years of experience in Supplier Management or Supply Chain Management or Master's degree or JD with 1 year of experience for a level 2; in lieu of degree 7 years of experience will be considered
  • Bachelor's Degree with 6 years of experience in Supplier Management or Supply Chain Management or Master's degree or JD with 4 years of experience for a level 3; in lieu of degree 10 years of experience will be considered
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Must have intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in MS Excel.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher
  • Experience with Material Earned Value processes is desired – including the establishment of the material baseline, BCR’s, IBR’s, monthly CAM status, VAR inputs/outputs, CPR’s, risk register, accounting adjustments/estimated actuals, etc.
  • Experience with Material Modules in Costpoint.
  • Experience with Material Management and Accounting Systems (MMAS) requirements – especially MPS Accuracy requirements. 
  • Proficient in analyzing large amounts of data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Salary Range: $72,400 - $108,600

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Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $108,600 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.