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Global Supply Chain Senior Lead

Requisition ID: R10048063

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • 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.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Salary: £49,000 - £55,000

Role clearance type: UK-Security Cleared (SC). Clearance not required to start

Location:  Cheltenham, Manchester or New Malden

About Your Opportunity:

Driving supply chain excellence through transformation of delivery and business engagement, you will work closely with a programme focused team to ensure that our business and customer needs are met sustainably and compliantly.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.
  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.

Your Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the supply eco-system is healthy and supports programme delivery
  • The shaping and strategy of negotiation and tendering practises, Subcontract management and programme delivery
  • Identification and management of suitable suppliers for programme deliverables
  • Deputise for Global Supply Chain Programme Manager as and when required
  • Providing support and guidance on best practise and ways of working to other team mates

Your Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in a Supply Chain role at a senior level
  • Situational awareness to navigate a matrix organisation structure and deliver to complex programmes
  • Ability to develop solutions and integrate into the business
  • Proactive and team focussed; a “whole systems” thinker
  • Proven record in subcontract management

Your Future Team:

Our Supply Chain team are focused on supporting the organisation to deliver and achieve its strategic growth. We do this through having a real passion for sharing our programme teams excitement and focus on delivery. We are an engaged team who are open and honest with a desire for continuous improvement, supporting and enabling our whole Supply Chain team to rise to the business challenges.

“We believe that the team is greater than the sum of its parts. That through constructive challenge, creativity and positive engagement we can overcome our obstacles, meet our challenges and thrive in our industry.”

Joe Marlow – Supply Chain Programme Lead

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more – then connect direct with claire.new@euro.ngc.com, our recruitment business partner who will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

Find out more: https://www.northropgrumman.com/careers/job-search-united-kingdom/

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Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.


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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.