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Manager, Material Planning

Requisition ID: R10044803

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Space Systems - Propulsion Systems, is recruiting for a Manager, Material Planning to lead a portion of our material planning organization that is responsible for planning and supporting material requirements for rocket motor manufacturing operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads and manages a group of material planners that are responsible for planning material requirements to support rocket motor manufacturing operations
  • Work cohesively with leaders in other disciplines such as operations.  This position will act as the primary point of contact for the supply chain organization to production planning, process engineering, and operations.  This will require working closely other disciplines to ensure that manufacturing bill of materials, demand, and schedule are appropriately loaded in the MRP system to facilitate the organization’s success.  This may include expediting material through the procurement process and working close with subcontracts/procurement
  • Develop strategies and processes to optimize replenishment of materials to support operations
  • Manage the purchase requisition process and preparation; this will include ensuring that requisitions contain all the necessary information for subcontracts to properly source material including quality requirements, and budget.  In addition, the position will ensure that purchase requisitions are released within the appropriate lead times and coordinate exceptions with operations, production planning, and subcontracts/procurement. 
  • Lead root cause and corrective action activities as necessary to rectify and improve processes to ensure material availability for Operations
  • Act as the primary leadership contact for operations leadership to resolve material concerns that arise on the production floor

Expected Requirements / Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience
  • 6+ years’ experience in material planning, purchasing, operations, demand planning or related field
  • Capability to work in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable being the primary contact for operations to implement resolutions to material concerns
  • Prior involvement planning materials for a manufacturing environment
  • Strong background working with MRP/ERP systems
  • Prior experience leading a team, project, or process; ability to mentor and motivate others to meet complex objectives
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate feedback in a manner that fosters collaboration, trust, and builds positive relationships
  • Ability to work in an integrated team environment and influence change
  • Knowledge and experience working with MRP/ERP systems

Preferred Requirements / Technical Skills:

  • Lean Six Sigma certification
  • Capability to read technical drawings and documents
  • Prior experience working with materials used in rocket motor manufacturing
  • Experience developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies
  • Strong background and experience in root cause analysis
  • Production Planning experience
  • Prior experience leading a team and establishing metrics to monitor performance
  • Previous experience implementing and/or managing an MRP/ERP system

Salary Range: $102,500 USD - $153,700 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.