Material Requirements Planning Analyst (Prncpl Supply Chain Plng Spec)

Requisition ID: R10016706

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Material Requirements Planning Analyst. This position will be fully engaged with the GSC team and other functions to develop, implement, and operate an integrated Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system within the Division. The person hired into this role will work at our Dulles, VA location.

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide guidance and training on application of MRP system to GSC and other functions

  • Develop and update training on usage of the system and recommend updated procedures as necessary

  • Suggest and implement measurements and metrics to track performance of the system.

  • Extract and analyze data for decision making using existing reporting tools such as Congos, or other methods.

  • Make recommendation for and work with developers on new reports to support MRP implementation and maintenance

  • Suggest tools and applications to provide insight, analysis, and increase efficiency of the System such as utilization of common stock and strategic generation of Purchase Requisitions

  • Troubleshoot system issues, questions and provide feedback on system enhancements

  • Execute centralized planning functions themselves using MRP such as manage material ordering of common stock, material master updates for planning, engineering change notice incorporation (ECN), etc.

  • Communicate relevant information both up and down the functional organization

  • Develop collaborative relationships with functional stakeholders to achieve scheduling culture change

  • Work on special projects, as necessary

  • If not ASCM CPIM certified, be willing to pursue certification path.


Basic Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in Business, Supply Chain, or related field and 6 or more years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, and/or Production Management or closely related, or an equivalent combination of experience and education

  • Experience with operation of ERP and MRP systems in aerospace manufacturing and supply chain

  • At least one year of experience leading projects

  • Intermediate MS Excel, data analysis and problem solving skills

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Ability to successfully engage across all levels in the organization

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD secret clearance

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) in Costpoint

  • ASCM Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

  • Familiarity with Cognos including Studio Query, or experience with similar systems such as MS Access in developing  basic queries.

  • Advanced MS Excel and data analysis skills

  • Experience leading Lean/Six-Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, DMAIC, or continuous improvement projects and teams

Salary Range: 83600 - 125400

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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