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Principal/Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist (TS Clearance Required)- $10k SIGN ON BONUS

Requisition ID: R10041969

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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: 3

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.

mbark 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 Space Systems Sector is seeking a Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist or a Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist for our Tactical Space division; the hired persons will sit on the SV & Program Specific Suppliers category team. These positions can be located in Dulles. The person hired will procure and manage medium to high value and risk subcontracts, including long term agreements. Prepare bids, evaluate bids, select suppliers and negotiate price, terms and conditions, delivery, quality and service. Manage supplier performance from issuance of order through close-out. Interface with Supply Chain Management, Program Planners, Quality, Receiving and Program Management and Supplier's Management team. May mentor junior staff members.

$10K Sign on Bonus payable to new hires only. Internals are in eligible.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review Purchase Requisitions for completeness and obtain additional information considered necessary.

  • Prepare Request for Quotation (RFQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP) and identify sources eligible to receive RFQ/RFP for complex and/or non-routine procurement requirements.

  • Evaluate suppliers' quotes/proposals for compliance with RFQ/RFP and fact find suppliers' proposals.

  • Co-lead in the source selection team for competitive procurements.

  • Perform a cost and/or price analysis to determine price reasonableness. - Negotiate with suppliers on price, schedule, and terms and conditions, and any other contractual requirements. May lead negotiations with supplier.

  • Make subcontract awards to suppliers and document the subcontract folders in accordance with the local procurement policies and procedures, including long term agreements.

  • Manage supplier performance during subcontract execution, including, but not limited to, managing supplier delivery schedule, processing invoices for payment, managing Subcontract submittals (e.g. SDRL), and/or resolve any contractual issues. - Perform subcontract close-outs in accordance with the local procurement policies and procedures.

  • Mentor other subcontract professionals, as appropriate.

This role may be filled at as a Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist or Sr. Principal Supply Chain Subcontracts Specialist based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Level:

  • A bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of contracts, supply chain, procurement, or related business experience -OR - a master's degree and at least 4 years of supply chain, procurement, or related business experience. May consider 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree. 

  • Current active DOD Top Secret Clearance

  • Knowledge of the government acquisition process with a strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplements, such as Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS), NASA (NFS).

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Basic Qualifications Sr Principal Level:

  • A bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of contracts, supply chain, procurement, or related business experience -OR- a master's degree and at least 8 years of contracts, supply chain, procurement, or related business experience. May consider an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of the degree. Current active DOD Top Secret Clearance

  • Knowledge of the government acquisition process with a strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplements, such as Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS), NASA (NFS).

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint.

  • Self-Starter with problem solving skills.

  • Ability to mentor other subcontract professionals of varying levels of experience.


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.