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Supplier Performance Specialist 2/3 – Dulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10052505

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (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.

The Supplier Performance Specialist (SPS) is responsible for measuring, analyzing and managing the performance of critical and non-critical suppliers in an effort to reduce cost, alleviate risk and drive continuous improvement. In addition, the SPS shall be a lead for the integrated product team (IPT) for a given product line.  The SPS shall be accountable through the assigned Division Material Manager (DMM) to the program office for the schedule performance, failure resolution and business relations with his/her assigned suppliers. He/she will be responsible for the overall management of the performance of the assigned suppliers.  The SPS shall be responsible for the coordination of all internal matters in order to preclude redundant or ambiguous communication with, or direction to his/her assigned suppliers.  SPS are not warranted by the company to provide any contractual direction to the suppliers. 

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supplier Performance Management to ensure the supplier provides a quality product, delivers on time to the contractual need date, and tracks delivery of hardware from award through green tag.  This position does not have a Delegation of Procurement Authority.  Any and all contractual directions must be handled by the designated Subcontract Administrator. 

  • Supplier Meetings:   Will coordinate, attend and lead all Supplier Meetings as it relates to non-contractual direction. 

  • Facilitate the MRB/FRB activities with Suppliers.  If a supplier is late on delivery, will work with supplier to develop a recovery plan.

  • Program Status:  Responsible for providing weekly program status based on supplier’s components, including attending internal program status meetings. Subcontract Data Requirement List (SDRL) Management, includes tracking of due SDRLs from suppliers, receipt, disposition and communication of disposition with supplier. 

  • Reviews Supplier’s Statement of Work (SOW) Development and Identification of alternative sources.  SPS will have a knowledge of the market space for a given product line, including supplier fact finding trips and supplier capabilities assessment.

  • Supplier Scorecards:  Responsible for providing quarterly supplier scorecards to suppliers, including discussions/mitigation plan for any late deliveries.

  • Coordinates with internal technical team to resolve supplier issues. Coordinates with Subcontract Administrator for any negotiations and/or contractual modifications. Key Performance Indicators:  Responsible for Supplier On Time Delivery (OTD) metric.

  • Conducting onsite visits to include Northrop Grumman internal supplier sites and customer locations based on business needs.

This role may be filled at as a Level 2 or Level 3 based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • A bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of related business experience in supply chain, contract administration, and/or subcontracts -OR - a master's degree and at least 1 years of related business experience in supply chain, contract administration, and/or subcontracts. May consider 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree. 

  • Ability to travel at least 25% of time

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

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

  • Ability to travel at least 25% of time

Preferred Qualifications for both Levels

  • Aerospace experience

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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.