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Mgr Subcontracts Admin 2

Requisition ID: R10045980

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager, Subcontract Administration 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located in El Segundo, CA (full-time on-site).

Essential Functions:

Responsible for leading a Subcontracts Team, which includes approximately eight to ten Subcontract Specialists, who direct and manage the cost, schedule, and performance requirements of their subcontracts. The Manager will be responsible for and act as the main focal point to the Program for all Major Subcontract related activities within their portfolio, escalating issues to Supplier Senior Level management as needed, brief internal executive management and the Customer on the status/issues affecting performance or cost, and conduct program reviews with the Subcontractor and Program Office. It is the Manager’s job to ensure all portfolio Subcontracts are meeting Customer, Program, and Company needs.

The manager will further be responsible for managing the personnel on their team – coaching, growing, guiding, and enriching their careers as they manage their subcontracts.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • All phases of the Subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions, market research, single/sole source determinations, request for proposals, commercial item determinations, source selection decision, proposal evaluations, negotiation strategy, awarding subcontracts, and execution of technical, cost and performance requirements.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with key partners such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.
  • Manages preparation of bid packages, supports bidders’ conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts.
  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.
  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations.
  • Manages performance of the portfolio, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.
  • Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.
  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.

The selected manager should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. This leader must be able to collaborate closely with executive leadership, program managers, contracts, operations, business management, quality and engineering.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5-years of experience, or a Master’s degree with at least 3-years of experience (High School Diploma/Equivalency with 9-years’ of experience in lieu of degree) combined experience in any of the following: Subcontracts Management, Procurement, Program Management, or Contracts Management
  • Experience with SAP or related purchasing software, in addition to Excel, PowerPoint, & MS Project
  • Experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFAR
  • Experience in Subcontract Management responsible for subcontracts in excess of $50 Million for an engineering product line
  • Experience conducting oral presentations to executive leadership
  • Leadership experience – Manager or Team Lead experience is acceptable
  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management
  • Experience working on high dollar development Subcontracts (i.e. $100M Cost Reimbursable Preferred)
  • Significant experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership
  • Active, In-Scope DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 5 years
  • Internal Northrop Grumman Subcontracts experience
  • 10 years of DoD Subcontract Management Experience
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Previous CAM Experience or Training
  • Special Program Access
  • Risk mitigation experience
  • Negotiating skills with contract in excess of $100 million
  • Change Management experience

Salary Range: $130,500 - $195,700

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Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.