AMF OU Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10007854

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Lake Charles - LA, 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: 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.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Aircraft Maintenance & Fabrication Center is seeking an experienced Supply Chain Planning Specialist 2 to join their diverse team in Lake Charles, LA.

Our team is chartered with providing an innovative approach in developing Supply Chain Management solutions to help sustain multiple product lines providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter on multiple service platforms.

You are a direct interface between the Supply Chain Management Team and the AMFC Lake Charles Procurement Team for all aspects of the Supply Chain. You will be assigned to the Material Requirement Planning (MRP) Function and will perform in a somewhat autonomous manner.

You will use your knowledge and experience to work with Production Control, GOM Controllers and the Warehouse Inventory Management Staff to mitigate potential impacts to schedule by offering alternatives to satisfy the immediate requirement. Develop a material strategy responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregate and prioritize demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products. Analyze and aggregate supply / demand requirements. Analyze purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools. Plan inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements. Assess rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements. Create/reduce supply requirements based on inventory adjustments. Participate in long-term capacity and resource planning to ensure proper scheduling of new product line phase-ins as well as existing product line phase-outs. Interface with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed. Create/release requisitions. Receive/review requirements for non-standard parts. Analyze lead times and identifies critical path procurements.

Your Specific Job duties include: 

Find solutions to relieve critical aircraft constraints for Materials 

Develop an understanding repair and fabrication capabilities of the site, using drawings and Illustrated Parts Catalog to determine Next Higher Assemblies, Service Bulletins, Engineering Orders, etc.

Determining alternative means to solve complex material shortage constraints on the aircraft where requirements require research into OEM Drawings, Material Specifications and Supplier data to understand and develop a solution

Extensive research and collaboration with the Engineering, Procurement and Manufacturing Engineering teams for Material resolutions

Analyze data and identify trends as well as make projections based on historical usage data information

Prepare an analysis of alternative approaches, look at the causal factors for the Supply problem using multiple systems

Ensure that MMAS compliance is followed in all procurement and supply chain management activities as it relates to audit and financial responsibilities.


Basic Qualifications:

1. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 yrs of supply chain planning experience. An additional 4 yrs of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.

2. Familiarity with the following software: SAP, NGSAMS & MES

3. Ability to work in a multi-disciplined teaming environment with the ability to prioritize & adjust tasks to accomplish a desired project result.

Preferred Qualification:

1. Ability to read Profile Drawings & Understand Basic Latitude of Material Substitutions to Mitigate Constraints

2. Familiarity with Contract Labor Requisitioning, the I-Buy Purchasing System, QQ-A Specs for Alloy and Temper Identification, Vendor Services & SQ Clauses

Salary Range: 58300 - 87500

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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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.