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Prncpl Suply Chn Subctrct Spec

Requisition ID: R10055748

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Confidential
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems’ Global Supply Chain (GSC) is strategically partnered to drive the best decisions possible and plays a key role in our program’s success and bottom line.  We take responsibility for the quality we put forth, deliver customer satisfaction, demonstrate leadership, and we act with integrity in all we do, valuing our people, and regarding our suppliers as essential team members.  If you are highly motivated and have a passion in supporting innovative systems, products, and solutions to ultimately keep our world safe, look no further. What we do leaves lasting impacts, while challenging, it is extremely rewarding.  Rise to the challenge, find your voice, launch your career to new heights, and join our Northrop Grumman Mission Systems’ Airborne Sensors & Networks Division Operations Center of Excellence GSC team supporting advanced technologies. Together, We Rise.

The individual will be responsible for executing compliant major procurement activities and providing leadership, and work independently, manage workload assignments to ensure requirements are appropriately prioritized, provide proposal/ contractual support and procurement documentation, and executed to meet the needs of the programs. Specific responsibilities include interfacing and corresponding with suppliers, develop sourcing selection/evaluation strategies/partnerships, procurement agreements; supplier identification; coordinate export control/security requirements; prepare/issue RFPs with appropriate customer flow downs and terms & conditions; conduct competitive procurements; proposal evaluation; conduct negotiations to meet contract/program targets/schedule, terms & conditions/payment terms for materials & services; administering resultant compliant subcontracts; ensure compliance with all public law requirements, FAR/DFARS regulations, as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations; validate pricing; and maintain proper PO files with correct documentation.  Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded. Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.  Management of subcontract modifications, which includes coordination of required additions, deletions, or other modifications or formal contractual correspondence/documented communication to subcontractors, arranging and participating in supplier meetings and controlling and reporting supplier progress and lead continuous improvement initiatives, manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations, and to support compliance strategies and initiatives. This position can be worked remote or in our Linthicum, MD facility.

Roles and responsibilities of the Subcontract Administrator will include:

• Lead the evaluation of customer RFP's and ability to collaborate with the program team to develop subcontract RFP's that include Statements of Work, Technical/Quality Specifications, Deliverable Requirements List and Schedules, Performance Assessment Requirements, Terms and Conditions, Proposal Preparation and Pricing Requirements/Templates, Compliance Matrices and supplier profiles.

• Preparation of Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements, and Memorandums of Agreement, Pricing Agreements, preparation and management of internal Step reviews of new opportunities and formal customer proposal preparation.

• Ability to analyze and evaluate subcontractor proposals, negotiate deviations from work statements, schedule, and/or terms and conditions, while working closely with the Program Management team.

• Provides subcontractor pricing, deviations from scope and/or terms and conditions, comprehensive cost analysis and justifications, and technical data assertions to the Contracts group during the proposal preparation phase.

• Successful candidate will select or recommend subcontractors, write formal/compliant major subcontract awards, processes internal justifications, and document files in preparation for internal and external audits.

• Ability to administer resulting subcontracts, ensuring that all requirements are performed in accordance with the scope of work and delivery schedules.

Basic Qualifications:

6+ Years with Bachelors; 4+ Years with Masters in US Government procurement, contracts, subcontracts and/or business management.

The successful candidate will possess strong communication and writing skills.  Must be a US citizen and be eligible to obtain a secret clearance.

Applicant must understand the proposal process, pricing instructions, terms and conditions and determine the adequacy of subcontractor proposals received.

Preferred Qualifications:

US Government procurement, contracts, subcontracts and/or business management. 

The successful candidate will have experience working competitive procurements with multiple contracting formats, including Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable, possess knowledge relating to special payment provisions (progress or performance based payments). Applicant needs to understand the proposal process, pricing instructions, terms and conditions and determine the adequacy of subcontractor proposals received. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and writing skills.  Knowledge of SAP a plus.


Salary Range: $76,000 USD - $119,800 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.