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Material Requirements Planner/Principal Material Requirements Planner

Requisition ID: R10068100

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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: 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 is seeking a Material Requirements Planner or a Principal Material Requirements Planner for our Operations Business Facing Organization.  The position will be located in Baltimore, MD.  We are looking for a critical thinker with strong analytical and computer skills, and SAP experience to join our team. 

The individual will be expected to:

  • Analyze manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, and other material requirements based on needs of assembly demands, component replenishments, substitute parts or materials, production set ups, engineering changes and enterprise supplies
  • Resolve schedule, material requirement and business system problems with cross-functional representatives
  • Load and maintain Master Production Schedules into SAP
  • Review part or material requisitions for release to procurement
  • Analyze revision notices for incorporation into purchase order and production orders
  • Resolve master schedule and production problems, and review and update lead times with manufacturing cells
  • Monitor and help to maintain Grouping, Pegging and Distribution (GPD) for default
  • Work with Global Supply Chain, Program Management, Operations Project Management, Manufacturing, Inventory, Engineering and Mission Assurance stakeholders to ensure schedule compliance to government requirements and Command Media procedures
  • Run reports and provide program status to provide visibility to stakeholders
  • Coordinate project closeout activities
  • Support and analyze Requests for Pricing Information (RPIs) for BOM and Material Master accuracy
  • Lead projects that ensure schedule integrity and realism, and improve Master Production Schedule Performance
  • Lead projects that improve operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Develop and deliver MRP-related training for internal customers and department staff
  • Support and drive Operations and MRP visions

Basic Qualifications for a Planner:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree with 1 year of relevant experience
  • 1 year of relevant experience in Operations, MRP, or Supply Chain.
  • Understanding of MRP fundamentals
  • US Citizenship is required.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Planner:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree with 4 years of relevant experience
  • 4 years of relevant experience in Operations, MRP, or Supply Chain.
  • Understanding of MRP fundamentals
  • US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of SAP or similar integrated ERP system
  • Experience with SAP Material Planning transactions
  • Working knowledge of MRP and Supply Chain
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)
  • 6 years of relevant experience in Operations, MRP, or Supply Chain
  • Experience with Defense Industry and Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR)
  • Intermediate MS Excel and data analysis skills
  • APICS CPIM certification


Salary Range: $59,100 USD - $88,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $72,700 USD - $109,100 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

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.

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.