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Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10070441

  • 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: Days (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 Space Sector is seeking a Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist Level 3 to join our team in Linthicum, MD. PT remote work may be considered.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with Program Management, Manufacturing and Engineering to load requirements in to MRP to meet manufacturing and testing schedules per the Integrated Master Schedule

  • Ensuring consistent Material Finance reporting on program material

  • Responsible for working with other planners, engineers, and program representatives to forecast material costs. 

  • Responsible for creating a material baseline and working with Business Management to meet monthly Earned Value requirements, variance reporting, and Root cause and corrective actions.

  • Responsible for providing Monthly Current Material Estimates at completions (CME’s)

  • Forecast monthly material receipts to be input into COGNOS for financial planning

  • Analyzes and aggregates supply/demand requirements to meet program needs

  • Responsible for the assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products

  • Participates in make/buy process, long-term capacity and resource planning; product phase-in/phase-out, manufacturing ramp-up, end-of-life management and product-line management

  • Analyzes and aggregates supply/demand requirements across programs in the Operating Unit

  • Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools

  • Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements

  • Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments and anticipated attrition levels

  • Participates 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

  • Interfaces with Source process area regarding inventory levels, working capital and other areas as needed

  • Communicate with suppliers for lead times, and delivery times. Actively resolves and communicates and works to resolve issues

  • Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts

  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of related experience; 3 years with a Master’s; 9 years in lieu of degree

  • Procurement experience in Government environment

  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

  • Microsoft Skills

  • Experience working with FAR/DFAR requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Experience working with DOD customers


Salary Range: $80,100 USD - $120,100 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 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.