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Manager Supply Chain 3

Requisition ID: R10070512

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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.

Responsible for activities and knowledge within multiple disciplines across the Supply Chain process. Participates in various aspects of supply chain process areas: Supply Chain-Plan, Supply Chain-Source, Supply Chain-Make, Supply Chain-Deliver as well as Supply Chain-Operations. Exhibits end-to-end supply chain competency and manages one or more Supply Chain functions (Planning, Sourcing, Small Business/Disadvantaged Programs, Supplier Quality, Warehouse & Transportation, Analytics, Compliance, Systems, etc.). This position is located in Linthicum, MD.

The Supply Chain Program Manager will support the Transformational Computing (TC) and Strategic Initiates (SI) Operating Units, reporting to the Supply Chain Program Director for the Advanced Processing Solutions Business Unit, part of the Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Division.  The position requires the individual to lead a team responsible for the cost, schedule, and performance of suppliers for the operating unit and be responsible for all phases of the program effort from the initiation of the supplier strategy and proposal phase through negotiation/negotiation strategy, award, execution and management of supplier activities to meet program objectives.  This individual will be responsible for mission success of their supply chain responsibilities and ensure their suppliers perform to the committed schedules, terms, conditions, and contractual requirements/specifications and drawings.  As a manager, the position will have employees reporting directly and indirectly to them; which entails day to day direction and oversight of the employees work product and individual career development needs and interaction/collaboration with Subcontracts Management, various Program Managers, and Program Directors.  The successful candidate will hold strong leadership skills, excellent oral and written skills, solid negotiation skills, knowledge of terms and conditions, and an aptitude for DoD contracting and its related requirements and the ability to lead a diverse team with varying requirements and priorities in support of the business.

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of a direct staff of 1 Manager and 3 senior level professionals
  • Provide guidance and training to ensure professionals are performing to or exceeding the expectation of their position.
  • Demonstrate success/problem solving skills in supply chain, business management, operations, logistics, engineering or program management
  • Experience with complex agreements such as long term agreements, teaming agreements, strategic alliances, MOAs, overriding Terms and Conditions, claims and settlements
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements including ITAR and FAR/DFARS
  • Proficient in Earned Value Management Systems, supplier financial reporting/forecasting, contracting/subcontracting, or supplier/program/product scheduling
  • Ability to successfully manage complex supplier specifications, drawings, SOW’s and supplier issue resolution
  • Strong business acumen and ability to operate in a face paced development environment that consists of leading edge technology suppliers and non-traditional supply base.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree with 9+ years of team lead/management experience in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, or other related field.
  • 5+ years of team lead and/or management experience
  • Possess strong leadership characteristics, communication and writing skills
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain government TS/SCI Security clearance


  • Currently holds an active TS/SCI Security clearance
  • Extensive knowledge of: US Government contracting and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR/Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulation Supplement (DFARS), with specific in-depth working knowledge of Parts 15 (Contracting Contract Management Agency (DCMA) audit procedures.
  • Experience working with multiple complex contracting types and agreements, including Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable, and possess knowledge relating to special payment provisions (progress of performance base payments).
  • In-depth experience with proposal process, pricing instructions, terms and conditions and evaluating the adequacy of subcontractor proposals received.
  • Expertise in Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP

Salary Range: $139,000 USD - $208,400 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.