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Principal Project Management – GSC Strategic Sourcing

Requisition ID: R10065828

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Job Description

Global Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing works directly with Division & Functional Leadership to shape our long term strategies to position our supply chain as a competitive advantage.  No day will look the same. You will lead and own long term projects centered around Digital Transformation and Mission Product Lifecycle Management (MPLM). This includes the creation and ownership of MPLM improvements from development to implementation, collaborating with MPLM developers and GSC stakeholders, and supporting Digital Transformation projects in various way. This position can be in Linthicum, MD or virtual.

We are looking for an experienced and cross-functional leader, comfortable executing in ambiguous situations, and able to quickly come up to speed to work autonomously across a fast moving demand.  Horsepower is critical but passion for our mission and a willingness to be flexible in helping us accomplish it is a must.  

Position Description:

  • You will primarily support the GSC organization within MPLM, setting priorities and negotiating value for GSC on who, how, and when to bring our suppliers into the digital design review process.  You will be expected to understand how GSC processes work and how to improve Operational Efficiencies within the processes to support the mission and provides value to our Programs for execution.
  • You will support the Digital Transformation Office as they implement new and exciting improvements to our GSC processes. This can include leading a pilot within the MS sector, assisting in speccing out technical requirements, setting up demo’s with suppliers, and much more.
  • Own cross-functional and highly visible strategic initiatives on efforts such as Long Range Material Forecasting in support of MPLM, our Division needs, and our risk governance process.
  • Become the connective tissue across the organization.  You will be exposed to macro conversations at the highest levels as well as the tactical work our teams are driving.  You will be expected to communicate up, down, and across the organization to ensure we are all moving in the same direction.
  • Capable to present to Executive Management (i.e. VP Advanced & Strategic Operations, Operations Division Executives (ODEs), Strategic Growth, etc.) to provide clarity on the advancement on your initiatives within the Sector and Supply Chain.
  • Become a core member of the Strategic Sourcing Team driving Annual and Quarterly plans for the support teams performing pieces of our Assessment & Strategic Make/Buy Trade Processes.
  • Frequently communicate with business and technical leadership and translate high level conversations into action.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • -6+ years of supply chain, project management, process improvement and/or related experience with a Bachelor’s Degree, 4+ years of supply chain, project management, process improvement and/or related with a Master’s Degree. 
  • -Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • -Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences
  • -Proficiency in MS Office suite

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior experience working Product Lifecyle Management tools, especially when using in collaboration with external suppliers for internal cross-functional needs.
  • Prior experience with Siemens PLM software.
  • Prior experience leading large projects collaborating across functions (Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain, Engineering, etc.)
  • Prior experience within Global Supply Chain processes to support program execution
  • Prior experience with the Business Acquisition Process (BAP)

Salary Range: $76,200 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

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.