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Director Supply Chain Programs 1

Requisition ID: R10039418

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics has an opening for a Supply Chain Program Director 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals to support our advanced programs.

This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida through Q2, 2023. At the beginning of Q3 2023, the selected candidate will be required to relocate to Palmdale, California.  This position can also reside in Palmdale, California without moving to Melbourne, Florida. There are no remote/virtual accommodations for this position and will require up to 25% travel.   

The incumbent will be responsible, accountable and have the authority for the operational efficiency, strategy, planning and execution of all Global Supply Chain (GSC) material and services requirements for a Program or collection of Programs.  Acts as the main responsible, accountable and authority focal point for the Program Management Office (PMO) for the entire GSC functional homeroom, supply chain and coordinates cross-functionally to ensure that all GSC commitments are met and that appropriate mitigation plans are developed and executed to address any programmatic risks, issues and/or opportunities related to GSC and the suppliers. Develops the material strategy and leads the activities for GSC in all phases of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP). Ensures that prior to program execution, all elements of the proposed program(s) plans have complete and accurate schedules, budgets, incorporation of make/buy plans, Risks, Issues and Opportunity action plans, integrated Affordability strategies and procurement and subcontracts strategies.

Leads GSC Program execution and is accountable and has the authority for all aspects of operational efficiencies including overall integration, resource planning, material cost, forecasting, schedule performance, risk/opportunity management, supplier performance, affordability and supply chain issue / opportunity resolution. Presents and communicates / briefs the Sector, PMO and executive management on the status and issues affecting Program quality, cost and schedule performance.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years (8+ years with Master’s) of experience leading supply chain program execution and/or program management including strategy, planning and execution of programs
  • Minimum of 4 years management experience with a proven record of leading multi-functional integrated product teams
  • Experience directing multi-million-dollar programs
  • Experience in aerospace/defense industry
  • An active and in-scope (within 5 years of your last Security investigation) DoD Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR)
  • Ability and willingness to reside in Palmdale, California OR Melbourne, Florida and relocate to Palmdale, California Q3, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Background in government acquisitions
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Masters of Science in Supply Chain
  • International Business Experience
  • Agile training


Salary Range: $155,600 USD - $270,200 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.