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Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist/Associate Specialist

Requisition ID: R10055795

  • 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: 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Supply Chain Subcontract Associate Specialist/specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Melbourne, Florida.

  • Able to accommodate a hybrid (in-office/telecommute) schedule

  • 9/80 shift with every other Friday off!

  • Opportunities for occasional travel

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Essential Functions:

Source and procure complex, specialized goods and services. Owns contractual management for the supplier. Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as legal, contracts, finance, planning, operations, program management, engineering, and quality. As part of a cross-functional team, candidate will monitor and manage schedule, cost, technical and quality performance of suppliers in support of US Government programs. Subcontract Specialists will interface with supplier leadership teams to motivate and drive excellence in performance of contractual requirements.

  • Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases

  • Manages supplier performance throughout the subcontracting lifecycle

  • Ensures compliance with all FAR, DFARS and public law requirements, as well as company policies and procedures

  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations

  • Cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with suppliers, customers and internal stakeholders

  • Contributes to Program Risk and Opportunity management

  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement

This position may be filled at either the Level 1 - Associate Specialist or Level 2 - Specialist based on the qualifications of the candidate.

Basic Qualifications (Level 1 - Associate Specialist):

  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years related experience in lieu of a degree. Experience should be related to subcontracts management, contracts management, proposal price/cost analysis, and/or strategic sourcing. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Basic Qualifications (Level 2 - Specialist):

  • Bachelor's Degree with at least 3 years of experience, or a Master's Degree with at least 1 year of experience (7 years in lieu of a degree). Experience must be related to subcontracts management, contracts management, proposal price/cost analysis, and/or strategic sourcing. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, SAP, and Sharepoint

  • Must have proficiency and experience supporting sole source and competitive acquisitions

  • Previous experience with FAR, DFARS, and other U.S. Federal Government contracting regulations

  • Must have the ability to understand and analyze complex proposal data

  • Must have the ability to communicate strategically across associated subject areas and cross functional teams

  • Current Active, DOD Secret Security Clearance

  • Certificate in Contracts Management and/or NCMA certification

  • Recent experience as a Contracts Professional in the defense industry

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman businesses, policies and practices

  • Familiarity with aviation maintenance and sustainment processes, procedures and contracts

  • Strong negotiation experience in an Aerospace environment

  • Experience with multiple contract types

  • Demonstrated high sense of urgency

  • Ability to effectively present to all levels of leadership


Salary Range: $48,600 USD - $73,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $58,800 USD - $88,200 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.