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Production Planning & Scheduler/Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10068133

  • 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, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Systems has an opening for a Supply Chain Planning Specialist/Principal Specialist to act as a Production Planning and Scheduler to join our team of qualified, Diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL and based out of the office primarily through the week based on program and work requirements. Some remote work is possible, but on-site support is required a minimum of 3 days per week.

The Supply Chain Planning Specialist/Principal Specialist will define and develop material strategy. 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. Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using planning tools including Engineering Property System (EPS). Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements. Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing requirements. Creates/reduces supply requirements based on inventory adjustments. 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. Creates/releases requisitions. Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts. Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements. The selected candidate will be supporting flight test efforts for multiple sector wide programs to ensure consistent flow of materials, resources and services to meet customer needs specific to forecasting and execution of requirements.

This position may be hired and filled at the Specialist (Level 2) or Principal Specialist (Level 3) depending upon candidate qualifications.

Basic Qualifications – Level 2:

  • Bachelor’s degree within 3 years related experience or Masters degree with 1 year related experience; and/or High school diploma with 7 years related experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Active DoD Secret Security clearance within a reasonable time frame based on company/program requirements
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain program clearance, secret access program (SAP)
  • Must be proficient within all Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook),
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills, with ability to learn and evolve skills based on customer requirements or need
  • 1-3  years of requirement(s) forecasting
  • Database management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced environment

Basic Qualifications – Level 3:

  • Bachelor’s degree within 6 years related experience or Masters degree with 4 year related experience; and/or High school diploma with 10 years related experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Active DoD Secret Security clearance within a reasonable time frame based on company/program requirements
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain program clearance, secret access program (SAP)
  • Must be proficient within all Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook),
  • Advanced Excel skills, with ability to learn and evolve skills based on customer requirements or need
  • 3  years of requirement(s) forecasting
  • Database management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with a refresh/update within the last 6 years
  • Active program clearance, PAR
  • Knowledge of FAR 52.245-1 specific to government property accountability
  • 4 years of inventory/ requirements forecasting experience within the aerospace industry supporting a large program
  • Familiar with SAP as the business system to view the details of purchase orders, invoices and good receipts
  • Supplier / Delivery management
  • Practice working with Engineering on advance procurement planning
  • Experience hosting meetings up to senior management level providing part shortages and identifying roadblocks to mitigate risk to program schedule
  • Ability to successfully perform and pivot in a robust engineering test environment
  • Capability to Build BOMs from engineering drawings
  • Proven problem solving skills


Salary Range: $58,800 USD - $88,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $72,400 USD - $108,600 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.