Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Requisition ID: 21007980

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.   Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Melbourne, FL with a 9/80 work schedule, occasional travel and excellent career growth potential supporting the rapidly growing Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence.   Sources and procures 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.   Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for subcontract sourcing, proposal evaluation, negotiation, award, execution, administration and closeout phases
  • Assesses supplier performance and regularly communicates feedback to Supplier Leadership
  • 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
#LI-JB1 The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 6 years combined experience or a minimum of 4 years combined experience with a Master’s Degree
  • Must have experience in Subcontracts, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, or Project Management
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with SAP or related business application software
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFARS
  • Must have an Active, In-Scope DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain or Project Management
  • Negotiating skills with contract in excess of $25 million
  • Experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Previous Control Account Manager (CAM) experience or training
  • Working level knowledge of Business Law
  • Risk mitigation experience
  • Change Management experience
  • In-Scope DOD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted or renewed within the past 6 years
  • Special Program Access

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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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.


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