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Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist

Requisition ID: R10060078

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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: Days (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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future

The Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) Sector Supply Chain Team is offering an exciting career opportunity to support a wide variety of programs. NGDS is seeking a Procurement Analyst 3 (Buyer) to join its team of qualified and diverse purchasing professionals supporting the acquisition of a wide range of electronic, machining and services commodities.

Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Sources and purchases Machine Parts, Electronic Components, Wire, Cable Assemblies & Connectors, Test Equipment, Raw Material, Services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives
  • Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes
  • Confers with suppliers and analyzes supplier’s operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules
  • Proposal support and preparation of bid packages
  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 10 years of relevant experience

  • Will consider 6 years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree or 4 year of relevant experience with Master’s

  • Skill in managing the review, negotiation, and execution of purchase orders Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity

  • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Full knowledge of industry practices.

  • Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to perform fairly complex professional tasks

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP Knowledge

  • Prior Government or Aerospace procurement/buying experience

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR

  • Knowledge of CPSR and government audits

  • Experience with aircraft maintenance activities under US Govt. prime contracts to include spares procurement and movement. 

  • Import/Export (ITAR) experience for movement of materials and technology


Salary Range: $62,300 USD - $93,500 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.