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Supply Chain Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10050508

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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 Manager Supply Chain 1, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Palmdale, California.

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.


  • Lead a team of 10 engineers they will be responsible for
  • Develop and Execute the strategy for Aeronautics Sector Packaging Engineering operations in support of Sector affordability targets, schedule performance, and first time quality.
  • Leads team that has mission statement to design and engineer part protection solutions focusing on safety, cost efficiency, and minimal environmental impact.
  • Leads team that designs and develops specific devices and instructions for Packaging, Material Handling, Storage & Transportation.
  • Will collaborate with various programs on projects related to material packaging, design, storage and transportation.
  • Lead, coordinate, and collaborate with internal and external customers, including local, state, federal, and international agencies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements in support of Aeronautics Sector programs.
  • Directs team activities associated with program transportation, storage, and material handling requirements, including major deliveries (classified and unclassified), and specialty movements as they relate to transportability.
  • Oversees domestic and international traffic activities to ensure inbound/outbound adequacy of the packaging and preservation plans.
  • Supports the development of program packaging and transportation plans for all Aeronautics domestic and international deliveries. Including: containers, crates, Parts Protection Devices, Material Handling Devices, transportation fixtures and tools.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years applicable experience or Master’s degree with 3+ years experience
  • Prior leadership experience in a managerial, lead or supervisory capacity
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level clearance within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the Company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior A&D experience
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Significant experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership
  • Internal Northrop Grumman Material Requirements Planning and/or Part Management Integration experience
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Experience with GSC compliance audits
  • Experience with Risk/Opportunity management
  • Change Management experience

Salary range: $98,800 - $148,200

Salary Range: $98,800 USD - $148,200 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

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 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.