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Manager, Procurement 2

Requisition ID: R10060693

  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager, Procurement Level 2 to support our Global Supply Chain Procurement team in Palmdale, California. This position is expected to be part time remote.

The Manager in this role will be responsible for the direct supervision and management of their delegated staff. The Manager’s team will consist of up to 8 direct reports who will support in Procurement activities across multiple commodities, supporting the Strike Division. 

In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Must be Proficient in the procurement process, including but not limited to source selection, price analysis, negotiations, risk management
  • The preferred candidate should possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and be extremely organized
  • Can quickly identify and communicate risk and opportunity
  • Have a clear understanding of established processes and procedures
  • Possess the ability to align team goals to Sector and Division objectives
  • Effectively manage a supply base: Evaluate supplier delivery, quality, and cost performance
  • Develop and maintain Strategic Supplier relationships
  • Supervise release of RFQs for LTA and high-dollar reqs
  • Execute negotiations of LTAs and high-dollar contracts
  • Identify opportunity for cross Divisional strategies
  • Build and develop a geographic diverse and remote team
  • Ability to understand engineering practices and work within the technology arena to further the connection between the technology roadmaps and Global Supply Chain
  • Ability to plan schedule and arrange activities to accomplish objectives

Basic Qualifications: (the must-have’s)

  • High school diploma or equivalent with 9+ years’ experience, Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years’ experience or Master’s degree with 3+ years’ experience in Engineering, Business, Program Management, or Supply Chain
  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, DFARs and terms and conditions
  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance and have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program access

Preferred Qualifications: (the nice to-have’s)

  • Previous Management experience
  • Project Management experience with a clear understanding of establishing and maintaining schedules
  • Experience building and/or leading teams, interacting with multifunctional roles/department
  • Leadership and people management skills with the ability to model and promote a strong sense of engagement, teamwork and cooperation
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance (or higher)
  • Budgeting experience and EVM knowledge
  • Solid understanding of engineering/technical requirements.

Salary range: $118,600 - $178,000


Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 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.