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Associate Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10077332

  • 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: No
  • 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.

Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking an Associate Supply Chain Planning Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting the F-35 Global Supply Chain (GSC) Goods Movement organization. This position is in Palmdale, CA.

  • 1st shift, 4/10s schedule Monday – Thursday
  • Position is in-office and a production environment, unable to accommodate a telecommute/hybrid schedule.

Essential Functions:

  • Defines and develops material strategy in tandem with manufacturing and production environments.
  • Responsible for the assessment of supply chain resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements and the delivery for critical production parts.
  • Develops, coordinates, and executes material forecasting and part delivery schedules.
  • 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.
  • Participate in affordability, cost savings, and/or process improvement strategies.
  • Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools.
  • Monitors inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) 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.
  • Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts.
  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements.
  • Supports manufacturing production line, providing planned and unplanned requirements in an expedited manner.
  • Collaborate cross functionally with Supplier Quality, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, and other support functions.
  • Prioritize and communicate impacts of current and potential material and part shortages. 
  • Operate company-owned vehicles to execute pick-up and delivery of parts between Northrop Grumman sites/buildings, and offsite locations at times. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 years of experience with a HS diploma, 0 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree. Experience must be in supply chain, procurement, logistics or another relevant field.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Suite with an emphasis on Excel and Power Point.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have developed organizational skills and the ability to handle multi-tasking in a high paced and dynamic environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work as a teammate and independently.
  • Ability to perform 60% desk work and 40% production shop floor part integration responsibilities with the ability to lift, push, pull up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time during the assigned shift.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive company-owned vehicles (potentially in the dark at times)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD Secret Clearance and a Program Special Access within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs (after starting).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution.
  • Experience with ERP system, specifically SAP desired.
  • Experience in Aerospace Manufacturing.
  • MES Program Experience.
  • Experience working knowledge in production planning process.
  • Working knowledge with Total Quality Management and/or, Procurement, and/or Supplier Quality Assurance.

Salary Range: $56,300 USD - $84,500 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.