Associate Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist (Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: 20031180

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % 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 an Associate Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA. The Associate Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist will be expected to:  
  • Sources and procures specialized goods and services.
  • Owns contractual management for the supplier.
  • Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users.
  • Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services.
  • Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards (issues purchase orders or subcontracts through MRP system), and administers resulting subcontracts.
  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules.
  • Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations.
  • Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.
  • Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities.
  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded.
  • Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.
  • Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed.
  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's Degree with minimum 6 months of experience in Supply Chain or Business Management (4 years of experience in lieu of a degree). 
  • Active DoD security clearance at the Secret level within scope of the past 10 years. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Candidate must be team oriented and capable of working with multi-disciplined teams 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
 
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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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.


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