Search All Jobs

Sr Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10076672

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Individuals in this role on the Strategic Sourcing team define and develop material strategy across the business unit. Employees will be responsible for drafting and negotiating various agreements, including long term pricing agreements, teaming agreements, and negotiating terms and conditions.  Employees will be responsible for assessing supply chain areas of risk and supplier health and implementing mitigating or corrective actions. This includes researching options to compete with single source suppliers, assessing current suppliers, and improving the current supply base through relationship development to support our dynamic business and associated requirements.  This may also include working closely with engineering to research developing technologies.  Employees will be responsible for improving the internal supply chain processes including benchmarking current processes against best practices and making recommendations for improvement. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Analyze and collect data on current awards and awards in pipeline to identify and capitalize on synergies at OU, BU

  • Develop and implement tools for supply chain planning at the program level to aid in efficient execution of awarded programs including drafting and negotiating LTA, teaming agreements and terms and conditions

  • Insert strategic supply chain tools at proposal stage to streamline execution at program award and capitalize on existing supplier relationships and supplier health

  • Provide data on current supplier engagement, gaps, and penetration, evaluate risks, and implement corrective actions

  • Support long range strategic planning activities and establish near term tactics to bring longer term plans to fruition through supplier engagement and market analysis

  • Propose investment strategies that support the long-range strategic plans and drive synergies across similar product lines

  • Supports management of NCTA & Capital plans across the division through understanding of supply chain health

  • Conducts market assessments relative to supply chain to include analysis of customer budgets, buying behaviors, and trends to identify potential market growth, supplier partnership or acquisition, and sourcing opportunities

  • Perform competitive analysis which will include identifying key trends, recent developments, competitive behaviors, and financial analysis

Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 years of experience required. Would consider a Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering and/or technical discipline and 10 years’ experience (or 8 years with a Masters) in defense or aerospace systems 

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Basic understanding of FAR/DFARs

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors.

  • Ability to travel domestically

  • U.S citizen and ability to obtain US Government Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in supply chain management on a major program.

  • Master’s Degree in a Business or Technical field.


Salary Range: $99,200 USD - $148,800 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.



Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.