Manager Subcontracts Admin 3

Requisition ID: R10024717

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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, Subcontracts Administration 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Incredible opportunity for a true leader!

The Subcontract Manager 3 is responsible for leading a Subcontracts Team of approximately 30 Subcontracts Managers/Specialists supporting the F-35 platform. Responsible for ensuring overall Supply Chain performance, and that the Subcontractor(s) adhere to the cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements of the contract. Incredible exposure opportunity to act as the Program focal point to major suppliers for all Subcontracts related activities; brief executive management and the Customer on the status/issues affecting performance, schedule, or cost; and conduct program reviews with the Subcontractors and Program Office.

Ideal role for someone who is ambitious taking ownership of hard problems, providing vision ultimately striving toward a solution.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for all phases of the Subcontract including, business case for make or buy decisions, requests for proposals, source selection, negotiation strategy, cost accountability, and delivery performance. Serve as an integral part of the Integrated Product Teams (IPT) and Subcontract Management Teams (SMT) to ensure sound decision making in supplier management, as well as establishment of milestone objectives and management of performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 7- years’ experience, or a Master’s Degree with at least 5- years’ experience in any of the following: Subcontracts Management, Procurement, Program Management, or Contracts Management

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Subcontracts Management, responsible for subcontracts in excess of $50 Million for an engineering product line

  • Minimum of 2 years Leadership experience – Manager or Team Lead experience is acceptable

  • Experience with FAR and DFARS

  • Experience with SAP or related purchasing software, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project

  • Experience conducting presentations to executive leadership

  • Although not required to start, this position requires 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:

  • Master Degree in Business, Global Supply Chain, or Project Management

  • Significant experience conducting oral presentations to senior leadership

  • Internal Northrop Grumman Subcontracts experience

  • 10 years of DoD Subcontracts Management Experience

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)


Salary Range: 155400 - 233200

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.