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Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10047633

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems sector is seeking a Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Level 3) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The candidate for this position will be responsible for all aspects of Shortage Management for Space Systems including, but not limited to the following:

  • Defines and develops material strategy

  • Responsible for t he assessment of supply resources; aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements; plans inventory, distribution requirements, production, material and rough-cut capacity for all products

  • 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

  • Analyzes and aggregates supply / demand requirements

  • Analyzes purchase material supply/demand position using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tools

  • Plans inventory levels based on dependent and independent Bill-of-Materials (BOM) requirements

  • Assesses rough-cut capacity for current and short-term manufacturing 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

  • Creates/releases requisitions

  • Receives/reviews requirements for non-standard parts

  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 years of Supply Chain, Planning, or Project Management experience with a Bachelor's degree (10 years’ experience total in lieu of a Bachelor's), or a Master's degree with 4 years of experience)

  • Strong working proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 years of experience managing suppliers through the following: cost/schedule/quality - Proficient in using SAP for material data analysis

  • Experience with Critical Path Management, FAR and DFAR

  • Prior aerospace experience (F/A-18 and F-35 Shortage Management Process familiarity is a plus)

  • Current active DOD clearance


Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 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.