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Staff Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Level 5)

Requisition ID: R10052947

  • 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: Days (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 is seeking a Staff Supply Chain Planning Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Global Supply Chain organization (GSC). The role will report to the AMP Global Supply Chain Program Manager and the position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.


  • Train and lead the parts material integration (PMI) team

  • Oversee day to day GSC PMI organization execution for an assigned work scope

  • Lead weekly material coordination meetings with engineering leadership; coordination between GSC and program engineering as priorities evolved

  • Liaison between the GSC manager, GSCPM and the GSC PMI Organization

  • Ability to reconcile issues between GSC PMI Organization and the other GSC functional organizations

  • Liaison between Engineering, Manufacturing, Mission Assurance/Quality, and GSC functional organizations

  • Creation, maintenance, improvement, of GSC PMI work packages

  • Create, track, and manage GSC related risks and opportunities; look at risk factors (industry knowledge, Supplier Management ratings, SAMS/Scorecards, Commodity Engineering capacity reports etc.) to identify acquisition risks and effectively bring those to program attention

  • Effectively tracking multiple issues simultaneously through the GSC processes; presentations and concise reporting/tracking of issues to the GSC Organization and GSC PMs

  • Lead supply chain acquisitions for program:  Assist in tracking and coordinating CRIT1 Status and other high priority procurements to assist PMIs; Work hand and with all GSC organizations

  • Support and provide GSC inputs to frequent program proposal activities including ECPs, NTEs, BPEs, REAs and customer

  • Work with subcontract administrators and subcontract management leads to satisfy leadership data requests and priorities

  • Support to IPTs including lien requests, reviews, parts obsolescence, material status, etc.

  • Presentations to leadership

  • Problem solver that effectively works with cross functional/org teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • 15 + years with Bachelor’s; 13 + years with Masters’ in business or supply chain or additional equivalent experience

  • Knowledgeable of Advanced Planning (AP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Parts Management Integration (PMI) Processes

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain SCI clearance

  • Minimum of 10 years of ERP/MRP system experience with at least 5 years using SAP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in space programs

  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain and/or Business

  • Experience as a AP, MRP or PMI

Salary Range: $129,000 USD - $193,400 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

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.

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.