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Manager Supply Chain Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10058949

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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 Space Systems has an opening for a Global Supply Chain Program Manager 3 for our Redondo Beach, CA location. Role reports to Director of ARIS Global Supply Chain Program Management within the Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD).

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Oversee day to day GSC program 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 Engineering, Manufacturing, Mission Assurance/Quality, and GSC functional organizations

  • Program leadership & guidance of program parts material integration (PMI) team

  • Creation, maintenance, improvement, and oversight of relevant program GSC metrics to track acquisition status & GSC performance

  • 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 via the program Risk/Opportunity process

  • Effectively tracking multiple issues simultaneously through the GSC processes; presentations and concise reporting/tracking of issues to IPTs & Program Office

  • Manage supply chain acquisitions for program: 1) Analyze future demand needs and work with engineering and Advance Planning to ensure timely recording of demands; accounting for GSC acquisition span times (supplier and GSC processing); 2) Proactively track, coordinate, status CRIT1s and other high priority procurements from drawing release through kitting; 3) Work with manufacturing SPMs and MPS to coordinate reasonable set-back schedules based on expected On Dock Dates

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

  • 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 senior leadership (directors through VPs)

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

  • Support and/or lead contract closeout activities

  • Lead and/or provide inputs to Business team including GSC EVMS Control Account Management and/or support as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret or SCI clearance in-scope (investigation within last 5 years)

  • Able to effectively utilize program management skills to drive program GSC execution across multiple organizations with differing priorities including effective use of soft skills (primarily knowledge based leadership, tact, persuasion, negotiation, and interpersonal charisma)

  • Self-motivated/proactive, organized, responsive, reliable, flexible, and detail oriented

  • Desire to work cooperatively within a team of other senior GSCPMs and contribute

  • Ability to develop, utilize, and apply data analytic tools (e.g. Tableau)

  • Experienced in dynamic environments where there are schedule changes, part failures/issues, design changes, testing failures etc.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with a broad variety of personality types in a team environment

  • Basic knowledge & familiarity with SAP

  • Familiarity with Aerospace Materials and Processes (M&P) and associated suppliers

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of Project Management, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Facility and experience working in SAP

  • Experience supporting large & unique aerospace programs

  • Demonstrated flexibility and agility, prioritizing multiple tasks with competing deadlines

  • Experience and/or familiarity with key Northrop Grumman GSC functions including Advanced Planning (AP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and Parts Management Integration (PMI)

  • Prior GSC PM experience

  • Experienced as a CAM and/or Northrop Grumman CAM training


Salary Range: $155,400 USD - $233,200 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.