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Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Requisition ID: R10075614

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: None
  • 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, 25% 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.

Defines and develops material strategy. Responsible for the 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.

This position can be worked out of

Redondo Beach, Woodland Hills, Baltimore.

Principal Category Management Planning Specialist

Position Summary / Responsibilities

The Category Management Planning Specialist will be supporting multiple programs with the RF Distribution and PWB Category Suppliers across the Mission Systems Sector by aligning program needs and Sector Strategies.

  • Negotiates, manages, and foster strong relationships with suppliers
  • Defines and develops material strategy to align it to Sector and Program needs
  • Implements metrics to ensure that Sector goals are realized, and performance requirements are achieved
  • Aligns suppliers to the Supplier Performance Management Plan
  • Works with cross-functional teams to analyze supply base risks & opportunities by supporting program needs
  • Responsible for the assessment of supplier capacity resources
  • Aggregates and prioritizes demand requirements
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Analyzes lead times and identifies critical path procurements

Leveling Factors:

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Full knowledge of industry practices. Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to perform fairly complex professional tasks.

Problem Solving

Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. May refer to established precedents and policies.

Discretion/Latitude

Performs fairly complex tasks and participates in determining objectives of assignment. Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Impact

Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve objectives would normally have a serious effect upon the administration of the organization.

Liaison

Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations. May develop and deliver presentations.

Typical Minimum Education / Experience

6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters

Job Qualifications:

A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria.

The basic requirements for a level 3 are:

  • Bachelor’s (6+ yrs experience) or Master’s (4+ yrs experience) from an accredited institution
    • Experience on Supply Chain, Procurement, Business Management, Operations, and/or related experience
  • Detail and Teamwork oriented with demonstrated organizational skills
  • Work both independently and in a team environment; experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation skills & strategies for supplier engagement
  • Business acumen and ability to make business-based decisions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking and innovative behaviors in past projects, roles or experiences
  • Demonstrated ability to bring matters/issues to successful closure
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to address complex matters/solutions with Senior Leadership and customers
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • You will need to be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications for Level 3:

  • ASCM/APICS Supply Chain Certification
  • Six Sigma or Lean certifications
  • IPC-610 knowledge
  • PMP trained or certified
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Possesses current DOD Secret Clearance


Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $129,500 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.