Senior Principle Supply Chain Business Operations/Compliance Specialist

Requisition ID: 21008657

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Supplier Diversity Specialist (Senior Principle Supply Chain Business Operations/Compliance Specialist).  This position is located in Redondo Beach, CA. Responsibilities include:
  • Serves as a Space Systems Sector Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) supporting the Strategic Space Systems Division
  • Establishes, directs, and manages small business subcontracting goal development and subcontracting plans for multiple programs
  • Works with proposal teams to interpret small business requirements, identify and vet small businesses for opportunities to support program requirements, provide small business subcontracting past performance information, and prepare small business participation and commitment plans and individual small business subcontracting plans for federal proposals and contracts.
  • Collaborates with Supply Chain and business line leadership to ensure appropriate identification, qualification, and inclusion of small businesses and diverse suppliers.
  • Works with Supply Chain, Contracts Managers, and Program Managers and to ensure compliance with FAR Part 19 – Small Business Programs and federal contract requirements related to small business laws, regulations and company policies and procedures.
  • Assists in compliance reviews with the Small Business Administration, DCMA, Internal/External Audit, and other oversight agencies as required.
  • Monitors adherence to subcontracting plan goals on active, reportable programs during contract execution and works with program teams to improve subcontracting performance. 
  • Analyzes PO data and produces monthly, quarterly, and semiannual reports for internal analysis and reporting
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting semi-annual Individual Subcontracting Reports (ISRs) and additional small business reports as needed
  • Leads training initiatives to educate internal stakeholders on small business and supplier diversity requirements, programs, and systems
  • Acts as advocate to ensure maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities are offered to Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and small businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)
  • Represents organization as a Small Business Subject Matter Expert (SME). Interacts with internal and external personnel on a variety of significant matters often requiring coordination with various business functions across the enterprise.
  • Manages workloads, priorities, and deadline requirements to meet the needs of internal/external customers with respect to proposals, data analysis, reporting, and Ad-hoc requests and approvals.
  • Acts as the focal point for small businesses interested in becoming a Northrop Grumman supplier or expanding their current support.  Collects and disseminates supplier capability and pursuit information; may facilitate introductions to BD, capture, program and buying groups and will follow-up for disposition. 
  • Validates supplier information and conducts market research and intelligence as needed using various external sites/systems like USA Spending, Federal Procurement Data System, and System for Award Management, Dynamic Small Business Search, SBA.GOV, and agency SB program offices. 
  • Develop and deliver presentations as well as support internal training provided to various business functions. 
  • Attend outreach events and represent the company’s supplier diversity program as a participant and/or panelist.

Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years of experience in government contracting, supply chain management, project management, and/or proposal operations or Master's degree and 6 years of this experience; 4 years of additional related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
  • Possess active TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience as a Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) / Supplier Diversity Specialist
  • Experience developing Small Business Subcontracting and Participation Plans
  • Experience with Small Business Subcontract Reporting (ISRs and SSRs)
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with an emphasis toward openness and a commitment to quality customer service
  • Ability to make independent decisions and problem solve while managing multiple tasks effectively and without compromising quality of work
  • Ability to network, collaborate, and influence
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships on a global basis at all levels of the enterprise
  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint Skills
  • Ability to travel 10% - 20%
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in procurement/subcontract management in a CPSR environment
  • Advanced understanding of FAR 19.704 requirements and DCMA Small Business Subcontracting Program Compliance Reviews



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 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.


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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.