Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist/Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist

Requisition ID: 21002051

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career. Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist/Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA supporting Military Aircraft Systems.  Essential Functions:
  • Sources and procures specialized goods and services. 
  • Owns contractual management for the supplier.
  • Responsible for source selection from contract proposal to execution phases. Coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders such as contracts, engineering, quality, supplier development, planning, operations, program and end-users. 
  • Develops subcontract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and/or services. Prepares bid packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates subcontract provisions, selects or recommends subcontractors, writes awards, and administers resulting subcontracts. 
  • In conjunction with quality organization, evaluates and monitors supplier quality and reliability, as well as supplier ability to support required delivery schedules. Identifies strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and manage risk through strategic and targeted negotiations. 
  • Manages performance of subcontracts, ensures compliance with all public law requirements as well as company (and business) policies and procedures including import/export regulations.  
  • Employs sound business practices and assesses supplier performance as part of follow-up activities. 
  • Ensures that appropriate documentation is provided to logistics/transportation & warehouse organization so that proper receipt is recorded. Manages and develops strategic/key suppliers.
  • Reviews and approves supplier payment as needed. 
  • Utilizes process tools such as Lean Six Sigma with suppliers to drive quality, efficiency and continuous improvement.
This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist level or Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist level.  Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree with 3 years of business experience or a Master's Degree with 1 year of business experience. Business experience shall be in subcontracts management, contracts management, proposal price/cost analysis, and/or strategic sourcing. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of FAR and DFARS regulations.  
  • Supplier selection/management experience on US Government contract(s). 
  • Subcontracting experience with aircraft production and/or sustainment programs.
  • Experience working within a government approved purchasing system.
  • Familiarity with NGAS Subcontracting terms and conditions. 
  • Experience with SAP.  
Principal Supply Chain Subcontract Specialist Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree with 6 years of business experience or a Master's Degree with 4 years of business experience. Business experience shall be in subcontracts management, contracts management, proposal price/cost analysis, and/or strategic sourcing. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of FAR and DFARS regulations.  
  • Supplier selection/management experience on US Government contract(s). 
  • Subcontracting experience with aircraft production and/or sustainment programs.
  • Experience working within a Government approved purchasing system.
  • Familiarity with NGAS Subcontracting terms and conditions. 
  • Experience with SAP.  
  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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