Director 2 – Supplier Quality (Redondo Beach, Palmdale, or Melbourne)

Requisition ID: 20033749

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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

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’s Aeronautics Systems sector is hiring a Director 2 of Supplier Quality to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in either Redondo Beach or Palmdale, CA or Melbourne, FL, and will be responsible for managing the Supplier Quality organization consisting of approximately 150 quality engineers, quality field engineers, quality analysts, receiving inspectors, auditors and data analysts.   Responsibilities and job duties include:
  • Directs and manages quality performance requirements that are levied on all suppliers for the sector and is required to ensure that it meets program expectations.
  • Responsible for the people, processes and tools required to perform Supplier Quality SOW.
  • Establishes and implements the mission, vision, strategies and initiatives to drive affordability and long-term improvement within the organization.
  • Must be knowledgeable of government requirements referenced in AS9100 and other regulations such as counterfeit and cyber requirements. 
  • Manage the established metrics and thresholds in accordance with Mission Assurance and Programs mission and goals.
  • Address supplier issues by leading sector response teams in collaboration with the supplier, supply chain, engineering and production organizations, as required.
  • Briefs executive management and the customer on the status of issues affecting program performance.
  • Conducts program reviews with the supplier.
  • Interacts closely with Global Supply Chain leadership on a continuous basis.
  • Collaborates regularly with DCMA and other government customers.  
  • Member of the Corporate Quality Council team and provides project leadership for corporate initiatives.
      Successful candidates will:
  • Make decisions that will positively impact the performance of the internal teams and the supply chain. 
  • Have experience with ERP systems such as SAP.
  As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

 Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree AND 10 years of related professional experience that includes a background in Mission Assurance or Global Supply Chain, OR a Master’s degree and 8 years of related professional experience that includes a background in Mission Assurance or Global Supply Chain.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance that is in-scope (granted or renewed in the last 6 years), with the ability to attain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance.
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance strong preferred
  • Current Special Program Access (PAR)
  • Extensive Leadership experience, preferably within the Aerospace and Defense industry
  • 8 years of direct Aerospace Quality experience 
  • MS or MBA degree highly preferred
  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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