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iReturn Supply Chain Analyst

Requisition ID: R10046957

  • Category IconCategory: Administrative Services
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • 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: No
  • 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 Mission Systems is seeking an iReturn Supply Chain Planning Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Rolling Meadows, IL. location.


The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years. This cohort will receive special on-boarding designed to provide an effective re-entry into the workforce. iReturn℠ provides experienced professionals with a 12-week "returnship" to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce after a 2+ career break for this "returnship" program that focuses on giving you a seamless transition back into the workforce. This cohort program will approximately run from August - November and prepare candidates for an effective re-entry into the workforce. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with the company.

Learn more about the iReturn program here



The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Global Supply Chain Team is offering an exciting career opportunity to support a wide variety of major defense programs in Rolling Meadows, IL. NGMS is seeking a Supply Chain Planning Analyst (SCPA) to join its team of qualified and diverse Global Supply Chain professionals supporting a wide range of Situational Awareness, Survivability, and Advanced Warning products.

Alternative Work Arrangements (flexible scheduling and/or work locations) may be available for this position.

The roles and responsibilities of the Supply Chain Planning Analyst (SCPA) include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Develop supply chain strategy and execution plan for assigned program(s). Act as the interface to Program Management for Global Supply Chain.

• Drive strategy of procurement and subcontract activity. Provide support to the subcontract team to ensure purchase order placements are on completed on schedule and within cost targets.

• Support source selection process, second sourcing activity; understand supplier capabilities and risk profiles.

• Monitor key performance indicators; including monthly reporting on labor and material costs, monthly material receipts forecasting; bi-annual estimate to complete inputs to Business Management, and corrective action plans as needed.

• Support and coordinate cross-functional work teams and continuous improvement efforts to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiatives.

• Support proposal activity to identify material strategy, cost and schedule baselines, and risks for the life of the potential program where needed.

• Understand the supply chain management process and procedures to support engineering, manufacturing, and program management requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors' degree in a business or technical related discipline and minimum 4 years of experience or Masters’ with minimum 2 years of experience and a current career break of at least two years.

• Experience working on high technology products.

• Demonstrated working knowledge of global supply chain, manufacturing, or logistics tools.

• Ability to understand financial concepts, analyze data, generate forecasts and manage budgets.

• Ability to work with suppliers providing complex products/services and to drive cost/schedule/quality.

• Proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

• U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Masters' degree in Supply Chain, Business or Operations.

• APICS Certifications - CPIM, CSCP.

• Working knowledge of Federal and Defense contracting requirements including ITAR, DOS licenses, FAR and DFARS.

• Experience in team leadership role.

• Experience with cost account management, earned value, material financial reporting/forecasting and supplier/program/product scheduling.

• Experience working with multiple functions (Business Management, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Operations, Procurement and Program Management) in a matrix environment.

• Experience managing/developing suppliers in a high tech industry diving cost/schedule/quality.

• Proficient in using SAP or similar ERP system.


Salary Range: $68,200 USD - $113,600 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

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 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.